Tasted out of snifter 07/16/08. Im still trying to break out of just drinking blancos. Don Julio anejo was a very nice experience for me. I was a little scared ( due too much wood taste making me feel ill) but this anejo welcomed me in with open arms! My first anejo experience was a good one.
Aroma: Strong hints of caramel and citrus. A pretty cool combo!
Initial Taste: Initially, a thin mouth feel, with hints of vanilla, and smoke. No bitterness at all.
Body: Wood, agave, caramel, and vanilla.
Finish: Of medium to long duration with no alcohol burn.
Again, this was my first anejo experience. Pretty cool. Ive always said I like the whole Don Julio line. Very consistent. But to be honest, while I still prefer blancos, I do like this anejo very much.
I love the DJ Blanco, so I made the plunge from my Blanco binge and chose this Anejo. I tried several Anejos since I purchased the bottle, samplers and 50mL versions. I acquired a taste for Anejos in that time and have since found great pleasure in this Anejo, I find it second to only the Corzo Anejo, which I find to be a little smoother and have a little more flavor.
Lets get into this.
Color: A light caramel with medium legs.
Nose: Citrus and Caramel
Taste: Caramel and oaky butterscotch with Vanilla, just what you want from a good Anejo and this delivers. It is smooth too with little or no alcohol burn. Great Agave flavor in here too.
Finish: Sweet and woody with touches of honey for a long delicious finish.
I love it. It has turned me into a customer for life, and an Anejo drinker.
This is an old standby. It's a fantastic tequila and it's always easy to find. While it doesn't have the big taste of anything that makes it really unique, but it's always wonderful and represents everything that a good anejo should be.
Aroma: Agave, vanilla/caramel.
Initial Taste: Very sweet...almost like a dessert. Agave flavor and vanilla are really what you get first.
Body: Medium body. You get a little oak taste, but mostly you get more of the same of what you got with the initial taste.
Finish: Very little linger and no burn at all. A pleasant end to a very good tequila, but it doesn't remind you that you drank it. However, it does still leave you wanting more.
This is a near perfect anejo to get non-tequila drinkers into enjoying the juice. It's ultra smooth and has a nice flavor that should be pleasing to most anyone. Well done, Don Julio.
I love this anejo. I compare it to pinot noir for wine drinkers - it's light and crisp enough to just enjoy as a novice, but complex enough for the aficionado to enjoy as well. Even more than other anejos I prefer it straight up as ice tends to bring out a bit more of a peppery flavor.
Straight up there the first thing that hits me is a nice combination of honey, butter, smokey oak, and slight pepper flavors. Very nice body where each of those comes out a bit, with the most distinct being honey. Nice finish, medium compared to others.
This is a great value and I'd probably recommend this if you're going to try just one anejo.
Don Julio Anejo, NOM 1449. Tasted @ a Cinco de Mayo party in a Cognac snifter. This beautifully golden amber colored spirit had a nose of caramel, citrus, & oak followed by a wonderfully deep taste of sweet citrus fruits, light smoke, & spice. The body carried on with a nice agave sweetness, caramel & finished long with a glorius, ever present aftertaste of citrus. This tequila was exceptionally smooth without any alcohol taste/burn whatsoever. Later on, the hosts allowed me free rein to prepare Margarita's using their extensive collection of fine ingredients. I prepared a mixture of Don Julio Anejo, Gran Mariner, & fresh squeezed lime juice which resulted in a Margarita so powerfully deep it almost broke through the bottom of our glasses. Quite a memorable event. This tequila is a solid A.