The Bottom Line
Siembra Azul is one of the newest tequila companies and their release has added three impressive, 100% blue agave tequilas to the market. Founded by David Suro-Pinera, the company double distills their tequilas in Los Arandas highlands of Jalisco, Mexico and include the usual age expressions including a blanco (unaged), reposado (average of 3 months) and anejo (minimum of 12 months). Overall the line is impressive with notable fruitier and lighter profiles than most tequilas and are comparatively smooth. Siembra Azul certainly has some tequilas worth checking out for yourself.
- An excellent premium tequila for a great price.
- Each expression has its own qualities and all are great for mixing or sipping.
- Limited availability.
- Lighter than many premium tequilas, an aspect connoisseurs may not enjoy.
- Double distilled, kosher tequila from the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.
- Founder: David Suro Pinera
Master Distiller: Leopoldo Solis
- Released in limited markets in 2005, Anejo released in 2008
- Retails for around $35- Blanco, $40- Reposado, $45 Anejo (750 ml bottles)
Guide Review - Siembra Azul Tequila
The production of Siembra Azul tequilas follow many of the same steps as other tequilleros do, with its own twist. It all begins with pesticide-free agave grown by the Vivanco family who have generations of experience farming in this specialty. The pinas are roasted in the winter when the cooler temperatures add to the complexity of the finished spirit. Additionally, the baking takes place in clay ovens which are cleaned between batches to ensure consistency among bottlings. As the "prisse de mousse" yeast ferments the agave juice, Vivaldi and Mozart serenade the growing spirit - a practice becoming more popular. Once fully fermented, the emerging tequila makes a trip to an Alembic copper pot still and a second distillation in a custom copper and stainless steel Alembic still. After that it's off to the bottle for the blanco, and to the barrels for the reposado and anejo.
- Blanco - Siembra Azul's Blanco opens with a light and sunny, subtle sweetness with very earthy notes that follow to the herbaceous palate marked with citrus. The finish holds a pepper bite that fades into a long and earthy baked agave aftertaste. It's excellent in any tequila cocktail you can think of.
- Reposado - The reposado holds a sweet, oaky nose that invites the drinker to sip a spirit with the same profile. The palate holds earthy notes and hints of woody spice and the finish has a long, citrus sweetness. This reposado is perfect for creating fine cocktails and a Grand Gold Margarita (skipping the Gold Tequila obviously) with it is superb.
- Anejo - This anejo is distinctively brighter than most of comparable aging and it's a simply lovely sipper or lightly favored cocktail ingredient. It opens with a heavenly, sweet citrus and oak aroma that leads to a seductive palate of the same. The finish is smooth with pepper and a prolonged and stout earthiness.