Reposados Milagro Tequila Select Barrel Reserve Reposado

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Tequila Leyenda del Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Reposado

Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Reposado Tequila is made from 100% estate grown blue agave harvested from the highlands of Jalisco that are hand-picked and hand-selected for quality based on the highest criteria. The heart of the blue agave is roasted in clay ovens made from the same volcanic rich soil where the blue agave flourishes in Jalisco, Mexico. Our triple distillation process produces tequila of extraordinary depth and character for unparalleled smoothness. Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Reposado is aged 10 months in new French single oak barrels and comes in a unique hand-blown crystal bottle.

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Overall rating 
 
89
Aroma-Nose 
 
79  (9)
Initial Taste 
 
90  (9)
Body 
 
90  (9)
Finish 
 
89  (9)
Enjoyability 
 
91  (9)
Price 
 
88  (9)
Presentation 
 
97  (9)
A nose of agave, grass, earth...and French oak. I'm afraid triple distillation has taken away some character. The taste is sweet cooked agave and French oak with some bitterness, and there is a bit of caramel and light spice. Fairly thin and dry body without a lot to offer. A quick and somewhat non-existent finish. There is not much of a lingering at all, except for maybe a tinge of vegetal flavor.

Nothing really offensive here, but just not a lot going on, and not consistent throughout. There's a big hurt on price; this sells at a serious premium that simply can't be substantiated except for the bottle itself. Speaking of the bottle, it is beautiful to be sure - exquisite heavy glass with an intricate interior agave form. It also comes in a nice box. Too bad the juice inside doesn't match the presentation outside.
Overall rating 
 
86
Aroma-Nose 
 
88
Initial Taste 
 
86
Body 
 
85
Finish 
 
84
Enjoyability 
 
86
Price 
 
75
Presentation 
 
96
Reviewed by jdjohn84 December 12, 2013
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A nose of agave, grass, earth...and French oak. I'm afraid triple distillation has taken away some character. The taste is sweet cooked agave and French oak with some bitterness, and there is a bit of caramel and light spice. Fairly thin and dry body without a lot to offer. A quick and somewhat non-existent finish. There is not much of a lingering at all, except for maybe a tinge of vegetal flavor.

Nothing really offensive here, but just not a lot going on, and not consistent throughout. There's a big hurt on price; this sells at a serious premium that simply can't be substantiated except for the bottle itself. Speaking of the bottle, it is beautiful to be sure - exquisite heavy glass with an intricate interior agave form. It also comes in a nice box. Too bad the juice inside doesn't match the presentation outside.

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I bought this one on a whim and I heard it went down smoothly. The initial aroma was pleasant with vanilla standing out but a little light. There was a little pepper in the first sip, but not near as strong as most Don Julio selections. The finish was good but a little on the thin side. For a reposado, it was a good price at $45 but I usually prefer a extra anejo with no bite during the finish. Would I recommend this one ? Yes, to expand your experiences and the bottle will make a cool display.
Overall rating 
 
87
Aroma-Nose 
 
88
Initial Taste 
 
87
Body 
 
89
Finish 
 
85
Enjoyability 
 
87
Price 
 
90
Presentation 
 
90
Reviewed by bbteague May 14, 2013
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I bought this one on a whim and I heard it went down smoothly. The initial aroma was pleasant with vanilla standing out but a little light. There was a little pepper in the first sip, but not near as strong as most Don Julio selections. The finish was good but a little on the thin side. For a reposado, it was a good price at $45 but I usually prefer a extra anejo with no bite during the finish. Would I recommend this one ? Yes, to expand your experiences and the bottle will make a cool display.

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This was one of the first "premium" tequilas that I ever had and it's still a go-to tequila for me as a gift (because you can get it for $42 at Hi Time) and as a consistent sipper.

Aroma: The smell out of the bottle isn't as good as if you let it breathe a bit. I suppose the long, thin neck design may contribute to that.
Initial taste: Very basic. A bit of sweetness with a good strong agave flavor and wood.
Body: A little thinner than most reposados, but pleasant.
Finish: A bit of burn at the end, but a nice finish.

