Tasted on 01/03/09 at home out of a snifter. This reposado is pretty darn good. It's nice and sweet and I'd say within its price point, it's a pretty darn good value. After tasting this whole line, I'd say this is their best showing.
Aroma: An aroma of cinnamon and spice.
Initial Taste: A nice, sweet entry. A unique initial taste of butter.
Body: A warm body of agave, earth, spice, and vanilla.
Finish: A buttery, sweet, semi heated finish of short duration. With a buttery, vanilla lingering.
Corralejo Reposado NOM 1368 Tasted 4/8/07. The tequila is a very pale yellow color. Beginning with intense earthy and floral aromas, the deeper aromas include moderate spice and a hint of smokey and fruity scents. On the tip of the tongue there is a mellow and soft sensation that is followed by a sweet, low bitter taste. Upon tasting, the tequila has intense floral, earth, fruit, and agave with moderate spicy and smokey flavors. Corralejo Reposado tequila finishes with a medium-to-long duration of flavor and numbing alcohol intensity. Overall, I rate this tequila at the B/B+ level.
As a casual Tequila drinker, not a serious connoisseur I bought Corralejo Reposado on recommendation from the proprietor of a liquor store as his personal favorite Reposado.
Excellent aroma, very strong (in a pleasant way!) agave flavor. When I think of Tequila, this is the flavor I like to imagine. Pleasant mouth feel and body, easy to enjoy but impossible to ignore the alcohol burn - strong but not mean.
Medium-long richly spiced finish, very enjoyable. I dig this Tequila.
I don't dislike the presentation, but also honestly would not have bought it based on looks alone - can't put my finger on why. It's not too gimmicky and not too bland but doesn't speak to me. Very glad the shopkeeper recommended it however!