Aroma: roasted pepper, almond, cognac barrel, Chile de árbol, vanilla and alcohol. Paladar; alcohol, pepper and butterscotch, vanilla and citrus with Chile de árbol flavor. There is a hint of metal, steel, copper flavor. Silk with little legs and almost no pearls on glass. Color is close to reposado.
This has an odd taste at finish like something spoiled and that is not a good thing. Bottle has been open for a while but it doesn't seem to be lacking any alcohol in it's presentation. Blanco and Reposado are still OK.
I have been drinking this since I discovered it in WA State liquor stores back in 07-08 in a gift set with 2 glasses. Lightly aged this has some nice barrel spice and oak added to the blancos character. I smell and taste some of Senior Rick's funk but for me it adds not detracts. This is one of those releases that doesn't follow a formula for flavor. Bottle has been open for some time but there has been a good seal so the tequila is still vibrant and flavorful. Finish is unspectacular as many are but other than that has no faults.
Nice agave aroma. On entry this has nice viscosity and oiliness in the mouth with agave sweetness. Finish fades to some mid tongue and lip buzz with black pepper and some lingering sweetness.
Odd nose. A bit funky. A split between oak and raw agave. Entry is smooth but still off. Finish is short on flavor and any heat is directed to my tongue. For me, as a mixer, yes. As a sipper, probably not.
Sweet agave on the nose and palate. Finish peppery with cooked sweet agave.