Milagro SBR bottles are some of the best on the market. The Hi Time price of $42 makes it worth it, but the fact that I know it is $60ish most other places makes it not a great value in comparison.
Overall rating 
 
92
Aroma-Nose 
 
90
Initial Taste 
 
93
Body 
 
92
Finish 
 
92
Enjoyability 
 
92
Price 
 
88
Presentation 
 
98
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist January 22, 2012
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This was one of the first "premium" tequilas that I ever had and it's still a go-to tequila for me as a gift (because you can get it for $42 at Hi Time) and as a consistent sipper.

Aroma: The smell out of the bottle isn't as good as if you let it breathe a bit. I suppose the long, thin neck design may contribute to that.
Initial taste: Very basic. A bit of sweetness with a good strong agave flavor and wood.
Body: A little thinner than most reposados, but pleasant.
Finish: A bit of burn at the end, but a nice finish.

Milagro SBR bottles are some of the best on the market. The Hi Time price of $42 makes it worth it, but the fact that I know it is $60ish most other places makes it not a great value in comparison.

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Bought 1/15/10 paid ~$70 at costco, came in a gift pack of the three (anejo, Repo, blanco) barrel select tequilas in .375 ml. The bottle and overall display group is impressive and would be a great gift. Tasted the Anejo and Reposado back to back in a 6 oz. shot glass. The repo's color is light straw, no legs or tears just instant gathering on the glass. The repo has a smooth nose light agave/alcohol, very clean. Initial taste is smooth agave with a bit of a alcohol tinge the body is typical of an Repo, thiner than what I'm accustomed too but overall presence is good. Has a nice heated finish that lingers a bit, overall smooth and balanced, but without the more complex personality of it's older anejo brother. Awarded 89 for the tequila
Overall rating 
 
89
Aroma-Nose 
 
89
Initial Taste 
 
89
Body 
 
89
Finish 
 
89
Enjoyability 
 
89
Price 
 
89
Presentation 
 
95
Reviewed by sdnerf April 11, 2010
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Bought 1/15/10 paid ~$70 at costco, came in a gift pack of the three (anejo, Repo, blanco) barrel select tequilas in .375 ml. The bottle and overall display group is impressive and would be a great gift. Tasted the Anejo and Reposado back to back in a 6 oz. shot glass. The repo's color is light straw, no legs or tears just instant gathering on the glass. The repo has a smooth nose light agave/alcohol, very clean. Initial taste is smooth agave with a bit of a alcohol tinge the body is typical of an Repo, thiner than what I'm accustomed too but overall presence is good. Has a nice heated finish that lingers a bit, overall smooth and balanced, but without the more complex personality of it's older anejo brother. Awarded 89 for the tequila

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I sipped this out of a tall crystal shot glass, at an over crowded birthday party. The initial nose was slightly gross. It burnt my nose and created extreme heat that wet all the way down my wind pipe. The taste was peppery with an extra dose of more pepper. After resting it in my mouth, I noticed the flavor did not change, it remained peppery. The body was sloppy and did not hold my interest.
The glass bottle was nice, but I am not into saving and displaying empty liquor bottles. The bottle presentation does not make up for what is lacking inside, the pretty container.
This is a novelty tequila; one that does not taste very good.
It might be great for people who like margaritas...
Overall rating 
 
79
Aroma-Nose 
 
70
Initial Taste 
 
75
Body 
 
78
Finish 
 
79
Enjoyability 
 
86
Price 
 
75
Presentation 
 
97
Reviewed by AdamMathew February 28, 2010
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I sipped this out of a tall crystal shot glass, at an over crowded birthday party. The initial nose was slightly gross. It burnt my nose and created extreme heat that wet all the way down my wind pipe. The taste was peppery with an extra dose of more pepper. After resting it in my mouth, I noticed the flavor did not change, it remained peppery. The body was sloppy and did not hold my interest.
The glass bottle was nice, but I am not into saving and displaying empty liquor bottles. The bottle presentation does not make up for what is lacking inside, the pretty container.
This is a novelty tequila; one that does not taste very good.
It might be great for people who like margaritas...

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