About Cristalino Tequila

About Cristalino Tequila
Cristalino tequilas are barrel-aged tequilas, usually añejos, that have been stripped of color. They tend to have rounder, more creamy aromas and flavors than blancos and also softer acidity and agave notes. They are designed for sipping.

Top Picks for Cristalino Tequila

Gran Coramino Reposado Cristalino Tequila
94 points
$49
Clear color. Aromas of sweet peppers, butter cream frosting, vanilla forward, and vanilla simple syrup with a full body and a long caramel, vanilla artificial, earl grey, perfume, and marzipan finish. An extremely smooth expression of Cristalino Tequila with lovely fruity, rounded notes.
Maestro Dobel 50 Cristalino Tequila Extra Añejo
94 points
$145
Clear color. Candied aromas and flavors of caramel apple candies, cherry preserves, pineapple smoothie, hazelnut creme, vanilla gelato, and rainbow sherbet with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, stimulating, medium-length finish with notes of frozen cappuccino. A flavorful ice cream shop of a Cristalino Tequila; great for the Whiskey lover.
Awards: 2021 Best Cristalino Tequila
Cenote™ Cristalino Tequila
94 points
$79.99
Clear color. Candied aromas and flavors of strawberry shortcake with whipped cream, butter pecan ice cream, sour cherry compote, and almond cookie with lemon curd with a lightly tannic, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long finish imparting notes of fruit cake with candied citrus, roasted sweet potatoes and green peppers, dusty minerals, and pepper dust finish. A rich, candied, and somewhat rum-like cristalino tequila with an earthy center and nice barrel character; will be good for character-rich cocktails.
94 points $79.99
Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado Cristalino Tequila
93 points
$34
Clear color. Minerally aromas and flavors of mild vanilla, white chocolate, touch of rubber or solvent tone (mineral spirits), latex, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, and black tea with a glycerous, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, refreshing, medium-length finish with accents of herbal, saline and grass. Whether sipped on its own or in a mixed shot, this fruity, supple cristalino will amp up the good times.
1800 Cristalino Tequila Añejo
92 points
$59
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of apple cider vinegar, brown butter, pastry dough, and toasted sesame with a round, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish with impressions of tart green apple, sweet cream, lemon curd, almond cookie, and fresh cut grass. A light, citrusy Cristalino Tequila to be enjoyed in the sun.
Volcan De Mi Tierra Añejo Cristalino Tequila
90 points
$70
Slivery straw color. Aromas and flavors of pressed flowers, clay, hints of celery, and clove with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a warming, amusing, medium-length finish with nuances of hazelnut and roasted almond. A mild Cristalino Tequila with beckoning aromas and soft oaky flavors.
Enemigo 89 Añejo Cristalino Tequila
88 points
$69
Slivery straw color. Buttery, waxy aromas of salted watermelon, pine, raspberries, blue berries, orange zest, lychee, and kiwi, and elderflower with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long vanilla roasted almond, ginger candies, red apple, honeynut cherrios in milk, raspberry, and blueberry finish. A smooth, approachable palate pleaser of a cristalino that would pair well with fruit.
Cava De Oro Tequila Cristalino Extra Añejo
87 points
$49
Clear color. Herbal aromas and flavors of fondant, nuts, pickled peppers and mushrooms, and spicy polenta with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, amusing, medium-long finish with accents of white chocolate drizzled tropical fruits, creme brulée, and pepper. A very creamy and fruity-sweet Cristalino sipper.
Gonzalez 1939 Añejo Cristalino Tequila
87 points
$64
Clear color. Fruity aromas and flavors of green apple candies, pineapple upside down cake, rainbow sherbet, blonde tobacco, and vanilla with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, breezy finish displaying notes of hints of caramel and black pepper. A silky-smooth, fruity Cristalino Tequila that sips and mixes with ease.
Lunazul Primero Añejo Cristalino Tequila
86 points
$29
Clear color. Interesting aromas and flavors of cocoa-dusted butter roasted pecans, ovaltine and mocha, waxed cedar, moss and clay, and stove-roasted peppers with a glycerous, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, interesting, medium-long finish conveying suggestions of grilled artichokes, nopales and chilis, coconut milk latte, green herbs, and pepper. An interesting, very savory, green, and peppery Tequila for rich, savory cocktails.