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Tequila El Tesoro de Don Felipe Paradiso

El Tesoro de Don Felipe Paradiso Anejo Tequila - Irresistible and deliciously smooth. Literally a "paradise" created by Don Felipe Camarena and Alain Royer of A. de Fussigny Cognac, this unique, handcrafted blend of 100% blue agave tequilas takes on a remarkable elegance from its distinct, Cognac-barrel aging process.

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Overall rating 
 
92
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93  (8)
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93  (8)
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92  (8)
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92  (8)
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92  (8)
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89  (8)
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90  (8)
Keep in mind, I'm not a refined connoisseur of fine tequila. I went to my local liquor store looking for a nice sipping tequila. Of course, the first question he asked was how much I wanted to spend. I said I would like to keep my cost below $100. As a guide, I told him i've tried several of Don Julio's selections and found the Real to be very smooth but I didn't like the pepp er after taste. my guide said the Don Felipe doesn't carry the big names as Don Julio, Jose Cuervo and Patron but this Paradiso is very smooth. I don't like to spend big bucks just to try out a specific bottle and living in Kansas, very few tequila tasting are available. My guide cut me a very good price on a bottle of the Paradiso to under $100 tax included. When I popped it and poured it on the rocks (yea I know, don't do that on the first try), the aroma was very pleasing. the first sip sloshed around in my mouth was very exciting with all of the different feelings on my tongue. The finish was smooth with a little spice and no bite. Overall, if you're looking for a very good tequila for sipping, this one gets my vote. On the other hand, if you're looking for a tequila to make margaritas, Jose Cuervo Tradicional can't be beat for $18.99. Forget about that nasty Jose Cuervo Gold, that has turned off more people off of tequila (bad hangover). Next up, my guide says the Jose Cuervo reserve is kick ass but is at $149, maybe for Christmas.
Overall rating 
 
93
Aroma-Nose 
 
94
Initial Taste 
 
93
Body 
 
91
Finish 
 
94
Enjoyability 
 
95
Price 
 
88
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92
Reviewed by bbteague November 27, 2012
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Keep in mind, I'm not a refined connoisseur of fine tequila. I went to my local liquor store looking for a nice sipping tequila. Of course, the first question he asked was how much I wanted to spend. I said I would like to keep my cost below $100. As a guide, I told him i've tried several of Don Julio's selections and found the Real to be very smooth but I didn't like the pepp er after taste. my guide said the Don Felipe doesn't carry the big names as Don Julio, Jose Cuervo and Patron but this Paradiso is very smooth. I don't like to spend big bucks just to try out a specific bottle and living in Kansas, very few tequila tasting are available. My guide cut me a very good price on a bottle of the Paradiso to under $100 tax included. When I popped it and poured it on the rocks (yea I know, don't do that on the first try), the aroma was very pleasing. the first sip sloshed around in my mouth was very exciting with all of the different feelings on my tongue. The finish was smooth with a little spice and no bite. Overall, if you're looking for a very good tequila for sipping, this one gets my vote. On the other hand, if you're looking for a tequila to make margaritas, Jose Cuervo Tradicional can't be beat for $18.99. Forget about that nasty Jose Cuervo Gold, that has turned off more people off of tequila (bad hangover). Next up, my guide says the Jose Cuervo reserve is kick ass but is at $149, maybe for Christmas.

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Purchased 5/1/10, paid $100 online. Sampled from 6 oz shot glass. The Box/bottle is odd to me... a cheap bottle wrapped in tissue paper with a big sticker on it? Looks like a 5yr old made it. I bought this because the Tesoro anejo is so very good. Paradiso is another story. Light caramel in color, slides down the glass quickly and gathers to form medium tears. Nose is light, sweet, fruity minimal alcohol wiff, and a plethora of spice/floral added that overwhelm the agave. If something is added it should not be muted. Thin mouth and body, smooth but so is water! The agave is all but gone here. What a departure from the other quality products NOM-1139 produce. Don't get me wrong, its OK, but not for $100? Its suppose to be tequila, but you almost forget it. I have read all the reviews below and IMHO tequila was the last thing on their mind when this was made. Boring is the word that comes to mind. Smooth is nothing with out character. This is a total miss compared to other quality anejos' for far less $. Smooth is NOT an important factor for tequila. If properly distilled, agave is smooth and delightful on it's own. But when it is over produced, as this is, you get something that is confused, muted and boring. I apologize for the rant, but Easy to drink doesn't make it "good". For a third the pride there are better tequila's out there.
Overall rating 
 
