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Frida Kahlo Tequila Reposado

Frida Kahlo Tequila Reposado is aged after fermentation in American Oak casks for six to nine months before bottling. The result is a smooth, super-premium tequila to enjoy by itself or mixed in a cocktail.

Frida Kahlo Tequila is made in Jesus Maria, in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.

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Overall rating 
 
93
Aroma-Nose 
 
93  (3)
Initial Taste 
 
93  (3)
Body 
 
94  (3)
Finish 
 
93  (3)
Enjoyability 
 
92  (3)
Price 
 
91  (3)
Presentation 
 
89  (3)
About 8 months ago in Las Vegas I got my first taste of the Frida Kahlo line with the blanco. I left impressed, but also a bit wary of the steep price increase as the tequila aged. Lucky for me, one of my favorite online liquor stores (Hi Time Wines) had a close out deal on this juice for a fraction of the MSRP. Let's hope the artwork inside the bottle can continue to do its namesake justice.

Price: $45-50/bottle

Aroma: Cooked agave, vanilla, honey and light vegetal notes.

Initial Taste: A really complex entry with vegetal notes, spice, pepper, fruit and vanilla.

Body: A very nice mouthfeel. Nice oils. The vegetal notes fade into the barrel aging with a pleasant woody character to go along with spice and pepper. The honey sweetness is not as forward, but is still there.

Finish: A nice lingering finish with spice, oak and dark chocolate. A nice finish to a very complex reposado.

Frida Kahlo has a really complex and flavorful reposado. It doesn't own one particular profile, but it certainly owns your attention while it's on your palate. From start to finish, it makes you think. But more importantly, it also makes you want another taste. I'm very much looking forward to tasting the añejo from this line.
Overall rating 
 
92
Aroma-Nose 
 
91
Initial Taste 
 
92
Body 
 
93
Finish 
 
92
Enjoyability 
 
92
Price 
 
90
Presentation 
 
90
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist September 18, 2013
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About 8 months ago in Las Vegas I got my first taste of the Frida Kahlo line with the blanco. I left impressed, but also a bit wary of the steep price increase as the tequila aged. Lucky for me, one of my favorite online liquor stores (Hi Time Wines) had a close out deal on this juice for a fraction of the MSRP. Let's hope the artwork inside the bottle can continue to do its namesake justice.

Price: $45-50/bottle

Aroma: Cooked agave, vanilla, honey and light vegetal notes.

Initial Taste: A really complex entry with vegetal notes, spice, pepper, fruit and vanilla.

Body: A very nice mouthfeel. Nice oils. The vegetal notes fade into the barrel aging with a pleasant woody character to go along with spice and pepper. The honey sweetness is not as forward, but is still there.

Finish: A nice lingering finish with spice, oak and dark chocolate. A nice finish to a very complex reposado.

Frida Kahlo has a really complex and flavorful reposado. It doesn't own one particular profile, but it certainly owns your attention while it's on your palate. From start to finish, it makes you think. But more importantly, it also makes you want another taste. I'm very much looking forward to tasting the añejo from this line.

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This tequila is named for one of the most notable artists that Mexico has ever produced. Her story was a sad one but she made the best of her life. She is not only famous for being an artist herself but for her marriage to Diego Rivera - probably the single most-revered Mexican artist of all time. Both Diego and Frida were devout Communists which made their lives that much more intriguing.
If you want a bottle of this tequila it will cost about $50 which ends up being a bargain. The bottle is classic; thick, hand-blown with many bubble inclusions and facets in the glass. The top is wooden with an image of Frida while the stopper is real cork. The label is merely paper with an image of Frida. When you are standing in front of this bottle in a shop, you think, "Am I buying this for the name or for the liquid inside?" The answer is - "for the tequila inside" because this is a very nice reposado expression. Actually, it is one of my favorite "reps" and I am not even a "rep" fan.
The tequila has a very, very faint tinge of straw color in a tasting glass. The nose is, for me, fantastic; sweet agave, brown sugar, vanilla and virtually no woody or smoky elements. On first swallow, there is a bit of alcohol - and, in reality, if there were not, you would probably be tasting a mixto. A little citrus comes through along with strong agave. Now there is the slightest hint of wood, but very mild; no sour elements, no pepper - just fruity and perhaps, slightly nutty (roasted almonds). The pedigree is even sweeter with less alcohol and more caramel and apricot (I think). I love the finish - worth sipping one caballito after another. No sangrita necessary but this lends itself to orange slices with spiced salt for garnish.
Long, luxurious legs drain down slowly to the surface and leave "rain spots" over the entire glass; indicative of a rich viscous liquid, but in the mouth there is no heavy coating effect on the teeth, tongue or palate. I should add a note that my bottle of Frida Kahlo Reposado has a NOM of 1079 - so, it does not come from the distillery (NOM 1465) that is now producing this product. Both are in Los Altos, however. There is a tiny amount of black residue in the liquid - something I see more and more in small batch tequilas. The logo for this tequila is printed on a paper label around the neck of the bottle. It says, "Pasion por de Vida" which means "Passion for Life" and that characterizes both Frida and the tequila named for her.
Overall rating 
 
