Don Julio Tequila Anejo

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Look: Light color for an anejo.
Sniff: Mellow to thin.
Sip: Thin initially, but building to a robust agave. Very nice ride with this tequila.
After: Long & long, more of the sip. Very consistent.

Overall: A good pick for a more serious anejo.
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Don Julio is a tequila that has everything going right. It is my favorite tequila that I can get in Kansas, and that is not out side a reasonable price range. The aroma is good enough that people who don't like tequila even like it, and the taste is good all around, its perfect for sipping on a summer evening. Its smooth so if you wanted to mix it for some reason you could. The only thing that I am not crazy about is the bottle, its lacks some pizazz and looks a little like a maple syrup bottle. The price is not bad for a tequila of this level, but at $50 a bottle I wouldn't be up set to find it on sale.
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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.
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Tequila Don Julio Anejo sampled for the first time 10/13/08 from a Riedel glass. NOM 1449. Clear with a fairly light golden yellow color. Body is on the thin to medium side. Nothing overpowering about the the smell with milder elements of smokey wood, pepper, carmel, and vanilla. Seemed to me a rather youthful anejo. It has mild heat and tingle with slightly bitter but sweet tastes of butter, spice, and wood on the tongue. A medium duration finish with a pleasing balance of toasty oak and earthy green agave. I never did smell or taste much in the way of alcohol. Not a standout tequila, more middle of the road. It doesn't quite reach the level of better anejos in intensity but none the less a satisfying and enjoyable anejo. Presentation is unique Don Julio line, but plain. I have no complaints or problems with this afforable anejo.
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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.
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