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El Olvido Tequila Reposado
Reposados
Submitted by Tequila.net     March 11, 2008    
Amongst tequila lovers, NOM 1079 (Agave Tequilana Prod. y Comercializadores, SA CV) was one of the great and most recognizable flavors out there. El Olvido is an odd duck of a brand from the distillery because it has only the reposado expression...and it is dirt cheap. Under $15. Many of you know that I love a good value, so you can bet that I'm excited to try this one.

Price: $12-18/bottle
Aroma: A very trademark 1079 nose. Lots of agave, pepper, earthy notes and a hint of cement.
Initial Taste: A mild and pleasant agave entry with just a hint of sweetness from barrel aging and nice white pepper notes.
Body: Very nice oils and thick mouth feel. The body has nice earthy element to it with a very light oak flavor. The earthy agave is still the most forward flavor. There's just a hint of cinnamon as well that makes it really interesting.
Finish: The finish is long and complex and far beyond what you might expect from a tequila in this price range. The oak comes forward a bit, but the agave & spice kick linger on nicely. Very complex and delicious.

El Olvido is really a superb value. It drinks a bit more like a really lightly rested blanco than a repo because sweetness is very light, but it also adds complexity. The earthy tones that are trademarks of 1079 are there as well. A lot of flavors, but in good balance. For the price, this one is going to be hard to beat...particularly if you like the earthy agave profile. Salud!
Overall rating 
 
90
Aroma-Nose 
 
90
Initial Taste 
 
89
Body 
 
90
Finish 
 
90
Enjoyability 
 
90
Price 
 
99
Presentation 
 
80
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist September 03, 2013
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Value from NOM 1079

Amongst tequila lovers, NOM 1079 (Agave Tequilana Prod. y Comercializadores, SA CV) was one of the great and most recognizable flavors out there. El Olvido is an odd duck of a brand from the distillery because it has only the reposado expression...and it is dirt cheap. Under $15. Many of you know that I love a good value, so you can bet that I'm excited to try this one.

Price: $12-18/bottle
Aroma: A very trademark 1079 nose. Lots of agave, pepper, earthy notes and a hint of cement.
Initial Taste: A mild and pleasant agave entry with just a hint of sweetness from barrel aging and nice white pepper notes.
Body: Very nice oils and thick mouth feel. The body has nice earthy element to it with a very light oak flavor. The earthy agave is still the most forward flavor. There's just a hint of cinnamon as well that makes it really interesting.
Finish: The finish is long and complex and far beyond what you might expect from a tequila in this price range. The oak comes forward a bit, but the agave & spice kick linger on nicely. Very complex and delicious.

El Olvido is really a superb value. It drinks a bit more like a really lightly rested blanco than a repo because sweetness is very light, but it also adds complexity. The earthy tones that are trademarks of 1079 are there as well. A lot of flavors, but in good balance. For the price, this one is going to be hard to beat...particularly if you like the earthy agave profile. Salud!

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