Gran Dovejo Tequila Reposado

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Gran Dovejo 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

Tequila Gran Dovejo Reposado

Tequila Gran Dovejo Reposado is 100% Blue Agave, and rests in American white oak barrels for 6 to 9 months, until the aroma and body is approved by Master Distiller Leopoldo Solis Tinoco.

Tequila Gran Dovejo is a small-batch, traditionally crafted, premium tequila. Made from 100% of the finest, single-estate blue agave, our plants are exclusively grown in the beautiful highlands of Jalisco, Mexico by the Vivanco family who has been producing some of the finest agave in the region for over five generations. The agave plants are harvested at the peak of maturity, stripped of their "pencas", and the "piñas" are then slowly roasted in traditional clay ovens for up to 36 hours. Once roasted, the "piñas" are shredded in a mill after which the sweet agave juices are extracted. Once the juices are isolated, they are fermented with the use of champagne yeast while the harmonious sounds of music play in the background as this is found to optimize the sugar conversion. Our tequila is then double distilled in Alembic copper pot stills. Expressing his craftsmanship and worthy of carrying his name, Mr. Leopoldo Solis Tinoco introduces his exquisite creation: Tequila Gran Dovejo. Masterfully done.

Master Distiller: Leopoldo Solís Tinoco
Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco mexico and considered one of the top tequila connoisseurs and blend designers in the world, Leopoldo Solis Tinoco is the master behind Gran Dovejo’s premium taste and quality. A chemical engineer,  Mr. Solis has been a key advisor to many high quality tequila brands for the past 26 years. Currently, Solis is the General Director at Profesionales en Equipo y Filtracion (PEFIL); a company dedicated since 1984 to the creation of equipment and administering of education for the fermentation and distillation of fine spirits. The accolades are endless and his experience is unmatched. Together, with renowned master distiller Gabriel Espindola Martinez, his love and passion now converge on his exceptional creation; encompassing his style, radiating his experience and unearthing the soul of Jalisco. Tequila Gran Dovejo.

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Gran Dovejo Reposado * Tasted June 2011 * Riedel Tequila Glass

Appearance: medium straw - slow tears
Aroma: sweet agave, vegetal with cinnamon
Initial Taste: sweet agave and orange
Spirit Body: buttery agave and caramel
Finish / Aftertaste: spiced orange finish, cherry / mint aftertaste

Excellent sipping tequila with top notch presentation!
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Honestly, I've been anxiously waiting to try this brand for a long time. I don't know why it's taken me so long to pull the trigger, but I finally got the bottle today and I'm hoping that the anticipation hasn't gotten my hopes up to high. There's only one way to find out...

Aroma: A sweet highland agave, caramel, baking spices (cinnamon) and hints of floral and fruit notes.
Initial Taste: Sweet agave and vanilla entry. Fairly basic given the complex nose.
Body: Thinner body, but TONS of character and complexity. Lots of cinnamon, some fruit and oak. Nice sweet agave flavor as well.
Finish: A very nice medium-long length finish. The agave kick is there and the cinnamon, caramel and oak notes linger nicely.

This is a really splendid tequila. It's a true sipper with lots of character. Every taste is a bit different and the spice notes both from the agave and the barrel are there. That's why I love reposados...and that's why I love this tequila. The price is high, but the craftsmanship merits a premium price. If you're looking for a spicy and complex tequila, this one should be right up your alley.
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Like the blanco, this is a very balanced tequila. This repo has a lot of complexity in the nose, adding cinnamon to the agave, and a slight bit of fruit.

The taste exceeds the nose in many ways. It has a butterscotch taste on the tongue, but also a more pronounced bit of fruit (orange, mango, payaya), with a very smooth finish.

The finish gets the cinnamon going again, but it is all very smooth and balanced.

A very attractive bottle and presentation. As with the blanco, this would be a good introduction into tasting premium tequilas.
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