Familia Camarena Tequila Reposado

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Familia Camarena Tequila Reposado

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2011 TEQUILA.net Awards - "Best of the Best" Best Highland Reposado Tequila
2011 TEQUILA.net Awards - Best of the Best

Familia Camarena Tequila Reposado

Familia Camarena Tequila Reposado is 100% Blue Agave sourced from the Los Altos Highlands region of Jalisco, and distilled at Casa Camarena. This Reposado is aged for 2 months in both new and used American oak.

Fine Tequila doesn't happen by chance. For the Camarena Family, Tequila is a legend more than a century in the making.

In 1860, the Camarenas began cultivating fine altos Blue Agave for Tequila, soon becoming one of Mexico's top producers. Today, the family grows more than 3 million Agave plants, some at an altitude of 7,700 feet in the world's highest Agave fields. The fortuitous combination of elevation, a temperate growing cycle and indigenous red earth in Jalisco's highland region translates to delicate flavor and character in each bottle of Familia Camarena Tequila.

By 1938, Don Agustin Camarena founded the family's first Tequila distillery, Casa Tequilera Casco Viejo (soon to be renamed Casa Camarena), in the town of Arandas. Decades later, Don Agustin's daughter-in-law, Doña Elena Herrera Orendain - the great, great granddaughter of the legendary Don Jose Cuervo - became Managing Director of Casa Tequilera Casco Viejo in 1970. Today, Doña Elena is the Camarena Family matriarch and Casa Tequilera Casco Viejo is among the world's top four Tequila distilleries by volume.


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Tasted 01/23/15 from a Riedel Tequila Glass.
Pale straw color.
Aroma: Medium-light fragrance of agave, oak, pear and apple.
Initial Taste: Peppery agave, oak, spices, and light sweetness from the fruit flavor.
Body: Light body with small tears on glass; and a light mouth-feel dominated by the agave vegetal character.
Finish: Relative short heated finish of agave and mild fruit notes, with a mild peppery kick ending with a lingering agave vegetal after-taste.

The pale straw color results from the relative short aging of 60 days in American oak. The aroma and initial taste have a little sweetness from the fruit notes but are soon over-powered by the peppery agave. The finish ends with a lingering agave vegetal after-taste, which I didn’t find very appealing. This is a value tequila for sure since you can easily find it for under $20, but for my taste I would only only use it for mixing.
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I bought this to soak strawberries in, but had to pour a pair of neat shots off the top to make room, and to enjoy the tequila alone.

Not a bad price, and not a bad mouth feel, but it had a little too much volatility to really savor. I wanted to like it more than I did like it.

Great looking bottle, and the color is very inviting. I liked it better on the tip of my tongue than in my throat.

After the requisite 6 weeks of soaking strawberries, I got pretty liberal with drinking this and must say I was *happy* a few shots in. No regrets there and I felt great the following day.. so yay!
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A pretty good value brand that can be easily found. All good things. Let's see if the tequila is tops for the under $20 category.

Aroma: Very sweet. Not as much agave as I'd like. It's almost syrupy in the fruity sweet scent.
Initial Taste: Vanilla, Light agave and fruit (pears/berries)
Body: Medium-light body that is a little oily so it coats the mouth OK. Still a very sweet tequila with just a slight bitterness.
Finish: Reasonable finish. Not a spicy kick, but no burn either. Fairly easy to drink.

This is a pretty good tequila for under $20. It's a decent value sipper, but the strong flavor tends to overpower citrus mixed drinks. For something more fruity or sweet it is fine, but it's has a strange aftertaste in a margarita. You're better off buying the blanco for that as it mixes pretty well. Overall, still a pretty good buy for the money.
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Not mass produced for no reason! High quality for a great price.
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I thoroughly enjoy this line of tequila. I've been sipping this ever since I haven't been able to find anything El Tesoro. Both very worthy for the price point with nothing disappointing in aroma or on the palette.
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