do you believe? Whose opinion really matters to you?
Whose opinion can sway you to make a purchase? For instance
take the movie critics Ebert and Siskel. I always agreed with
Siskel and pretty much always disagreed with Ebert. If Siskel
liked a movie then I knew I would like it and if Ebert hated
a movie I knew I would love it.
you value the opinion of a rock star or a movie star? I probably
wouldn't because I really don't know them that well or anything
about the validity of their opinions even though I may really
like their performances. On the other hand if Cheech and Chong
recommended a certain strain of marijuana I would assume that
it's pretty darn good, after all they should know. If Chef
Anthony Bourdain recommends a sushi joint, I'm there, I know
his opinion is carved through years of travel and culinary
experience and besides that I generally agree with his rants
(yes the musician) says this 200 year old tequila distiller,
Casa Noble, makes his favorite agave juice
so it just might be pretty darned tasty or not, if musicians
are to be believed. After all, musicians are rumored to have
a habit of over indulging in all things and also of having
enough money to only over indulge in the finest things. Don't
get me wrong, I'm not accusing Santana of anything just propagating
the cliché about musician's excesses.
I really like tequila and I personally prefer the blanco or
silver unaged and unoaked variety over the more expensive
aged and oaked types. I prefer the straight up taste of agave
and don't want it complicated to the point that it starts
tasting like brandy.
let's see if Santana rocks on this one. The Casa Noble Blanco
Tequila comes in a beautiful and clear hand blown bottle that
perfectly exhibits the clean clear liquid inside. The nose
is rich in fruity agave with hints of vanilla. The agave aroma
brings out the roasted notes nicely. There is very little
alcohol in the nose. On the palate the agave fruit is mellow,
oily and tasty and backed by the vanilla. The flavor is spirited
but not overly spicy. The finish is relatively smooth and
long and leaves behind a pleasant tingle. This is quite good
blanco tequila and it looks like Santana rocks on this one.
We also made some margaritas with this tequila and they were
quite tasty as well.
tequila looks like it goes on sale quite a bit and I found
the 750 ml bottles ranging from $29.00 to $39.00. In the mid
to high 20's this stuff is a steal so be patient and when
you find the right price pick up a couple of bottles. (Also,
check out a special Casa Noble Cocktail, the Crystal
Blue, from the Green City Maket Chef's Benefit.)
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