Seal was broken and 1/4 of the tequila was gone. Was told too bad this can happen
To my taste, Asombroso has just nudged Maestro Dobel from first place in the 'platino' category. An immensely promising bouquet, gentle on the palate and delightfully satisfying aftertaste. This is a tequila that requires no salt, lime or margarita mix; in fact, one can sense that these additions would be an insult to this genuinely refined agave experience.
My brother and I discovered Asombroso in a Mexican restaurant while visiting St Augustine, Florida. It was offered to us by a seemingly shy but knowing bartendress. We finished her only bottle and struck out on the town to find more. We conducted our research, at first methodically, then with increasing randomness (but with no less diligence!) as we sampled the best alternative each drinkery could offer, since not one had any Asombroso in stock. My brother, let's call him Bill, may have expressed some of his frustration as the afternoon wore on – between us we have a vague memory of his having to subdue a handful of bikers who had taken exception to his singing. Eventually we made our way back to the Mexican restaurant where, after a short restorative nap, Bill announced that we would resume our quest the next day and that Maestro Dobel would serve us well in the meantime. That night, I found oldtowntequila.com and ordered two bottles: one for me and one for me later.
Asombroso is incredibly smooth and has layers of subtle flavours once it has passed the tongue. I can't recall what they are because Bill downed the first of my bottles and made off with the other. I look forward to visiting St Augustine again and resuming the quest with my brother. Yes, I have forgiven Bill; he is my brother after all and I can't blame him – Asombroso is that good.