Don Julio is just a solid brand and tequila at all levels. However, I do seem to enjoy their aged ones more than the blanco.
Aroma: A nice agave smell and a compliment that is almost creamy. A nice vanilla nose to go along with agave.
Taste: A pleasant agave flavor and some sweetness. It's a little thick for a blanco for me, but is pleasant in all aspects, but doesn't blow me away in any either.
Finish: It's a light and short finish with a hint of citrus. Again pleasant, but not remarkable.
An overall solid tequila, but there's as good or better options out there for under $40.
Although I enjoy cognac and scotch,my second choice will always be tequila.
I had try a nice quantity of them while traveling down south Mexico.
By far there are some fancy/inflated tequilas,but when it comes to blanco Tequila,Don Julio Blanco will be my pick.
I used to drink El Agavero Blanco artesanal tequila.At $60.00 bucks a bottle was a deal due to the great flavor of the former. Sadly i haven't be able to find it any more.
Anyways. A caballito (shot glass) and a slice of lemon will pare very well with the Don Julio.
Perfectly clear with moderate viscosity - nose suggests pineapple and dates, although the fragrances are very subtle. Entry is sweet and floral, with messages of agave and lime. Agave expands only slightly in the body, and fade is rapid with mild bitterness and a pleasant alcohol tingle.
Flavour line is clean and fresh, but nothing exceptional. It is an adequate high-production product, but as a sipper it lacks the definition, depth and character of many of its artesanal competitors.
I tasted this using a medium size snifter. The nose is very light, with agave being up front, followed by underling hints of lime and many floral nuances. The first sip revealed a modest hit of agave and light hints of a peppery spice, along with lemon/lime nuances. This is not what I would call a full bodied tequila, more medium bodied IMHO. A few more sips revealed a very creamy mouth feel with a very up front, but not too intense, agave flavor profile. This is very enjoyable and goes down a bit too easy. The finish is moderate with light hints of lime. I like it!
I'm an anejo fan with my second choice being a blanco. Of all the blanco's I've tried this would be on the short list of my favorites. The aroma is a little too astringent for my liking, but there is also a floral and citrus presence. Not my favorite smelling tequila, but the smell doesn't mean much to me. Flavor is interesting - it has a thicker flavor than many other blancos and I really enjoy that. It's not quite syrupy, but it's more syrupy than watery. There is also quite a peppery flavor. I don't know that I can describe it well, but it has a unique aftertaste that I quite enjoy. The cool thing to me about this tequila is that it tastes very similar to the rest of the Don Julio line. In other words, it tastes like if you put this in a nice barrel for a year it would soften a bit and taste like their anejo. Seems like they all should be like that, but as many people know that's not always the case. Anyway, if you're looking for a great blanco (or any tequila for that matter) you can't beat Don Julio. Don Julio seems to be very available, at least in the mid-west and out east. In my opinion Don Julio is an all around great line and very consistent.