Date of Review: Tue, 02 Dec 2014
Author: Darren Hirst
Review: I don't get the negativity about the Cuervo range and the Especial Gold in particular. This is a fine, smooth tequila to my palate and at the price, is very good value for money.
Date of Review: Wed, 05 Feb 2014
Author: Jeremy Clark
Review: If you like drinking spirits properly, this tequila is not for you. It is just about passable for slammers and cocktails with enough other flavours in them to hide this one.
If you want to actually enjoy drinking tequila, get a 100% agave bottle. All the cheap ones available here (including the Ocho line, which is cheaper than this) are considerably more enjoyable, and don't ruin margaritas. Or give you a raging hangover. Hell, even the Sauza mixtos are better.
The problem with Cuervo Gold is that it has this sort of 'dirty' flavour in it from the additives that cuts through everything, and a chemically finish to boot. It isn't pleasant, hence why it's usually taken with lime and salt as a slammer. This bottle is almost entirely responsible for the bad rep that tequila as a spirit has. It will also give you horrific hangovers.
These days, even money isn't an excuse to buy this bottle.
Date of Review: Fri, 14 Dec 2012
Author: Christopher Masterman
Review: Acquired taste with earthy tones and a very strong and distinctive flavour. Ideal mixed with grapefruit juice as a "Conquistador" or simply as a shot.
Date of Review: Thu, 23 Aug 2007
Author: Hella Hulla
Review: Aaron Zall has a good point, this isn't really worth the effort, just like most of the Cuervo range.
This Tequila is very harsh, its not much milder than a cheap vodka with a flavour.
So, my advice for a cheap gold Tequila is the XXX Siglo Treinta, its a good price and not too bad, kind of expected as its made by the same people who make the Casa Noble tequilas (www.tequilacofradia.com).
Date of Review: Fri, 20 Jul 2007
Author: David D
Review: This is an excellent cheap Tequila that goes well in shots or neat. Unless you enjoy drinking on your own like the person reviewing below me seems to, or are on a higher budget stick to this. Why pay more for a higher priced Tequila when everyone else will drink it all?
Date of Review: Mon, 05 Jun 2006
Author: Aaron Zall
Review: Cuervo Gold, is a bog standard mixto tequila.
Its only 51% Agave so its the bare minimum that can actually be called tequila under Mexican law.
The 'Gold' colour incidentally is from added colouring not from aging like a 'proper' Anejo, or high-end Resposito.
That for me is what cheapens the whole affair, your paying aged spirit prices for an imitation.
This is OK for shooting if you like that sort of thing, but in all honesty for shots you might as well use Cuervo Classico or Sierra, - harsh.
If you actually want something worth drinking, pay the extra and go for one of the 100% agave tequilas, the difference is monumental, the Gran Centenario range is particularly good.