Blancos Don Julio Tequila Blanco

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Tequila Don Julio Blanco

Don Julio Blanco, 100% Blue Weber Agave , double distilled, and pure with fresh Agave aromas. Each agave is hand selected at maturity and only the heart of the distillation is used, as it is the purest part, free from most impurities.

Don Julio founded his own distillery in 1942 and since then has aspired to produce Mexico's finest Tequilas by perfecting traditional methods.

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Overall rating 
 
90
Aroma-Nose 
 
89  (13)
Initial Taste 
 
90  (13)
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90  (13)
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90  (13)
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91  (13)
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88  (13)
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89  (13)
This is one of the oldest and still best tequilas in existence. What I enjoy most about it is it's incredible smoothness and lengthy agave tastes.

Nose: citrus, agave and somewhat earthy
Initial Taste: true to the nose it is heavy on the agave but also is a bit sweeter than the nose suggests
Finish: The best part of this product. This is one of the cleanest blanco finishes there is but it has lingering agave and a touch of smoke.

In the USA expect to pay anywhere from $34 to $44 while in Mexico around 240 Pesos ($18 USD at the time) to 350 Pesos ($26 USD at the time). If you are interested in tequila, this is both a classic and a must. This is the benchmark that so many of these upstart premium brands are attempting to emulate. NOTE: if you buy this in mexico it will not have a cork but rather a screw bottle with a drip-stop.
Overall rating 
 
93
Aroma-Nose 
 
90
Initial Taste 
 
95
Body 
 
90
Finish 
 
95
Enjoyability 
 
95
Price 
 
85
Presentation 
 
90
Reviewed by Ssimon April 04, 2014
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One of my Favorites, Very Versatile

This is one of the oldest and still best tequilas in existence. What I enjoy most about it is it's incredible smoothness and lengthy agave tastes.

Nose: citrus, agave and somewhat earthy
Initial Taste: true to the nose it is heavy on the agave but also is a bit sweeter than the nose suggests
Finish: The best part of this product. This is one of the cleanest blanco finishes there is but it has lingering agave and a touch of smoke.

In the USA expect to pay anywhere from $34 to $44 while in Mexico around 240 Pesos ($18 USD at the time) to 350 Pesos ($26 USD at the time). If you are interested in tequila, this is both a classic and a must. This is the benchmark that so many of these upstart premium brands are attempting to emulate. NOTE: if you buy this in mexico it will not have a cork but rather a screw bottle with a drip-stop.

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I wanted to really like Don Julio. It just didn't do it for me. It was still really good, just not as great as others feel it is. I would like to give it another shot and see if it can change my mind.
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87
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90
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88
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82
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87
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90
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90
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90
Reviewed by NathanDetroit September 14, 2013
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Don Julio

I wanted to really like Don Julio. It just didn't do it for me. It was still really good, just not as great as others feel it is. I would like to give it another shot and see if it can change my mind.

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A very pleasing cotton candy agave nose. Mouthfeel is summertime cream soda; sweet agave taste, spiky tickle, buttery, fruity/citrusy, and floral. This is a smooth sweet ride, an amusement park of deliciousness. And there's a smart pepper bite on the finish that elevates it from mere playful to something with a bit of gravitas. It doesn't have the robust complexities of some blancos, but it's Don Julio - it doesn't have to. It's perfect as it is. After the 1942 this is my favourite of the always respectable Don Julio line-up. Tremendously enjoyable.
Overall rating 
 
92
Aroma-Nose 
 
93
Initial Taste 
 
93
Body 
 
92
Finish 
 
92
Enjoyability 
 
93
Price 
 
85
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90
Reviewed by tmou July 07, 2013
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A very pleasing cotton candy agave nose. Mouthfeel is summertime cream soda; sweet agave taste, spiky tickle, buttery, fruity/citrusy, and floral. This is a smooth sweet ride, an amusement park of deliciousness. And there's a smart pepper bite on the finish that elevates it from mere playful to something with a bit of gravitas. It doesn't have the robust complexities of some blancos, but it's Don Julio - it doesn't have to. It's perfect as it is. After the 1942 this is my favourite of the always respectable Don Julio line-up. Tremendously enjoyable.