95
Aroma-Nose 
 
95
Initial Taste 
 
94
Body 
 
95
Finish 
 
96
Enjoyability 
 
96
Price 
 
94
Presentation 
 
96
Reviewed by dasypus September 05, 2013
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Frida Kahlo Tequila Reposado

This tequila is named for one of the most notable artists that Mexico has ever produced. Her story was a sad one but she made the best of her life. She is not only famous for being an artist herself but for her marriage to Diego Rivera - probably the single most-revered Mexican artist of all time. Both Diego and Frida were devout Communists which made their lives that much more intriguing.
If you want a bottle of this tequila it will cost about $50 which ends up being a bargain. The bottle is classic; thick, hand-blown with many bubble inclusions and facets in the glass. The top is wooden with an image of Frida while the stopper is real cork. The label is merely paper with an image of Frida. When you are standing in front of this bottle in a shop, you think, "Am I buying this for the name or for the liquid inside?" The answer is - "for the tequila inside" because this is a very nice reposado expression. Actually, it is one of my favorite "reps" and I am not even a "rep" fan.
The tequila has a very, very faint tinge of straw color in a tasting glass. The nose is, for me, fantastic; sweet agave, brown sugar, vanilla and virtually no woody or smoky elements. On first swallow, there is a bit of alcohol - and, in reality, if there were not, you would probably be tasting a mixto. A little citrus comes through along with strong agave. Now there is the slightest hint of wood, but very mild; no sour elements, no pepper - just fruity and perhaps, slightly nutty (roasted almonds). The pedigree is even sweeter with less alcohol and more caramel and apricot (I think). I love the finish - worth sipping one caballito after another. No sangrita necessary but this lends itself to orange slices with spiced salt for garnish.
Long, luxurious legs drain down slowly to the surface and leave "rain spots" over the entire glass; indicative of a rich viscous liquid, but in the mouth there is no heavy coating effect on the teeth, tongue or palate. I should add a note that my bottle of Frida Kahlo Reposado has a NOM of 1079 - so, it does not come from the distillery (NOM 1465) that is now producing this product. Both are in Los Altos, however. There is a tiny amount of black residue in the liquid - something I see more and more in small batch tequilas. The logo for this tequila is printed on a paper label around the neck of the bottle. It says, "Pasion por de Vida" which means "Passion for Life" and that characterizes both Frida and the tequila named for her.

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One of the most interesting and unusual reposados I've ever had.

Nose: Grass, agave, wood.
Initial taste: Sweet on entry with wood notes coming forward.
Body: Semi-oily and very rich.
Finish: This is where things go awry (you'll understand the pun in a second). The agave/wood flavors that you expect from a reposado suddenly change into vanilla and a flavor that I can only explain as whiskey-like. I usually only taste this sort of finish when I drink a rye whiskey or a rye-heavy bourbon. It's not bad it's just...a little weird and unexpected.

I also don't much like the bottle.

All in all, it's not a bad drink, it's just not tequila. Good whiskey, though.
Overall rating 
 
90
Aroma-Nose 
 
93
Initial Taste 
 
93
Body 
 
93
Finish 
 
90
Enjoyability 
 
87
Price 
 
90
Presentation 
 
80
Reviewed by JungleLarry August 16, 2011
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One of the most interesting and unusual reposados I've ever had.

Nose: Grass, agave, wood.
Initial taste: Sweet on entry with wood notes coming forward.
Body: Semi-oily and very rich.
Finish: This is where things go awry (you'll understand the pun in a second). The agave/wood flavors that you expect from a reposado suddenly change into vanilla and a flavor that I can only explain as whiskey-like. I usually only taste this sort of finish when I drink a rye whiskey or a rye-heavy bourbon. It's not bad it's just...a little weird and unexpected.

I also don't much like the bottle.

All in all, it's not a bad drink, it's just not tequila. Good whiskey, though.

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