Reposados Hotel California Tequila Reposado

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Hotel California Tequila Reposado

Hotel California Tequila Reposado is 100% Blue Weber Agave produced at Agaveros y Tequileros Unidos de Los Altos and rests for 6 months in American oak.

Partnering alongside with the original Hotel California in Baja California, Sur (est. 1950), Hotel California Tequila is produced from strict, artesanal methods. Using Blue Weber Agave alongside modern distillation techniques, they produce Tequilas with exceptional personality and distinction. Each bottle is unique and hand-crafted.

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I'm not even sure where to start with the intro on this one. The name Hotel California doesn't put me in Jalisco or evoke anything from me that makes me think of authentic Mexican items. The bottle is a beautiful red and the cap sort of looks like a weapon, so the packaging is very striking. Presentation and marketing can do some things, but ultimately the juice inside the bottle has to sustain it.

Price: $40-50/bottle
Aroma: Love the nose. Fruity agave with hints of vanilla and spice notes.
Initial Taste: Agave, orchard fruits (pears, plums) and baking spice on the entry.
Body: A thick and oily body. The spices and the oak come forward a bit and make a nice sweet & bitter combo. It works really well for this one.
Finish: A long linger that is more agave kick and wood/dark chocolate than the fruitiness. However, the fruit arrives after a decent while and you get to taste it yet again.

This is a wonderful reposado. Good balance, lots of agave flavor and a longer linger with nice pepper & spice notes. This is a solid juice that is good for aficionados or newbies and it's got all of the elements that you'd want from a good reposado. While I personally might find the name odd, I'm not really from the era where Hotel California evokes a feeling or meaning. Bottom line...if they keep making juice that's this tasty, I'll be hard pressed to care if it gets poured out of a Franzia box.
Overall rating 
 
92
Aroma-Nose 
 
91
Initial Taste 
 
92
Body 
 
91
Finish 
 
93
Enjoyability 
 
92
Price 
 
92
Presentation 
 
93
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist October 30, 2013
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Odd Name...Solid Juice

I'm not even sure where to start with the intro on this one. The name Hotel California doesn't put me in Jalisco or evoke anything from me that makes me think of authentic Mexican items. The bottle is a beautiful red and the cap sort of looks like a weapon, so the packaging is very striking. Presentation and marketing can do some things, but ultimately the juice inside the bottle has to sustain it.

Price: $40-50/bottle
Aroma: Love the nose. Fruity agave with hints of vanilla and spice notes.
Initial Taste: Agave, orchard fruits (pears, plums) and baking spice on the entry.
Body: A thick and oily body. The spices and the oak come forward a bit and make a nice sweet & bitter combo. It works really well for this one.
Finish: A long linger that is more agave kick and wood/dark chocolate than the fruitiness. However, the fruit arrives after a decent while and you get to taste it yet again.

This is a wonderful reposado. Good balance, lots of agave flavor and a longer linger with nice pepper & spice notes. This is a solid juice that is good for aficionados or newbies and it's got all of the elements that you'd want from a good reposado. While I personally might find the name odd, I'm not really from the era where Hotel California evokes a feeling or meaning. Bottom line...if they keep making juice that's this tasty, I'll be hard pressed to care if it gets poured out of a Franzia box.

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