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Here’s a Plata that’s seriously mature for her age.
Many things have changed since tavern owner Lázaro Gallardo began crafting tequila in 1857 at Hacienda Los Camichines in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. Not everything has, though – the Selleción Suave process he invented remains the same. What that might be, you wonder? Well, in Spanish, suave means smooth and Gallardo was the first Tequila Master Distiller to begin adding the richer, older and smoother tequila reserves to the blend to produce one that would be smoother than them all.
The business is still family-owned today with several generations passing the know-how down to the next one – what an incredible gene pool, right! Even the bottle you’ll get today, inspired by the Art Deco style, was designed by Lázaro‘s son Luciano back in 1920.
Gran Centenario Plata is essentially an old soul in a young body. It’s blended in wood and aged for just 28 days in French Limousin oak barrels before bottling, but this 100% agave Tequila has the depth and complexity of a far more mature sipper. Most Plata Tequilas are actually unaged, so this one has an edge over most of her sisters. The subtle wood notes and the smoother-than-heaven taste are unusual for a white Tequila, but it’s a nice surprise. Blended at 80 proof, it’s very fruit-forward, citrusy and with a touch of black pepper – mix it in a traditional margarita to really let her shine through.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fruit-forward notes. Pear, lime and citrus.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet and fruity with a kick of black pepper.
Complex and lingering.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Gran Centenario Plata Tequila and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.