I was going somewhere through JFK a few years back and I got those 2 bottles on special in Duty Free for $80. That was a pretty damn good Tequila I have to say. I think $40 is the right price and I'd buy it whenever I want a good drink but I don't think you can buy it for 40 buckeros just anywhere.
Tequila Don Julio Reposado sampled in a snifer on 6/4/09. A pale golden color. First nose was very unique. A mild kind of sweet oats smell which was very inviting and unusual. First taste was very much in line with the nose and almost a duplicate which is kind of rare to me. Musky and heavy with chocolate and vanilla elements. A nice warm medium body of balanced agave and alcohol tingle. This tequila has a very nice complimenting nose and taste that invites you to take that next sip. An excellent body and smoothness that leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste on the tongue. A medium duration finish with cinnamon toast and oak. Overall a very pleasant tasting which was satisfying but still more middle of the road than top of the line. It's steady and consistant which is not a bad thing but lends itself to being a bit uniform. The finish was the winner here smoothness a close second.
tasted 07/06/08 out of a old fashioned double ball glass. being a true blanco lover, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this repo. It wasn't too woody, as I get an ill feeling when there is too much wood.
Aroma: A nice agave nose with hints of cinnamon and earth.
Initial taste: This is where I usually cringe if it's too woody. Inital taste was sweet with no bitterness.
Body: Thin mouth feel with a very pleasant agave complimented softly by wood and cinnamon.
Finish: Of medium duration with no alcohol burn.