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.
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.