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Jalisco (Los Valles)
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Brian Seifried
Tequila Freak
24 ratings


Chad Ray
Tequila Lover
14 ratings

Tequila Enthusiast
9 ratings

Bryce Taylor
Tequila Ninja
99 ratings

The nose jumps out of the glass! I smell bright citrus, agave, vanilla, caramel and slight spearmint. I first taste a sweet oily cooked agave and then orange citrus followed by some black pepper and alcohol (91.4 proof / 45.7%) There is a medium finish of cooked agave, orange citrus, white pepper and some slight oak. I paid $92 before tax in San Antonio, TX. This Reposado is a blend of tequila aged for 6 months in American used oak barrels and tequila aged for 11 months in new French barrels. It’s a mature and complex Reposado. It’s worth the sub $100 price. !Salud!

Lou Agave (Long Island Lou Tequila)
Tequila Ninja
99 ratings

The 6 month reposado is simply one of the best reposados on the market period. I love it!!

Lou Agave (Long Island Lou Tequila)
Tequila Ninja
99 ratings

BOLD- Slightly different with each lot, but you always know it's Fortaleza. Sometimes it has some parmesan cheese, olive brine, earth, anise, cooked agave, buttery, a nice pepper. It's simply oily and delicious.

Eric Feagler
Tequila Ninja
118 ratings

Mark Cherney
Tequila Warrior
45 ratings

the nose is Rich with baking spices and is floral. also find some vanilla and light oakiness to it. the taste started with a creamy mouthfeel and a rich taste of cooked agave followed by slight fruitiness with pear and cherries detected and then a hint of vanilla and chocolate/butterscotch. the heat carries it through on the finish with a slight honey sweetness. this is a very enjoyable Reposado!

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