Reposados Agave 99 Tequila Reposado

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2011 TEQUILA.net Awards - "Best of the Best" Best Lowland Reposado Tequila
2011 TEQUILA.net Awards - Best of the Best

Agave 99 Tequila Reposado

Distinguished and elegant, Agave 99® Tequila Reposado is aged for ten months in French limousine casks, where it acquires different notes of aromas, flavors and a distinctive light color. This fine Tequila is triple distilled and tripled filtered before bottling.

Agave 99® is an overproof tequila, which has a definite marketing appeal, not only because it appeals to a certain kind of customer who likes their drinks stronger, but Agave 99® Tequila makes life more interesting and creative for the bartender by expanding options.  Even something as basic as a Margarita or a Bloody Mary can take on new life when an overproof spirit is swapped out for a traditional variety. Also, while some tequilas are produced with an "American Palate" in mind, that palate has changed dramatically in past years with exposure to new ethnic foods, recipes and presentation styles.

People want to eat and drink outside their comfort zone, and the advent of an ultra premium, overproof spirits like Agave 99 reflect this movement.  Consider this: by law in Mexico, tequila must be distilled at 35% - 55% alc./vol. no higher than 110 proof. Many distillers cut the spirit's strength with water to bring it to the commercial standard of 40% alc./vol. (80 proof)--what the American palate may have been perceived as being "used to" at one point. The perception of overproof tequila being "harsh" due to the higher volume of alcohol is changing, thanks to more refined and advanced technology. The proprietary methods of distillation of Agave 99® result in an ultra smooth, high proof tequila that provides the strength and body that an increasing number of American consumers are demanding, not just for strength but a distinctive type of flavor that to them improves upon a satisfying sipping experience or a favorite cocktail.  By the same token, Mixologists consider themselves artists, and overproof spirits give them more colors to paint with. And with this in mind Agave 99® has rich, hearty and sophisticated flavors that separate the line from others on the shelf and are bound to inspire bartender and customer alike.

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Overall rating 
 
91
Aroma-Nose 
 
89  (2)
Initial Taste 
 
90  (2)
Body 
 
91  (2)
Finish 
 
91  (2)
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92  (2)
Price 
 
95  (2)
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90  (2)
I just had to try this Repo because #1 it's a close out Item at Hi time wine. and #2 I like this distiller very much, giving us such stellar tequilas like Don Camillo, Tenoch, Kah and the great "El Kirko" silver from Costco. The nose from Agave 99 is mostly alcohol and the first sip is mostly alcohol burn with a bit of a sweet agave finish. The second sip is much better and the finish is also much better. For a reposado aged 10 months I was expecting more anejo overtones but this one is definitely reposado. with a nice clean and somewhat dry body. Not as flavorful as the Kah and not as hot either. (Kah being 110 proof) I do like Kah better than this but this one is really good for $12.99 while they last. And it's perfect for those high testosterone moments like watching the superbowl game. over all score at 88+
Overall rating 
 
88
Aroma-Nose 
 
85
Initial Taste 
 
85
Body 
 
90
Finish 
 
88
Enjoyability 
 
89
Price 
 
95
Presentation 
 
89
Reviewed by punasurfer December 10, 2014
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99 proof

I just had to try this Repo because #1 it's a close out Item at Hi time wine. and #2 I like this distiller very much, giving us such stellar tequilas like Don Camillo, Tenoch, Kah and the great "El Kirko" silver from Costco. The nose from Agave 99 is mostly alcohol and the first sip is mostly alcohol burn with a bit of a sweet agave finish. The second sip is much better and the finish is also much better. For a reposado aged 10 months I was expecting more anejo overtones but this one is definitely reposado. with a nice clean and somewhat dry body. Not as flavorful as the Kah and not as hot either. (Kah being 110 proof) I do like Kah better than this but this one is really good for $12.99 while they last. And it's perfect for those high testosterone moments like watching the superbowl game. over all score at 88+

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I approached this tasting with some trepidation and let the bottle sit on my bar a month before opening it. This is my first experience with an over-proof spirit I was concerned about excessive alcohol burn. Also the anejo got a poor review in another website. However, the spirit has received numerous awards including a Double Gold Medal at the 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the 2011 TEQUILA.net Awards - "Best of the Best" Best Lowland Reposado Tequila, which is why I wanted to try a bottle. In view of these awards I am surprised there aren’t any reviews of this spirit.

Tasted 11/09/14 from a Riedel Tequila Glass.
Appearance: Medium amber color.
Aroma: Balanced aroma of grassy agave, oak, and earth. Only a slight very alcohol scent was detected, which was surprising since this is a 99 proof tequila.
Initial Taste: At first a big peppery blast hits the mouth. I would not call it an “alcohol burn” as it is quite pleasant. After the heat subsides rich flavors of agave and oak along with vegetal and earth notes are more pronounced, which are characteristic of a lowland tequila. This bold flavor gives Agave 99 Reposado real character.
Body: Medium-light body with a slight buttery mouthfeel, which left no tears on the glass. The flavors are nicely balanced.
Finish: A heated, clean, well-balanced and long finish of peppery agave, oak, and earth notes. It has a very bold agave kick but no alcohol burn. Overall it is a very robust finish for a nice over-proof tequila.
Price: Range $21.99 to $74.99 (RRP: $41)
Presentation: The bottle looks fine with simple, yet attractive labeling and it has a synthetic cork stopper.


Overall rating 
 
93
Aroma-Nose 
 
92
Initial Taste 
 
94
Body 
 
91
Finish 
 
94
Enjoyability 
 
94
Price 
 
95
Presentation 
 
90
Reviewed by SD Sipper November 14, 2014
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I approached this tasting with some trepidation and let the bottle sit on my bar a month before opening it. This is my first experience with an over-proof spirit I was concerned about excessive alcohol burn. Also the anejo got a poor review in another website. However, the spirit has received numerous awards including a Double Gold Medal at the 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the 2011 TEQUILA.net Awards - "Best of the Best" Best Lowland Reposado Tequila, which is why I wanted to try a bottle. In view of these awards I am surprised there aren’t any reviews of this spirit.

Tasted 11/09/14 from a Riedel Tequila Glass.
Appearance: Medium amber color.
Aroma: Balanced aroma of grassy agave, oak, and earth. Only a slight very alcohol scent was detected, which was surprising since this is a 99 proof tequila.
Initial Taste: At first a big peppery blast hits the mouth. I would not call it an “alcohol burn” as it is quite pleasant. After the heat subsides rich flavors of agave and oak along with vegetal and earth notes are more pronounced, which are characteristic of a lowland tequila. This bold flavor gives Agave 99 Reposado real character.
Body: Medium-light body with a slight buttery mouthfeel, which left no tears on the glass. The flavors are nicely balanced.
Finish: A heated, clean, well-balanced and long finish of peppery agave, oak, and earth notes. It has a very bold agave kick but no alcohol burn. Overall it is a very robust finish for a nice over-proof tequila.
Price: Range $21.99 to $74.99 (RRP: $41)
Presentation: The bottle looks fine with simple, yet attractive labeling and it has a synthetic cork stopper.


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