Reposados 1921 Tequila Reserva Especial Reposado

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2008 Agave Spirits Challenge Gold Medal
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1921 Tequila Reserva Especial Reposado

1921 Tequila Reserva Especial Reposado - 100% Blue Agave, limited production, estate grown Agave from the highlands of Jalisco.

1921 Tequila is hand crafted throughout, copper distilled and aged between 9 and 14 months, and bottled only when the ideal flavor is obtained. 1921 Tequila uses new American oak barrels, perfectly toasted, and used only 5 times. When the barrels are used for the first time, the Tequila is aged 9 months, as the flavor is achieved more rapidly on a virgin barrel. The second time requires 11 months, the third time is 12 months, and so on. Based on these aging periods, you may be consuming a Reposado or an Anejo, but the product flavor is consistent. Rather than change the labeling each time, 1921 Tequila keeps the classification as a Reposado.

This product is no longer being produced, but you may find some 1921 Reserva on the shelf in your favorite liquor store.

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Overall rating 
 
93
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92  (7)
Initial Taste 
 
93  (7)
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93  (7)
Finish 
 
93  (7)
Enjoyability 
 
94  (7)
Price 
 
92  (7)
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94  (7)
Tasted 2/18/11 out of a Riedel glass.
The nose is earthy with a strong caramel character that is immediately evident in the initial taste. The body has an outstanding mouthfeel and begins to blend oak and pepper with the upfront sweetness. The finish is smooth, and my only gripe is that the oak never quite finds equal footing with the buttery-caramel flavors that dominate in the mouth. I like my reposados with a bit more oak structure, but this tequila is very enjoyable if you are looking for a slightly sweeter experience. I need to try the anejo! I'm not thrilled with the price, but I love the traditional presentation and wax seal.
Overall rating 
 
91
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90
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90
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91
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90
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91
Price 
 
89
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95
Reviewed by schultzi February 19, 2011
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Tasted 2/18/11 out of a Riedel glass.
The nose is earthy with a strong caramel character that is immediately evident in the initial taste. The body has an outstanding mouthfeel and begins to blend oak and pepper with the upfront sweetness. The finish is smooth, and my only gripe is that the oak never quite finds equal footing with the buttery-caramel flavors that dominate in the mouth. I like my reposados with a bit more oak structure, but this tequila is very enjoyable if you are looking for a slightly sweeter experience. I need to try the anejo! I'm not thrilled with the price, but I love the traditional presentation and wax seal.

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I was pretty impressed with this. This is one of the more complex tequila's I know of, and I think the better nose and palate someone has the more they would appreciate and enjoy this. I don't claim to be an expert by any means, but I definitely could identify lots of different notes all throughout.

The nose was very fruity, strong hints of lemon and other citrus fruits, along with a very nice presence of smoke, oak, and almost a pepper/spiciness. Entry was sweet, mostly with fruit and agave flavors, again the citrus notes being pretty evident. In the body all of the elements in the aroma come to life and you really can taste each of those flavors, along with a smokey oak flavor, but not overly stated, and a hint of buttery caramel. The finish was nice as some other flavors and some of the sweeter agave and other notes came back. I kind of liked how I experienced a sweet flavor/smell and entry, then a rich full-bodied smokey buttery flavor, and then the sweetness again at the end. Very nice.

Very smooth for a rep, but I'm an anejo lover so that was the one piece that might have been a touch better for me. But excellent for a rep.

This reminded me of El Tesoro's anejo quite a bit. It was almost like a more flavor-packed version of it actually. I am a big fan of ET, so that was a great thing for me. For the $45-ish I paid for the bottle it was well worth it and I highly recommend giving it a try if you have the chance.
Overall rating 
 
94
Aroma-Nose 
 
93
Initial Taste 
 
94
Body 
 
96
Finish 
 
95
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92
Price 
 
95
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95
Reviewed by drawnad January 04, 2010
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I was pretty impressed with this. This is one of the more complex tequila's I know of, and I think the better nose and palate someone has the more they would appreciate and enjoy this. I don't claim to be an expert by any means, but I definitely could identify lots of different notes all throughout.

The nose was very fruity, strong hints of lemon and other citrus fruits, along with a very nice presence of smoke, oak, and almost a pepper/spiciness. Entry was sweet, mostly with fruit and agave flavors, again the citrus notes being pretty evident. In the body all of the elements in the aroma come to life and you really can taste each of those flavors, along with a smokey oak flavor, but not overly stated, and a hint of buttery caramel. The finish was nice as some other flavors and some of the sweeter agave and other notes came back. I kind of liked how I experienced a sweet flavor/smell and entry, then a rich full-bodied smokey buttery flavor, and then the sweetness again at the end. Very nice.

Very smooth for a rep, but I'm an anejo lover so that was the one piece that might have been a touch better for me. But excellent for a rep.

This reminded me of El Tesoro's anejo quite a bit. It was almost like a more flavor-packed version of it actually. I am a big fan of ET, so that was a great thing for me. For the $45-ish I paid for the bottle it was well worth it and I highly recommend giving it a try if you have the chance.

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Tasted on 10/01/08 out of a snifter glass. I gotta say, I was very impressed with this reposado. VERY impressed. A very smooth and complex experience from start to finish. Quite possibly my favorite reposado. You'd have to be a fool to mix this gem. The best part was that this bottle was a birthday gift! What a great friend!