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I collected about 15 different blancos over a few months and did a taste test. I tasted brands like Chinaco, Yeyo, Patron, Milagro, Espolon, Corzo, Corozon, Milagro Select, Familia Camarena, Casa Noble, Don Eduardo, 1800, Herradura, and Ambhar and so on.

This was my favorite blanco for my palate. I feel that Don Julio has defined my palate in every category. I find their tequila to be consistently the watermark for my tequila personal preference. I paid $34 for a 750mL and then later $85 for a 1.75L

Tasted out of a wine glass (maybe ill get my tequila glasses soon!)

Nose: Citrus, Dill, and a sweet agave.

Initial taste: smooth and oily on the mouthfeel, that leads into a citrus and sweet agave body.

Finish: Light a paper with a lasting agave on the tongue. I love this finish, it lasts and lasts. It's why I pour another shot. It it were non-alcoholic I'd drink it all day for this finish. I love it.

The bottle does a great job of hiding how good the tequila is, and by that, the bottle is short and stout, but nothing of interest. I held off on buying this for so long because it didn't look the price.

In closing: I love this tequila. I tried many brands, and I'm glad for that, but it would have been better money spent if I just picked up few 1.75L of this.
Overall rating 
 
94
Aroma-Nose 
 
95
Initial Taste 
 
92
Body 
 
95
Finish 
 
96
Enjoyability 
 
95
Price 
 
90
Presentation 
 
90
Reviewed by Thinkbox January 23, 2012
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I collected about 15 different blancos over a few months and did a taste test. I tasted brands like Chinaco, Yeyo, Patron, Milagro, Espolon, Corzo, Corozon, Milagro Select, Familia Camarena, Casa Noble, Don Eduardo, 1800, Herradura, and Ambhar and so on.

This was my favorite blanco for my palate. I feel that Don Julio has defined my palate in every category. I find their tequila to be consistently the watermark for my tequila personal preference. I paid $34 for a 750mL and then later $85 for a 1.75L

Tasted out of a wine glass (maybe ill get my tequila glasses soon!)

Nose: Citrus, Dill, and a sweet agave.

Initial taste: smooth and oily on the mouthfeel, that leads into a citrus and sweet agave body.

Finish: Light a paper with a lasting agave on the tongue. I love this finish, it lasts and lasts. It's why I pour another shot. It it were non-alcoholic I'd drink it all day for this finish. I love it.

The bottle does a great job of hiding how good the tequila is, and by that, the bottle is short and stout, but nothing of interest. I held off on buying this for so long because it didn't look the price.

In closing: I love this tequila. I tried many brands, and I'm glad for that, but it would have been better money spent if I just picked up few 1.75L of this.

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Don Julio is just a solid brand and tequila at all levels. However, I do seem to enjoy their aged ones more than the blanco.

Aroma: A nice agave smell and a compliment that is almost creamy. A nice vanilla nose to go along with agave.
Taste: A pleasant agave flavor and some sweetness. It's a little thick for a blanco for me, but is pleasant in all aspects, but doesn't blow me away in any either.
Finish: It's a light and short finish with a hint of citrus. Again pleasant, but not remarkable.

An overall solid tequila, but there's as good or better options out there for under $40.
Overall rating 
 
91
Aroma-Nose 
 
90
Initial Taste 
 
91
Body 
 
90
Finish 
 
91
Enjoyability 
 
91
Price 
 
89
Presentation 
 
92
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist January 22, 2012
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Don Julio is just a solid brand and tequila at all levels. However, I do seem to enjoy their aged ones more than the blanco.

Aroma: A nice agave smell and a compliment that is almost creamy. A nice vanilla nose to go along with agave.
Taste: A pleasant agave flavor and some sweetness. It's a little thick for a blanco for me, but is pleasant in all aspects, but doesn't blow me away in any either.
Finish: It's a light and short finish with a hint of citrus. Again pleasant, but not remarkable.

An overall solid tequila, but there's as good or better options out there for under $40.

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