Dahlia is a brand new model of tequila from the parents behind Mezcal El Silencio. Obtainable completely as a Cristalino, it’s aged for a quite spare 6 months — most Cristalinos begin their life as additional anejos — earlier than being filtered again to clear.
Primarily a “clear reposado,” it is a significantly rougher cristalino than most available on the market. The nostril is kind of peppery, with overtones of lemon peel, a punchy match-head character and a barely bitter word rising shortly, neither complementing the pure pungency of the underlying agave. The palate has an intense vegetal character that will not be misplaced in a blanco tequila, inexperienced and earthy and pastoral, but filtered by sweetness. The mix doesn’t totally gel, with a end that feels distinctly gummy, laced with inexperienced peppercorns and notes of scorching tar.
It’s not the worst Cristalino I’ve had, however its underlying spirit wants extra getting older for this to showcase its greatest qualities.