Sauza's Plata tequila is a seamless agave tequila made entirely of blue agave. The flavor of this tequila is fresh and energetic, with floral and herbal overtones. From beginning to end, it's a pleasure to see. Sauza Hornitos Plata is appreciated for its oak, fragrant, herbal, and spicy flavor characteristics, expertly distilled at Sauza.
Sauza Hornitos tequila is made the same way that Sauza manufactures their house brand original version.
The tequila begins with a crop of 100 percent blue agave plants, the same plant species that founder Don Cenobio believed was the best source of tequila all those years ago. Next, the plants are mechanically shredded, and the water and agave sugars are separated from the plant material using a diffuser. This differs from the traditional method, which involves roasting the plants (typically whole) before crushing them to obtain the juice. Instead, the liquid is distilled twice after fermentation to produce the desired alcohol content.
Hornitos Plata tequila gives a smooth, vibrant encounter that is delightful from start to finish, with an unmistakably robust, agave-forward taste.
It has a mildly earthy agave fragrance with a light white pepper note on the nose. The first taste is peppery, with a hint of citrus freshness. In complement to citrus zest, the spicy flavor includes black pepper, a touch of cloves, and possibly a smidgeon of ginger on the palate. Hornitos Plata Tequila has a spicy exit loaded with white pepper, a classic finish. The earthiness of the agave is noticeable as well, but the spiciness of the end stands out far more than the earthiness.
The liquid is crystal clear in both the bottle and the glass, making for a stunning appearance. The initial flavor is black pepper, with a hint of cinnamon thrown in for good measure. It has a lot of spicinesses right away, which is unusual for tequila. However, the black pepper isn't nearly as apparent with the ice added; instead, it's a touch more lonely.
A margarita is a well-balanced drink in which the Sauza Hornitos tequila adds some diverse flavors not found elsewhere. And, in general, it works. Even against the robust flavors of lime juice and Cointreau, the black pepper spice comes through and makes itself felt.
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