I have purchased at least a dozen of the finest "premium tequila" brands over the past year or so: Corzo, Partida, Patron, Cabo, Chinaco, Don Julio, you get the point and 1921 Res. Esp. is by far the best Rpsdo/Anejo tequila I have had so far to date. It had the smoothest taste and left no oily residue as others have. Not too oaky or smokey tasting yet somewhat sweet. TRY this tequila if you haven't yet, very reasonably priced around $60 here in Sin City.
Tasted 2/18/11 out of a Riedel glass.
The nose is earthy with a strong caramel character that is immediately evident in the initial taste. The body has an outstanding mouthfeel and begins to blend oak and pepper with the upfront sweetness. The finish is smooth, and my only gripe is that the oak never quite finds equal footing with the buttery-caramel flavors that dominate in the mouth. I like my reposados with a bit more oak structure, but this tequila is very enjoyable if you are looking for a slightly sweeter experience. I need to try the anejo! I'm not thrilled with the price, but I love the traditional presentation and wax seal.