Uproxx: Cierto Tequila is “Simply One of the Best”

By Dane Rivera

Cierto Tequila Private Collection Extra Añejo

Cierto is a fairly new label that has hit the scene with a lot of hype. To date, the brand has scooped up over 800 awards including Best in Class at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and New York World Wine and Spirits Competition. It was named the Best Extra Añejo at the LA Invitation Spirits Challenge and is certified additive-free by Tequila Matchmaker.

The tequila checks all the boxes, the bottle is beautiful, it’s a multi-award winner, additive-free, and pricey, but I’m happy to say that it completely lives up to the hype. This is simply one of the best añejos on the market right now.

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Warm roasted chocolate notes with agave a tiny hint of oak and fresh leather.

Palate: That chocolate scent translates to the flavor. I’m also tasting a bit of caramel and a fruity sweetness. On the second sip, I’m getting the same expression of flavors, which reminds me a bit of fancy box chocolate.

Finish: The finish is smooth but a distinct dry spice starts to build up once it’s cleared your palate. That peppery quality seems to grow in intensity the more sips you take.

The Bottom Line: A fantastic aged tequila that provides a lot of complex character and a delicious bouquet of shifting flavors that bounce between sweet and dessert-like, and earthy and agave forward.

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