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Tequila El Tesoro de Don Felipe Reposado

El Tesoro de Don Felipe Reposado Tequila - Mellow and rich, with subtle wood tones. Reposado ("rested") tequila, by law, requires aging for two months. El Tesoro Reposado is exceptionally well rested. It's aged for eight to 11 months in oak barrels. Try sipping it straight up.

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Overall rating 
 
92
Aroma-Nose 
 
91  (10)
Initial Taste 
 
92  (10)
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92  (10)
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92  (10)
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92  (10)
Price 
 
88  (10)
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88  (10)
My last review from the El Tesoro line of tequilas. Another great brand made at La Alteña (NOM 1139). The blanco has grown on me over time and the anejo was one of the first premium tequilas that I tasted and has long been one of my favorites. With a craftsman like Carlos Camarena driving this brand and my love for a good reposado, my expectations are high.

Tasting Notes:



Price:$35-45/bottle

Aroma: A fairly faint nose on this one. The green agave from the blanco is balanced nicely with the 8-11 month barrel aging.

Initial Taste: A light sweetness from the cooked agave and it still maintains its green/natural profile. The oak from the aging is there lightly and presents as a light smoke. Complex and inviting.

Body: Medium thin body and a fairly light color. It has great balance between the agave and oak. One might say that the agave is simply "kissed" by the wood and in no way overtakes the agave essence.

Finish: A nice finish on this with the agave, oak, light pepper and vegetal and citrus notes. It has everything that you want from a good repo. A great balance and complex flavors.

El Tesoro delivers another nice product. I love a good repo and this delivers. The profile is more on the vegetal side so if you are looking for something with big vanilla, this is probably not the one for you. However, if you are looking for something with great balance and complexity, El Tesoro delivers...and it does it with a pretty good value at around $40 a bottle. I'd pretty much recommend this to anyone who would listen who likes a well crafted and natural tasting tequila.
Overall rating 
 
91
Aroma-Nose 
 
89
Initial Taste 
 
91
Body 
 
92
Finish 
 
92
Enjoyability 
 
91
Price 
 
93
Presentation 
 
91
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist August 01, 2013
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Natural Tasting and Delicious

My last review from the El Tesoro line of tequilas. Another great brand made at La Alteña (NOM 1139). The blanco has grown on me over time and the anejo was one of the first premium tequilas that I tasted and has long been one of my favorites. With a craftsman like Carlos Camarena driving this brand and my love for a good reposado, my expectations are high.

Tasting Notes:



Price:$35-45/bottle

Aroma: A fairly faint nose on this one. The green agave from the blanco is balanced nicely with the 8-11 month barrel aging.

Initial Taste: A light sweetness from the cooked agave and it still maintains its green/natural profile. The oak from the aging is there lightly and presents as a light smoke. Complex and inviting.

Body: Medium thin body and a fairly light color. It has great balance between the agave and oak. One might say that the agave is simply "kissed" by the wood and in no way overtakes the agave essence.

Finish: A nice finish on this with the agave, oak, light pepper and vegetal and citrus notes. It has everything that you want from a good repo. A great balance and complex flavors.

El Tesoro delivers another nice product. I love a good repo and this delivers. The profile is more on the vegetal side so if you are looking for something with big vanilla, this is probably not the one for you. However, if you are looking for something with great balance and complexity, El Tesoro delivers...and it does it with a pretty good value at around $40 a bottle. I'd pretty much recommend this to anyone who would listen who likes a well crafted and natural tasting tequila.

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I won't be bashful. This is my favorite tequila. I've enjoyed many fine anejos, reposados and blancos over the past years, but this is the one I compare all others to and it's still my top pick. A few years ago, Don Felipe chose to change the bottle to a more contemporary rectangular shape, probably as a marketing ploy. But this is tequila produced largely by manual labor and I preferred the old round bottle, which seemed more in synch with El Tesoro's traditional process.

That aside, this reposado is still the same pale golden agave goodness as always. The aroma is really nothing extraordinary to my nose. It has a good solid boquet that lets you know this will be a pleasant drink. The initial flavor is slightly smoky, with good agave character. The body is earthy and woody, most likely the result of the age-old process. The finish is slightly sweet and oaky. The overall impression is that this is distilled by masters who take pride in their product and carry on the methods of their ancestors in a time of mass-production.

