Anejos Don Julio 70 Tequila Anejo Claro

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Tequila Don Julio 70 Añejo Claro

Tequila Don Julio 70 Añejo Claro is a truly unique product that redefines the Añejo tequila category by embodying the rich, complex flavor of a traditional 100% Agave Añejo in a liquid that is filtered to become a clear spirit. This extraordinary tequila represents another evolution in the tequila category and marks the world’s first clear Añejo, pioneered by Tequila Don Julio.

The luxury tequila of choice in Mexico, Tequila Don Julio uses only the highest-caliber, fully matured and ripened blue agave hand-selected from the rich, clay soils of the Los Altos region in Jalisco.

Tequila Don Julio 70 originated from Master Distiller Enrique de Colsa’s special reserve and is being launched in honor of the 70th anniversary of the year Don Julio González began perfecting the art of tequila making. To create this unique masterpiece tequila, Tequila Don Julio hand selects the finest blue agave plants at the peak of their maturity. The agave is then hand harvested and twice distilled at La Primavera, the distillery founded by Don Julio González. Tequila Don Julio 70 is aged to perfection in reclaimed American white oak barrels for 18 months, then carefully filtered for extra smoothness and its unique clarity.

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Overall rating 
 
91
Aroma-Nose 
 
89  (3)
Initial Taste 
 
92  (3)
Body 
 
91  (3)
Finish 
 
90  (3)
Enjoyability 
 
91  (3)
Price 
 
89  (3)
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91  (3)
I kept reading mixed reviews about this tequila and I didn't want to spend the money for a bottle, but a local liquor store had it priced at $35, so I caved and bought it (The whole DJ line was 25/27/29 at the store...I bought them out).

Aroma: Honestly, it wasn't great. Too much alcohol on the nose...especially for an anejo. You could still get the DJ trademark sweetness and oak, but it wasn't awesome.
Initial Taste: A pleasant sweetness that isn't quite as good as the the regular anejo. The most prominent flavor is probably vanilla.
Body: The charred oak comes through and there's a toasted nut flavor and a bit of ripe fruit.
Finish: A light and smooth finish that has a bit of toasted nuts and dark chocolate. Not really much of a hint of agave spice or pepper (which I should expect given that it's aged 18 months, but my eyes still tell me blanco)

All in all, it's a good tequila, but I prefer the reposado and anejo more. If you can run by a bottle on sale, you should buy it. For the regular $70+ price tag, find something else. The bottle/box/presentation is wonderful.

I will say this...I think that this is a tequila that you will notice something different every time you drink it. There's just slight hints of things that come out in every sip. I had 7-8 sips and I never got the same taste every time. For that reason alone, it's kind of a fun tequila to drink.
Overall rating 
 
91
Aroma-Nose 
 
86
Initial Taste 
 
92
Body 
 
91
Finish 
 
93
Enjoyability 
 
91
Price 
 
85
Presentation 
 
95
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist March 27, 2012
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I kept reading mixed reviews about this tequila and I didn't want to spend the money for a bottle, but a local liquor store had it priced at $35, so I caved and bought it (The whole DJ line was 25/27/29 at the store...I bought them out).

Aroma: Honestly, it wasn't great. Too much alcohol on the nose...especially for an anejo. You could still get the DJ trademark sweetness and oak, but it wasn't awesome.
Initial Taste: A pleasant sweetness that isn't quite as good as the the regular anejo. The most prominent flavor is probably vanilla.
Body: The charred oak comes through and there's a toasted nut flavor and a bit of ripe fruit.
Finish: A light and smooth finish that has a bit of toasted nuts and dark chocolate. Not really much of a hint of agave spice or pepper (which I should expect given that it's aged 18 months, but my eyes still tell me blanco)

All in all, it's a good tequila, but I prefer the reposado and anejo more. If you can run by a bottle on sale, you should buy it. For the regular $70+ price tag, find something else. The bottle/box/presentation is wonderful.

I will say this...I think that this is a tequila that you will notice something different every time you drink it. There's just slight hints of things that come out in every sip. I had 7-8 sips and I never got the same taste every time. For that reason alone, it's kind of a fun tequila to drink.