73
Aroma-Nose 
 
75
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75
Body 
 
75
Finish 
 
75
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70
Price 
 
60
Presentation 
 
70
Reviewed by sdnerf May 07, 2010
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Purchased 5/1/10, paid $100 online. Sampled from 6 oz shot glass. The Box/bottle is odd to me... a cheap bottle wrapped in tissue paper with a big sticker on it? Looks like a 5yr old made it. I bought this because the Tesoro anejo is so very good. Paradiso is another story. Light caramel in color, slides down the glass quickly and gathers to form medium tears. Nose is light, sweet, fruity minimal alcohol wiff, and a plethora of spice/floral added that overwhelm the agave. If something is added it should not be muted. Thin mouth and body, smooth but so is water! The agave is all but gone here. What a departure from the other quality products NOM-1139 produce. Don't get me wrong, its OK, but not for $100? Its suppose to be tequila, but you almost forget it. I have read all the reviews below and IMHO tequila was the last thing on their mind when this was made. Boring is the word that comes to mind. Smooth is nothing with out character. This is a total miss compared to other quality anejos' for far less $. Smooth is NOT an important factor for tequila. If properly distilled, agave is smooth and delightful on it's own. But when it is over produced, as this is, you get something that is confused, muted and boring. I apologize for the rant, but Easy to drink doesn't make it "good". For a third the pride there are better tequila's out there.

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very good anejo, a little pricy, but should give it a try,alot of wood comes thru.
Overall rating 
 
95
Aroma-Nose 
 
97
Initial Taste 
 
96
Body 
 
93
Finish 
 
94
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95
Price 
 
93
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Reviewed by TequilaGuy March 14, 2010
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very good anejo, a little pricy, but should give it a try,alot of wood comes thru.

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Tasted out of a snifter. This anejo definitely was worth the money. It is quite possibly the smoothest tequila I have sipped so far. It had great balance and the agave was not lost along the way. I cant really afford a bottle of this, but if I had the extra money I'd definitely buy a bottle. Another great tequila from a great line.

Aroma: A very clean aroma full of fruit (berry) and distinct floral (violet).
Initial Taste: A semi oily mouth feel with no bitterness and no burn. First taste was fruit (again berry).
Body: A great agave body complimented nicely by slight fruit, slight vanilla, and slight cinnamon.
Finish: Great finish! A nicely heated finish of medium to long duration with a beautiful 'El Tesoro' flavor lingering.
Overall rating 
 
95
Aroma-Nose 
 
96
Initial Taste 
 
96
Body 
 
96
Finish 
 
96
Enjoyability 
 
96
Price 
 
95
Presentation 
 
85
Reviewed by Piña June 22, 2009
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Tasted out of a snifter. This anejo definitely was worth the money. It is quite possibly the smoothest tequila I have sipped so far. It had great balance and the agave was not lost along the way. I cant really afford a bottle of this, but if I had the extra money I'd definitely buy a bottle. Another great tequila from a great line.

Aroma: A very clean aroma full of fruit (berry) and distinct floral (violet).
Initial Taste: A semi oily mouth feel with no bitterness and no burn. First taste was fruit (again berry).
Body: A great agave body complimented nicely by slight fruit, slight vanilla, and slight cinnamon.
Finish: Great finish! A nicely heated finish of medium to long duration with a beautiful 'El Tesoro' flavor lingering.

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Wow! This is delicious. So incredibly smooth. The cognac barrels definitely add some great flavors to the already fine tequila of El Tesoro. I tried this 1/23/09 at a tequila bar out of a snifter for $20/shot - I wasn't complaining though since the bartender poured me about 4-4.5 ounces! I even got a "souvenir" El Tesoro shot glass!

The aroma was fairly complex - some citrus notes, slightly smokey, carmel, subtle vanilla - a nice sweet smell overall.

Initial taste was carmel, vanilla, very mild pepper, and mild agave. Body was similar with a little bit of a smokey flavor than the initial taste. Finish was medium duration with very little alcohol flavor.

The most notable thing about this tequila is how incredibly smooth it is. I was amazed. I think I may splurge a bit beyond what I usually spend and add this to my collection soon. Highly recommended!
Overall rating 
 
96
Aroma-Nose 
 
95
Initial Taste 
 
96
Body 
 
96
Finish 
 
94
Enjoyability 
 
97
Price 
 
95
Presentation 
 
95
Reviewed by drawnad January 24, 2009
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Wow! This is delicious. So incredibly smooth. The cognac barrels definitely add some great flavors to the already fine tequila of El Tesoro. I tried this 1/23/09 at a tequila bar out of a snifter for $20/shot - I wasn't complaining though since the bartender poured me about 4-4.5 ounces! I even got a "souvenir" El Tesoro shot glass!

The aroma was fairly complex - some citrus notes, slightly smokey, carmel, subtle vanilla - a nice sweet smell overall.

Initial taste was carmel, vanilla, very mild pepper, and mild agave. Body was similar with a little bit of a smokey flavor than the initial taste. Finish was medium duration with very little alcohol flavor.

The most notable thing about this tequila is how incredibly smooth it is. I was amazed. I think I may splurge a bit beyond what I usually spend and add this to my collection soon. Highly recommended!

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