Purchased for USD187.50 in November 2021. Rating the value a 7 due to the price I paid, it would be 1 to 2 points lower had I paid retail (USD250). Nose: Sweet, sugary caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, and other oak characteristics. The blend of American and French oak works very nicely. Palate: Creamy, rich agave, enveloped by the oak nuances. Finish: Slight alcohol burn that is faintly peppery. Some oak characteristics linger. Presentation: Beautiful decanter that also comes with a crystal/glass topper (which I'll never use). The box design is great. This is one of the few tequilas with a "pretty bottle" that is actually very good.
Rey Sol's flavor profile has remained consistant throughout the years. This 2016 bottle is no exception. So much goodness here. Upfront agave, dark chocolate, raspberry, berries, honey, mocha, molasses, marshmallow, nutmeg, butterscotch, leather, hint of vanilla. Worth every penny.
Lighter than I thought for an XA aged this long. Great nose, mid palate and finishes nicely. Little nuances of sweet agave. Awesome bottle with good juice
One of the cool things about La Cata is that they make things available to tequila geeks like you and me. Their first exclusive offering is the special edition “La Cata” single barrel extra añejo from Rey Sol.
The Tequila Whisperer's 100th anniversary show reviews some very high quality tequilas.