I purchased this in Michigan for $99.99 if memory serves me well, and at that price I feel like it's a pretty good value.
If you like Don Julio's anejo you'll most likely love this as it has a very similar flavor with added smoothness, and a bit more complexity without losing the agave presence. There is a nice nose on this with vanilla, oak, nut, and a touch of cinnamon. A very smooth tequila with a really nice finish.
Also, I couldn't help but think that I kept smelling and tasting a slight cognac presence... I have no idea if this is true, and I've never heard this, but it wouldn't surprise me at all if this spent some time in cognac barrels. I would think that would be something they'd want to let people know as El Tesoro does with Paradiso, but who knows. I could be way off, but after I realized that's what I thought it reminded me of it became more present to me. By the way, being that it reminded me of it, it pales in comparison to Paradiso, but is still an excellent anejo and most definitely worth trying, again, especially if you like Don Julio.
I like the bottle this comes in because it's unique, but it doesn't fit in my cabinet and I hate their caps so that takes presentation down a bit for me.
Wow, joy in a bottle! First tried at Morels in Las Vegas, this was an exquisite addition to the evening I did actually said Wow when I first breathed in this gorgeous tequila and said it again after my intial taste. Caramel and vanilla explode into a buttery smooth finish, very little oak(compared to most anejos). Tremendous effort!!!
I purchase a bottle a few weeks ago and opened it on saturday night for some friends it was definately a fan favorite. Price is actually good when I compare to some of the other ultra-premium anejos but the presentation is really average. Better presentation like Cabo Uno for instance and I would gladly shell out an extra 50-100 dollars
Personally I am a blanco guy, because of the agave presence but upon pouring myself a nice glass of this beautiful honey colored anejo, I could not help but notice the strong vanilla and hazelnut aromas which emanated from the bottle and my glass.
The initial taste is smooth and sweet, slight honey flavor, but as you breathe it opens up, but remains smooth throughout and there is a strong vanilla and hazelnut presence in flavor. It has a medium body, in fact it seems a bit light for an anejo. The finish is medium long and leaves a sweet pleasant flavor in one's mouth. No alcohol burn whatsoever.
Hands down one of the smoothest and most unique tasting tequilas, that have ever crossed these lips.
The bottle is ok, but I do not like the plastic screw top. I feel like cork would have done it more justice.
I received this bottle as a gift and even though I cannot see myself spending over $100 for a resposado or an anejo, this tequila definitely deserves your time and attention.
Absolutely Incredible doesn't even begin to describe this bottled perfection. I cannot believe the quality and smoothness of this tequila for its price. Paid $99 and it is as good or better than many bottles costing 3x as much. Only downside is it doesn't have the most striking presentation.
Caramel and Vanilla are the two most noticeable smells and flavors. A little fruity, slight hint of the oak, and a silky smooth finish. I mean almost ZERO alcohol burn. A great sipping Tequila. Do yourself a huge favor and DO NOT just shoot this.