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.
Don Julio Reposado NOM 1449 Tasted 2/19/07. The tequila is a pale yellow color and has an intense floral and earthy aroma. Once you get past the intensity of the nose, you can smell moderate notes of caramel and fruit. On the tip of the tongue the tequila is mellow and soft with a light intensity of taste but yet has a medium feel in the mouth. While the tequila has a low bitterness, it is fairly sweet. The flavor has intense earth which is followed by moderate agave, fruit, caramel, and floral. The tequilas finish is a medium duration of flavor followed by a slightly numbing alcohol feeling. Overall, I rated this tequila at the A level.