Tasted out of redeil glass. On the nose hints of grass, vanila and fig however overpowered a bit by the off gassing of pure alcohol. The palate had cinammon and fig with a decent body however the finish left a tingle on my tongue almost numbing it. overall enjoyability was not great, price high for the product at around 80$cdn. Presentation average to poor for the price.
Tasted in a caballito on April 2, 2008 showing thin lasting legs on the glass.
Cabo Wabo Reposado
Color: light golden hue
Aroma: hard cider
Taste: apple wood smoke taste with a light mouthfeel and tongue numbing bitter burn in the finish
A reposado with a burn of a blanco. Good for cocktails, but not one that I would buy to drink straight. My three favorite reposado at the time of this writing have to be Sol Azul, Casa Noble & Corralejo.
This was one of the first 100% tequilas I tasted about 6 years ago, I thought it was great then. But after having a more experienced palette, I have a different opinion.
Aroma: I detected intense aroma of spice and hints of caramel and wood.
Initial Taste: Cabo repo has an oily mouth feel with initial taste of caramel and wood.
Body: Mellow agave followed by notes of fruit, caramel and spice.
Finish: No alcohol burn and a spicy woody finish of meduim duration.
Not my favorite repo for sipping. Maybe it would go better as a mixer.
A little history: I used to think I hated Tequila. A friend bought me this as a gift as we are Van Halen/Sammy Hagar fans. We sat down to try this with salt and lime. Took the first shot and WOW! It was awesome. No need for the lime or salt. We did a number on that bottle! Since then We've tried the Blanco and the Anejo, but the Reposado is still our favorite. (Except for the Uno- but who can afford to drink that all the time!)
I'm not an expert on tasting notes, but this is fairly consistent from start to finish. Nice nose, good flavor, and smooth finish. I don't agree with others here about the burn. It seems that the more you drink, the smother it gets!
I rated price high as I get it at hitimewine.net for $28 a bottle.
I rated the presentation lower as I liked the blue bottle, and the newer one is just kind of blah. (Sorry Sammy!)
My two friends and I get together once a week. Since April we've emptied 1 Uno, 3 Reposados, an Anejo, a bottle of Scorpion Mezcal, a Bottle of organic Tequila, Half a bottle of Partida Blanco, and a bottle of Ultima Anejo. Is that bad?