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

Familia Camarena Tequila Reposado

Familia Camarena Tequila Reposado is 100% Blue Agave sourced from the Los Altos Highlands region of Jalisco, and distilled at Casa Camarena. This Reposado is aged for 2 months in both new and used American oak.

Fine Tequila doesn't happen by chance. For the Camarena Family, Tequila is a legend more than a century in the making.

In 1860, the Camarenas began cultivating fine altos Blue Agave for Tequila, soon becoming one of Mexico's top producers. Today, the family grows more than 3 million Agave plants, some at an altitude of 7,700 feet in the world's highest Agave fields. The fortuitous combination of elevation, a temperate growing cycle and indigenous red earth in Jalisco's highland region translates to delicate flavor and character in each bottle of Familia Camarena Tequila.

By 1938, Don Agustin Camarena founded the family's first Tequila distillery, Casa Tequilera Casco Viejo (soon to be renamed Casa Camarena), in the town of Arandas. Decades later, Don Agustin's daughter-in-law, Doña Elena Herrera Orendain - the great, great granddaughter of the legendary Don Jose Cuervo - became Managing Director of Casa Tequilera Casco Viejo in 1970. Today, Doña Elena is the Camarena Family matriarch and Casa Tequilera Casco Viejo is among the world's top four Tequila distilleries by volume.

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Overall rating 
 
88
Aroma-Nose 
 
89  (7)
Initial Taste 
 
89  (7)
Body 
 
89  (7)
Finish 
 
86  (7)
Enjoyability 
 
87  (7)
Price 
 
93  (7)
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89  (7)
I bought this to soak strawberries in, but had to pour a pair of neat shots off the top to make room, and to enjoy the tequila alone.

Not a bad price, and not a bad mouth feel, but it had a little too much volatility to really savor. I wanted to like it more than I did like it.

Great looking bottle, and the color is very inviting. I liked it better on the tip of my tongue than in my throat.

After the requisite 6 weeks of soaking strawberries, I got pretty liberal with drinking this and must say I was *happy* a few shots in. No regrets there and I felt great the following day.. so yay!
Overall rating 
 
82
Aroma-Nose 
 
88
Initial Taste 
 
80
Body 
 
89
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78
Enjoyability 
 
75
Price 
 
87
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90
Reviewed by shovel October 07, 2012
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I bought this to soak strawberries in, but had to pour a pair of neat shots off the top to make room, and to enjoy the tequila alone.

Not a bad price, and not a bad mouth feel, but it had a little too much volatility to really savor. I wanted to like it more than I did like it.

Great looking bottle, and the color is very inviting. I liked it better on the tip of my tongue than in my throat.

After the requisite 6 weeks of soaking strawberries, I got pretty liberal with drinking this and must say I was *happy* a few shots in. No regrets there and I felt great the following day.. so yay!

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A pretty good value brand that can be easily found. All good things. Let's see if the tequila is tops for the under $20 category.

Aroma: Very sweet. Not as much agave as I'd like. It's almost syrupy in the fruity sweet scent.
Initial Taste: Vanilla, Light agave and fruit (pears/berries)
Body: Medium-light body that is a little oily so it coats the mouth OK. Still a very sweet tequila with just a slight bitterness.
Finish: Reasonable finish. Not a spicy kick, but no burn either. Fairly easy to drink.

This is a pretty good tequila for under $20. It's a decent value sipper, but the strong flavor tends to overpower citrus mixed drinks. For something more fruity or sweet it is fine, but it's has a strange aftertaste in a margarita. You're better off buying the blanco for that as it mixes pretty well. Overall, still a pretty good buy for the money.
Overall rating 
 
85
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85
Initial Taste 
 
85
Body 
 
84
Finish 
 
83
Enjoyability 
 
84
Price 
 
95
Presentation 
 
90
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist July 05, 2012
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A pretty good value brand that can be easily found. All good things. Let's see if the tequila is tops for the under $20 category.

Aroma: Very sweet. Not as much agave as I'd like. It's almost syrupy in the fruity sweet scent.
Initial Taste: Vanilla, Light agave and fruit (pears/berries)
Body: Medium-light body that is a little oily so it coats the mouth OK. Still a very sweet tequila with just a slight bitterness.
Finish: Reasonable finish. Not a spicy kick, but no burn either. Fairly easy to drink.

This is a pretty good tequila for under $20. It's a decent value sipper, but the strong flavor tends to overpower citrus mixed drinks. For something more fruity or sweet it is fine, but it's has a strange aftertaste in a margarita. You're better off buying the blanco for that as it mixes pretty well. Overall, still a pretty good buy for the money.

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Not mass produced for no reason! High quality for a great price.
Overall rating 
 
82
Aroma-Nose 
 
85
Initial Taste 
 
85
Body 
 
85
Finish 
 
80
Enjoyability 
 
80
Price 
 
80
Presentation 
 
75
Reviewed by victorg January 26, 2012
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Not mass produced for no reason! High quality for a great price.

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I thoroughly enjoy this line of tequila. I've been sipping this ever since I haven't been able to find anything El Tesoro. Both very worthy for the price point with nothing disappointing in aroma or on the palette.
Overall rating 
 
92
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93
Initial Taste 
 
95
Body 
 
90
Finish 
 
90
Enjoyability 
 
92
Price 
 
100
Presentation 
 
90
Reviewed by 1tequila2 January 03, 2012
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I thoroughly enjoy this line of tequila. I've been sipping this ever since I haven't been able to find anything El Tesoro. Both very worthy for the price point with nothing disappointing in aroma or on the palette.

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Camarena Reposado picks up where the blanco left off and ads a little more to it. I think this one is more of a sipper than their blanco, but just by a little. A very good reposado for $20 bux. Pretty sweet for being aged less than 60 days. I hope they come out with an anejo.

Aroma: A sweet berry/agave nose.
Initial Taste: A semi oily mouth feel, with a sweet entry and initial taste of berry.
Body: Nice sweet agave body with smoke and berry.
FInish: A sweet ever so slightly heated finish.
Overall rating 
 
91
Aroma-Nose 
 
91
Initial Taste 
 
90
Body 
 
91
Finish 
 
92
Enjoyability 
 
91
Price 
 
92
Presentation 
 
93
Reviewed by Piña December 29, 2011
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Camarena Reposado picks up where the blanco left off and ads a little more to it. I think this one is more of a sipper than their blanco, but just by a little. A very good reposado for $20 bux. Pretty sweet for being aged less than 60 days. I hope they come out with an anejo.

Aroma: A sweet berry/agave nose.
Initial Taste: A semi oily mouth feel, with a sweet entry and initial taste of berry.
Body: Nice sweet agave body with smoke and berry.
FInish: A sweet ever so slightly heated finish.

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