Tasted on Xmas eve! Out of a snifter, more than once!
My uncle got a bottle of this from a customer and I was more excited than he was (he is not a tequila drinker). Anyway, I tried it although it was nice and smooth, there was nothing special about it or anything that stood out about it. It has a nice fruity nose. The body was also fruity with hints of oak and slight cinnamon, but I detected almost no agave in the body. This is where I lose interest. I think even though a product is aged longer, it should retain some agave presence.
There was a very subtle finish that left me feeling this product is a bit overpriced. Im not a big of the cabo line, and this product leaes me feeling the same way. You're not missing anything here, IMHO.
Without a doubt, the most exquisitely packaged tequila I have seen, from box to bottle you can't wait to try this tequila. On the nose you get a very unique blend of scents from hazelnut and caramel to (believe it or not) some cherry. The body was not in your face like say Casa Noble Anejo (I prefer less in your face) very pleasant and really a bit different because I find it almost rich. Although overall I really enjoyed Uno, I was somewhat disappointed in the lack of finish it just doesn't seem to have much finish. Would I buy this again, absolutely, do I like the value for the money, eehh. The presentation is second to none and although the tequila is really good I just don't think it is "the One".
OK- I don't work for Cabo Wabo (but I wish I did.) This is the best Tequila I have ever had! I've only been a fan of Tequila for about a year and a half. I started with Cabo Wabo Reposado, I've had the Blanco, Anejo and Reposado as well. Aside from the Uno, the Reposado is still my favorite. I'm trying to expand my horizons- I've had Don Julio, Patron, Partida, Scorpion, Caso Noble, Tierras Organic, Ultima and Jose Cuervo. I just ordered a bottle of Asom Broso 11 Month Reposado. At the Mexican Pavillion in Epcot at Walt Disney World, I took the top of the line Tequila Flight. I don't remember the names, but they were good. I'm a drink-it-straight kind of guy- Shots, no salt, lime or ice.
But I digress: The Uno impressed me with its wood and leather box and crystal decanter. The intial nose is also impressive. On first taste, I imagined candy, it was creamy and smooth and had the best finish. Smooth, no burn. I didn't give it all 100s because of my limited experience. As for price- I've seen it all they way up to $275 a bottle, but I bought it online for $129! So relatively speaking I feel like I got a deal. I'm on my second bottle since April. (Birthday and Father's Day- Woo Hoo!)
I have tasted this tequila on 3 occasions. Once from a new bottle which I purchased and twice from open bottles in a bar. One of the bar tastings was completely different to the point I'm suspicious that it was actually Uno so I am discarding that experience. Frankly though, the previous 2 ratings seem like the 1 odd tasting I had. Based on the 2 common tastings I find myself disagreeing somewhat with the previous 2 ratings. I found the aroma a bit sweet with vanilla and caramel and only a mild toasted oak scent. Not overbearing at all. I was a little surprised at the lightness of its color for its age but am seeing more and more color variation in anejos as of late. Initial taste confirmed the caramel aroma with a sweet with mild fruit that transitioned into a a slightly slightly smokey flavor and finishing with hints of White pepper. The price is a bit high and hurts this rating but overall I found the flavors distinct but mild and quite enjoyable.
Uno had a lot of hype ,prior to it's arrival, i'm just sorry it didn't live up to it. The initial aroma once open was very strong that of a mesquite smoke, along with a sweet floral scent, not a good poppouri combination, initial taste was rather dissapointing, too bitter, and did not pass through well, smoothness was no surprise, raher flat and harsh, even the color was all wrong, after sitting in a barrel for so long, you would think a rich dark tequila would be produced. The only thing i like above all was the simple, but elegant bottle design...Sammy, what happene? good thing you got out when you did.