We sat down with an expert at Partida, a super-premium 100% agave tequila, and shared our tasting notes. Long story short: we liked it.
Expert: This well-balanced tequila isn't aged. It has a fresh, agave flavor and a pleasant finish that lingers gently on the palate.
Maxim Editor Cory: This tastes like freshly mown grass. Since it isn't aged and doesn't have a lot of depth, this would make a great mixer.
Expert: Aged for six months, this delivers nuances of flavor without the overbearing smoky flavor common to so many Reposados. You'll notice aromas of chocolate and vanilla, hazelnut and almond with a deep, rich finish.
Maxim Editor Cory: I wouldn't mix this with anything. It's smooth enough to drink on the rocks and has a clean, spicy finish. Can I have another?
Expert: Aged 18 months, this Anejo has a depth of flavor not seen among other so-called super premium tequilas. With its intense golden color, it has a fruity aroma with notes of cherry, almond and spices. This is a tequila to be savored slowly.
Maxim Editor Cory: I didn't know tequila could be this smooth. It's like water that gives me self confidence.