Reposados 5150 Tequila Reposado

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Submitted by Tequila.net     October 16, 2007    
 
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Tequila 5150 Reposado

Tequila 5150 Reposado, aged for 7 months in re-toasted American oak wine barrels from Demptos Napa Cooperage.

Frank Léal approached this new adventure with an open mind and decided to make the Tequila using what seemed like a logical method, not just adhering to the way it’s always been done. Starting with the harvest, mashing the pinas with one molino instead of the traditional practice of 3 or 4 molinos at a time, helped reduce the astringent flavors. Then, he insisted on a slow and steady fermentation before distillation. He threw away most of the heads and tails of the distillation, keeping the desirable center cuts. Using the center cut diminishes the amount of impurities which, for the consumer, means almost no hangovers! The result, a clean-cooked and clean-tasting tequila.

The toasted oak makes a huge difference, imparting smooth, toasty, vanilla flavors on the Tequila. Léal says, "my goal is to appeal to both Tequila connoisseurs and the american palate in general, by offering a style of spirit (and wine) that has a great nose, a sexy and soft mouthfeel, followed by a rounded finish. I rest easily knowing I have accomplished that goal with this release of my first Tequila, Tequila 5150."

Editor review

5150 Reposado - Light golden brown and medium body. Light wooded agave nose with hints of spice and vanilla. Initial fruity agave taste, with the body turning sweet with mild oak and vanilla. A mild spicy finish, fruity, with agave and oak aftertaste.

A great flavor in this reposado, a spicy / sweet combination of Tequila aged in American Oak wine barrels produces a unique Agave spirit.
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Reviewed by Tequila.net November 25, 2007
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5150 Reposado - Light golden brown and medium body. Light wooded agave nose with hints of spice and vanilla. Initial fruity agave taste, with the body turning sweet with mild oak and vanilla. A mild spicy finish, fruity, with agave and oak aftertaste.

A great flavor in this reposado, a spicy / sweet combination of Tequila aged in American Oak wine barrels produces a unique Agave spirit.

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The brainchild of a winemaker who likes tequila, 5150 has a different twist on aging by resting in re-charred American oak wine barrels.

The nose is not what you'd expect from a typical repo; earth and grass dominate, with caramel in the background. Sweet entry of caramel with a very slight bitterness and raw agave. Medium body with slight oiliness - right in the wheelhouse. A nice finish of medium duration - mostly caramel with some agave lingering as well.

Overall very enjoyable. It's not extremely complex, but not one dimensional either. I think aging in the pre-used wine barrels gives it something unique. Price: in the 30s I like it; in the 40s I like it a little less; I have seen both. I personally kind of like the American flag motif on their bottles - clearly the result of the owner being an American winemaker.
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Reviewed by jdjohn84 August 13, 2013
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The brainchild of a winemaker who likes tequila, 5150 has a different twist on aging by resting in re-charred American oak wine barrels.

The nose is not what you'd expect from a typical repo; earth and grass dominate, with caramel in the background. Sweet entry of caramel with a very slight bitterness and raw agave. Medium body with slight oiliness - right in the wheelhouse. A nice finish of medium duration - mostly caramel with some agave lingering as well.

Overall very enjoyable. It's not extremely complex, but not one dimensional either. I think aging in the pre-used wine barrels gives it something unique. Price: in the 30s I like it; in the 40s I like it a little less; I have seen both. I personally kind of like the American flag motif on their bottles - clearly the result of the owner being an American winemaker.

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Tasted out of double ball glass. A very good reposado. It leans toward the anejo side which is fine by me. I have to admit that Im not into the American flag bottle.

Aroma: Caramel and earth.
Initial Taste: Upon entry, its nice and sweet with no bitterness.
Body: A nice balance of agave complimented by wood, earth, and spices.
Finish: A semi heated finish of medium duration.
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Reviewed by Piña September 16, 2008
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Tasted out of double ball glass. A very good reposado. It leans toward the anejo side which is fine by me. I have to admit that Im not into the American flag bottle.

Aroma: Caramel and earth.
Initial Taste: Upon entry, its nice and sweet with no bitterness.
Body: A nice balance of agave complimented by wood, earth, and spices.
Finish: A semi heated finish of medium duration.

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Worth Buying! Very wonderful vanilla aftertaste. Very good aroma.
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Reviewed by Garcia June 14, 2008
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Worth Buying! Very wonderful vanilla aftertaste. Very good aroma.

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