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so I bought this in the summer on a trip to montana, there was no price on it and the guy at the store said it was the same price as the blanco (45$) so I ended up buying 2 bottles knowing that this was probably a little underpriced.
I generally really like the Don Julio brand and the 1942 is one of my favorites.
On the nose there is a fair bit of vanilla which is really pleasant as well there is a lot of vanilla in the intial taste, however it quickly gives way to a lot of oak, the body is suprisingly short and a little rough compared to many anejos. this product is similar in concept to the Maestro Dobel diamond, however, I waaaaay prefer that product. The finish is a little tarry with a little lingering licorice. I have tried this several times now and wanted to wait on the review because each time i have had a different opinion, but I think I have it narrowed down now. presentation is ok, really not too different from the usual don julio bottling. Price I paid was decent but when I look at the normal US retail, I would much rather buy the Dobel.
Overall rating 
 
89
Aroma-Nose 
 
91
Initial Taste 
 
92
Body 
 
88
Finish 
 
87
Enjoyability 
 
89
Price 
 
90
Presentation 
 
87
Reviewed by cdnteqlovr February 05, 2012
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so I bought this in the summer on a trip to montana, there was no price on it and the guy at the store said it was the same price as the blanco (45$) so I ended up buying 2 bottles knowing that this was probably a little underpriced.
I generally really like the Don Julio brand and the 1942 is one of my favorites.
On the nose there is a fair bit of vanilla which is really pleasant as well there is a lot of vanilla in the intial taste, however it quickly gives way to a lot of oak, the body is suprisingly short and a little rough compared to many anejos. this product is similar in concept to the Maestro Dobel diamond, however, I waaaaay prefer that product. The finish is a little tarry with a little lingering licorice. I have tried this several times now and wanted to wait on the review because each time i have had a different opinion, but I think I have it narrowed down now. presentation is ok, really not too different from the usual don julio bottling. Price I paid was decent but when I look at the normal US retail, I would much rather buy the Dobel.

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It is an interesting spirit.

It is neither Anjeo or Blanco, but a "mix" of both that becomes neither.
In short, I like it.
If I had to choose, I would go with the anjeo because it is a little bit more of a complete experience.

The color: clear, indistinguishable front he blanco except the DJ70 has thicker legs.

The aroma: light wood, pepper, banana & fruit, and a hint of chocolate. It is a bolder aroma than the anejo or 1942. And I can smell a little more alcohol than anything else in their line too, but it isn't overpowering.

Initial taste: reminds me a little of the blanco (maybe because it is so different from any other anejo i've ever had) but then is overwhelmed by a tidal wave of butterscotch and vanilla that ends with MARSHMALLOW! There is a slight overtone of wood that covers the entire flavor. It is good but confusing. It is almost like the battle between blanco and Anejo isn't settles and it is at war within itself.

Finish: Light with a little spice and just a hint of agave (I'd like more agave on the finish).

Price: I got it for $54, which at my best price store is only about $6 more than the anjeo. Most places have it marked up a lot more (around $60-70) and I know a place i can get Don Julio 1942 for about $84, so for me, that price puts it too close to DJ1942 for this experience to be worth it.

I'll say this. It is very interesting. And it isn't like anything I've had before. It is better and cheaper than Patron Platinum.

The really lacking part is the finish. I bought a bottle and now that I near the end I like it more and more, I taste it side by side with the Blanco & the Anjeo and It is an interesting experience. My opinion definitely shifts back and forth. I like both the blanco and the Anejo better. It might not be your favorite, but it is unique and different and definitely worth a try! There aren't too many other NEW tequilas that are at this price point. I say give it a try.
Overall rating 
 
92
Aroma-Nose 
 
91
Initial Taste 
 
92
Body 
 
93
Finish 
 
89
Enjoyability 
 
93
Price 
 
91
Presentation 
 
90
Reviewed by Thinkbox January 23, 2012
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It is an interesting spirit.

It is neither Anjeo or Blanco, but a "mix" of both that becomes neither.
In short, I like it.
If I had to choose, I would go with the anjeo because it is a little bit more of a complete experience.

The color: clear, indistinguishable front he blanco except the DJ70 has thicker legs.

The aroma: light wood, pepper, banana & fruit, and a hint of chocolate. It is a bolder aroma than the anejo or 1942. And I can smell a little more alcohol than anything else in their line too, but it isn't overpowering.

Initial taste: reminds me a little of the blanco (maybe because it is so different from any other anejo i've ever had) but then is overwhelmed by a tidal wave of butterscotch and vanilla that ends with MARSHMALLOW! There is a slight overtone of wood that covers the entire flavor. It is good but confusing. It is almost like the battle between blanco and Anejo isn't settles and it is at war within itself.

Finish: Light with a little spice and just a hint of agave (I'd like more agave on the finish).

Price: I got it for $54, which at my best price store is only about $6 more than the anjeo. Most places have it marked up a lot more (around $60-70) and I know a place i can get Don Julio 1942 for about $84, so for me, that price puts it too close to DJ1942 for this experience to be worth it.

I'll say this. It is very interesting. And it isn't like anything I've had before. It is better and cheaper than Patron Platinum.

The really lacking part is the finish. I bought a bottle and now that I near the end I like it more and more, I taste it side by side with the Blanco & the Anjeo and It is an interesting experience. My opinion definitely shifts back and forth. I like both the blanco and the Anejo better. It might not be your favorite, but it is unique and different and definitely worth a try! There aren't too many other NEW tequilas that are at this price point. I say give it a try.

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