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.
Don Julio Tequila Reposado, NOM 1449. Pale amber color, nice long legs with a wonderful sweet agave & vanilla nose. The initial taste is earthy with a nice oakiness developing into a complex, floral aftertaste. This medium bodied spirit has a myriad of flavors such as caramel, chocolate, oak, orange, & vanilla which finishes by dancing across the tongue & exiting with the same agave sweetness it started with. The smoothness of this exceptional tequila continues throughout the entire tasting experience with absolutely no taste of alcohol. Needless to say I was very impressed with this reposado & it will always have a place on my shelf. A/A+. Top shelf.
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.