This juice has been aged for a little over four years in French oak, and it definitely shows. The aroma is fruity and woody like a champagne cognac, and there is little to no agave present on the nose. The initial taste is dry and satisfying, with hints (read: HINTS) of cooked agave showing through while slowly developing into rich flavors of wood, spice, and dark fruits. The finish is long and really quite fantastic with strong notes of vanilla.
All in all, this is a great drink, but I don't think I'd ever buy a bottle. First of all, this doesn't taste like tequila to me. I'm not a agave purist and I certainly don't mind extra anejos (they're some of my favorite), but this one takes the aging a bit too far in my opinion. But that's not to say you shouldn't at least try it yourself.
If I want cognac, I can find much better for less than $300.
CT CRYER "I hesitate to give this tequila all 100s only because of my limited experience with super-premium tequilas"! Observation well taken as noted cabo uno is your favorite. Step up. Money is the issue here. Price justification is a personal issue here. Good deal @ 199.00. "the whole experience from start to finish was sublime." Anxiously waiting your "side by side". Do pick up another one at that price point if you find one at that and let me know , I'm almost dry.
Appearance: medium gold with red highlights. Medium tears.
Aroma: caramel, vanilla, orange, brown spices (cinnamon, clove?)
Initial taste: soft, satiny, and sweet, building to a medium heat.
Finish: warm, sweet, dominated by vanilla, ending in a woody sharpness. Long.
Overall, this is a very fine super anejo. I cannot justify the price, however, when compared to top flight anejos like Riazul. But, if you want to spend the money, it's darn good, and a nice change from the usual.
I hesitate to give this tequila all 100s only because of my limited experience with super-premium tequilas! I have tried Cabo Uno reserva (up until now my favorite) and Corralejo Extra Anejo, Deleon Reposado, and Asom Broso 11 month Reposado. Otherwise, my two favorite drink-all-the-time tequilas are Cabo Wabo and Partida Reposados.
I picked up a botlle of this for $199 (which is a good deal considering the next-cheapest price I'd seen it for was $300!- which is what I based my price rating on.) It arrived in a box with a printed cardboard sheath, the box seemingly made of a cork-like substance, with two swing-type latches. The gorgeous bottle rests in a red-velvet foam cutout at an angle. There was a gold thread wrapped scroll inside (written in Spanish, of course) and the only sentence I translated was "The Best tequila in the World!" I can't disagree with that at this point! The nose was not overpowering, hinting at the sweetness to come. Initial taste was very smooth. I'm not experience enought to use terms like "agave" "wood" "spice" and the like, but suffice to say the whole experience from start to finish was sublime. No alcohol burn, with a caramel-like aftertaste. I proclaimed to my friends that I may like it better than Uno (and almost didn't make it out of the room) but I haven't tasted Uno for a few months. I have a bottled coming soon, and will do a side by side taste test and see. Oh- and the foam liner can be removed from the box and you have a felt-lined keepsake box! Very nice.
I will definately pick up another one of these if I find it in the same price range again!
Best tequila me and my friends ever tasted.Thank you "Amatitan Jalisco" for your casa Herradura and your other great tequilas out there.Tequila was made here.I have two more suprema left.Herradura is one of the most known tequila in mexico, and wanted by people around the world as well as mexico. Amatitan tequila has a good enjoyability taste.I belive and I know that tequila from "Amatitan",arenal and tequila are the BEST, Well how do I know? Well you can say I have alot of family and people out there that works,makes,manage,harvest,sells,ext.. tequila incluiding my self..And my dad from Amatitan.How can people argue,No one else can compete!!! Oh yhea los Altos are up there too..So I highly recomend people that want to taste tequila that is smooth has a good taste, and where tequila was originaly discover try herradura brand tequila and especially gran suprema.. my favorite