Very balanced aroma of butter and grass. Not overly sweet.
First taste gives a bit of alcohol, but is offset by a nice medium body. Slightly spicy, but definitely acceptable for a nicely rested reposado.
Finish is surprisingly short and brings with it a hint of the oak.
Overall a very nice reposado especially for the price. And the distinctive bottle is an eye-catcher.
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!
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 Tequila Reposado, NOM 1368. This medium yellowish/amber colored spirit was enjoyed in a small Cognac snifter where an earthy agave & slight smoky oak nose presented itself. The taste of spice & oak became more apparent as I proceeded. This all resulted in a medium body tequila which was as smooth as other tequilas in the same price range but displayed some alcohol overtones. I think the moderately long finish was one of Corralejo's most memorable attributes. It rolled across the tongue & lingered a bit before exiting with a nice open sensation. This was a good reposado but not one of my favorites. Distinctively tall bottle with an attractive label. A solid B.