Aroma: A very pleasant nose of agave, caramel, and fruit.
Initial Taste: A semi oily mouth feel. Upon entry, a nice sweet with no bitterness.
Body: A wonderful agave body, complimented by caramel, fruit and spices.
Finish: A semi heated finish of medium duration, with a nice agave aftertaste.

I'm gonna have another sip...
Overall rating 
 
93
Aroma-Nose 
 
93
Initial Taste 
 
92
Body 
 
94
Finish 
 
92
Enjoyability 
 
94
Price 
 
91
Presentation 
 
93
Reviewed by Piña October 01, 2008
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Tasted on 10/01/08 out of a snifter glass. I gotta say, I was very impressed with this reposado. VERY impressed. A very smooth and complex experience from start to finish. Quite possibly my favorite reposado. You'd have to be a fool to mix this gem. The best part was that this bottle was a birthday gift! What a great friend!

Aroma: A very pleasant nose of agave, caramel, and fruit.
Initial Taste: A semi oily mouth feel. Upon entry, a nice sweet with no bitterness.
Body: A wonderful agave body, complimented by caramel, fruit and spices.
Finish: A semi heated finish of medium duration, with a nice agave aftertaste.

I'm gonna have another sip...

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Tequila 1921 Reserva Especial 100% Agave Single Barrel Reposado. NOM 1079 Lote # 198. Tasted 9/30/08 in a Riedel glass. I ordered this from Total Beverage and paid 45.00/750ml. A slightly dull golden yellow color. First nose is brandy, wood, sweet butter, and a cherry fruit essence. An amazing nose full on agave and mild on alcohol. A medium to heavy oily body with long slow legs. Intial taste is bold and intense, not too sweet with the right amount of heat and a sustained finish. It goes down extra smooth with no bitterness in the aftertaste leaving a very pleasant agave taste on the tongue. The alcohol is balanced and complements the overall taste and nose. Presentation involves one of the more unusual bottles and a clay label. The wax and cork are a bit tricky but otherwise very nice. This tequila well deserves the label Especial. I definitely agree with the many accolades this tequila has received as it is one of my favorites when I'm in the mood for something other than a blanco.
Overall rating 
 
94
Aroma-Nose 
 
94
Initial Taste 
 
95
Body 
 
93
Finish 
 
95
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95
Price 
 
94
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95
Reviewed by 1tequila2 September 30, 2008
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Tequila 1921 Reserva Especial 100% Agave Single Barrel Reposado. NOM 1079 Lote # 198. Tasted 9/30/08 in a Riedel glass. I ordered this from Total Beverage and paid 45.00/750ml. A slightly dull golden yellow color. First nose is brandy, wood, sweet butter, and a cherry fruit essence. An amazing nose full on agave and mild on alcohol. A medium to heavy oily body with long slow legs. Intial taste is bold and intense, not too sweet with the right amount of heat and a sustained finish. It goes down extra smooth with no bitterness in the aftertaste leaving a very pleasant agave taste on the tongue. The alcohol is balanced and complements the overall taste and nose. Presentation involves one of the more unusual bottles and a clay label. The wax and cork are a bit tricky but otherwise very nice. This tequila well deserves the label Especial. I definitely agree with the many accolades this tequila has received as it is one of my favorites when I'm in the mood for something other than a blanco.

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1921 Reserva Reposado NOM 1079 Tasted on 10/19/07 at 8:00pm. I tried this tequila, which cost me $4, at the Davis Graduate Tequila Bar and tasted it in a snifter. With a yellow golden color, this tequila has intense floral and fruit aromas. Other aromas include mild spice and earth with hints of caramel, vanilla, and smoke. The tequila has a medium mouth feel and on the first sip is sweet and syrupy with no bitterness. 1921 Reserva Reposado has numerous arrays of flavors due to its 9 months of aging. Intense flavors of floral and fruit are followed by moderate notes of caramel and agave. With a long duration of flavor, tastes of mild spice and wood with a hint of vanilla and earth bring this tequila to a numbing finish. 1921 Reserva Reposado has received the rating of 92 points out of 100.
Overall rating 
 
92
Aroma-Nose 
 
92
Initial Taste 
 
92
Body 
 
92
Finish 
 
92
Enjoyability 
 
92
Price 
 
92
Presentation 
 
92
Reviewed by Tequila Joe March 23, 2008
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1921 Reserva Reposado NOM 1079 Tasted on 10/19/07 at 8:00pm. I tried this tequila, which cost me $4, at the Davis Graduate Tequila Bar and tasted it in a snifter. With a yellow golden color, this tequila has intense floral and fruit aromas. Other aromas include mild spice and earth with hints of caramel, vanilla, and smoke. The tequila has a medium mouth feel and on the first sip is sweet and syrupy with no bitterness. 1921 Reserva Reposado has numerous arrays of flavors due to its 9 months of aging. Intense flavors of floral and fruit are followed by moderate notes of caramel and agave. With a long duration of flavor, tastes of mild spice and wood with a hint of vanilla and earth bring this tequila to a numbing finish. 1921 Reserva Reposado has received the rating of 92 points out of 100.

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