Herradura Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila

The Data

Category   Tequila

Sub-Category   Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila

Origin   NOM 1119

Retail Price   $39.99

ABV   40%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, deep straw color.

Aromatics

The aromatics are quite amazing and complex featuring sweet agave with generous accents of vanilla bean, nougat, butterscotch, and caramel with hints of mineral and oak.

Flavor

The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a lush and silky fruit-core with loads of butter and caramel with trailing notes of oak and vanilla.

Intensity & Texture

Medium to full-bodied with waves of fruit and sweet barrel notes kept vibrant by a fresh dose of acidity.

Cool Factor

A

As Herradura was my, and countless others, first 100% agave Tequila it will always be enshrined in my cool spirits hall of fame.

Value Grade

B+

At $40 a bottle this sits in the upper tier of the reposado range but considering the quality and the iconic nature of the brand how can you do without it?

Analysis

Herradura was cool before Tequila was cool. For nearly 150 years Herradura has been crafting the real article — 100% agave Tequila. The iconic square bottle was a very welcomed sight, as it is today, to those in the know seeking quality spirits. The world has caught up to real Tequila but Herradura has not changed. Casa Herradura still uses only the most mature blue agave and artisanal methods, such as slow cooking the agave in traditional clay ovens and fermenting naturally with wild yeast. It's simply a classic. Their Reposado is aged in cask, primarily ex-American Whiskey barrels, for a period of 11 months. This repo hits the sweet spot of aged Tequila retaining bright, youthful fruit notes with barrel accents in support.

How to Enjoy

This is a very versatile Tequila being superb in cocktails while needing nothing more than a glass. It's a great sipper served slightly chilled.

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