Definitely old school.
Overall rating 
 
92
Aroma-Nose 
 
92
Initial Taste 
 
93
Body 
 
95
Finish 
 
95
Enjoyability 
 
96
Price 
 
56
Presentation 
 
75
Reviewed by skoro May 25, 2013
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Sometimes, the old way is still the best way

I won't be bashful. This is my favorite tequila. I've enjoyed many fine anejos, reposados and blancos over the past years, but this is the one I compare all others to and it's still my top pick. A few years ago, Don Felipe chose to change the bottle to a more contemporary rectangular shape, probably as a marketing ploy. But this is tequila produced largely by manual labor and I preferred the old round bottle, which seemed more in synch with El Tesoro's traditional process.

That aside, this reposado is still the same pale golden agave goodness as always. The aroma is really nothing extraordinary to my nose. It has a good solid boquet that lets you know this will be a pleasant drink. The initial flavor is slightly smoky, with good agave character. The body is earthy and woody, most likely the result of the age-old process. The finish is slightly sweet and oaky. The overall impression is that this is distilled by masters who take pride in their product and carry on the methods of their ancestors in a time of mass-production.

Definitely old school.

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Tasted 2/19/11 out of a Riedel tequila glass.
Distinct nose of agave with slight floral undertones and a hint of oak on the back end. The initial flavor is light, giving way to a strong sweetness in the body that lingers on the tongue. There is just enough oak to cut the sweet flavors in the finish, and very little alcohol burn is present. This is a very enjoyable, reasonably-priced tequila that stays true to characteristics I expect in a reposado.
Overall rating 
 
92
Aroma-Nose 
 
92
Initial Taste 
 
90
Body 
 
92
Finish 
 
93
Enjoyability 
 
93
Price 
 
91
Presentation 
 
90
Reviewed by schultzi February 19, 2011
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Tasted 2/19/11 out of a Riedel tequila glass.
Distinct nose of agave with slight floral undertones and a hint of oak on the back end. The initial flavor is light, giving way to a strong sweetness in the body that lingers on the tongue. There is just enough oak to cut the sweet flavors in the finish, and very little alcohol burn is present. This is a very enjoyable, reasonably-priced tequila that stays true to characteristics I expect in a reposado.

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one of my first reposado's i tasted ,still one of the best out there,good flavor and very smooth
Overall rating 
 
96
Aroma-Nose 
 
96
Initial Taste 
 
97
Body 
 
93
Finish 
 
95
Enjoyability 
 
98
Price 
 
98
Presentation 
 
95
Reviewed by TequilaGuy March 12, 2010
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one of my first reposado's i tasted ,still one of the best out there,good flavor and very smooth

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Tasted on 8/16/08 out of high ball glass. This is a great reposado. Usually, I lean towards a blanco and second anejos. But this reposado stands out to me. A great sipper. I'm just a huge fan of the whole El Tesoro line.

Aroma: Smoke, agave, and wood.
Initial Taste: On tip of tongue, its sweet with no bitterness, a thin mouth feel.
Body: Excellent body of agave, citrus, and wood. The thing I liked about this body was that the wood was very faint and not overbearing.
Finish: A semi heated finish of medium duration.
Overall rating 
 
92
Aroma-Nose 
 
92
Initial Taste 
 
92
Body 
 
93
Finish 
 
92
Enjoyability 
 
93
Price 
 
90
Presentation 
 
90
Reviewed by Piña August 18, 2008
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Tasted on 8/16/08 out of high ball glass. This is a great reposado. Usually, I lean towards a blanco and second anejos. But this reposado stands out to me. A great sipper. I'm just a huge fan of the whole El Tesoro line.

Aroma: Smoke, agave, and wood.
Initial Taste: On tip of tongue, its sweet with no bitterness, a thin mouth feel.
Body: Excellent body of agave, citrus, and wood. The thing I liked about this body was that the wood was very faint and not overbearing.
Finish: A semi heated finish of medium duration.

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