A very pleasing cotton candy agave nose. Mouthfeel is summertime cream soda; sweet agave taste, spiky tickle, buttery, fruity/citrusy, and floral. This is a smooth sweet ride, an amusement park of deliciousness. And there's a smart pepper bite on the finish that elevates it from mere playful to something with a bit of gravitas. It doesn't have the robust complexities of some blancos, but it's Don Julio - it doesn't have to. It's perfect as it is. After the 1942 this is my favourite of the always respectable Don Julio line-up. Tremendously enjoyable.
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!
This is one of the oldest and still best tequilas in existence. What I enjoy most about it is it's incredible smoothness and lengthy agave tastes.
Nose: citrus, agave and somewhat earthy
Initial Taste: true to the nose it is heavy on the agave but also is a bit sweeter than the nose suggests
Finish: The best part of this product. This is one of the cleanest blanco finishes there is but it has lingering agave and a touch of smoke.
In the USA expect to pay anywhere from $34 to $44 while in Mexico around 240 Pesos ($18 USD at the time) to 350 Pesos ($26 USD at the time). If you are interested in tequila, this is both a classic and a must. This is the benchmark that so many of these upstart premium brands are attempting to emulate. NOTE: if you buy this in mexico it will not have a cork but rather a screw bottle with a drip-stop.
Being new to the world of tequila I started on Patron. I won't bash it like others as it serves a purpose and without it I would have never branched out the way I have. That being said I agree with others whenever they say there is better and Don Julio is better.
Don Julio is a light and crisp blanco, which is what I prefer, so take that with a grain of salt (no pun intended). There is a slight citrus front that ends with a smooth tiny burn at the end that leaves your mouth clean.
This is a perfect Swiss army do it all tequila. When I go out tasting or buying new bottles of blanco I make sure I try it side by side with Don Julio.