Bottle of Don Julio Blanco

Don Julio Blanco

Type: Tequila
Nom
1449
955 Ratings See All
$44.99
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Distributed by Old Town Tequila
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Production Details
NOM : 1449 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Los Altos) ,
Region : Jalisco (Ciénega) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extraction : Roller Mill ,
Water Source : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : 100% agave, Stainless steel tanks ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Stainless Pot w/Copper Coil ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : -

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

64
Agave (cooked)
33
Pepper (black)
32
Citrus
32
Alcohol
17
Vanilla
13
Vegetal
12
Earth
11
Yeast/Dough
10
Agave (raw)
6
White Pepper
6
Grass
5
Butter

Flavors Detected

55
Agave (cooked)
37
Pepper (black)
35
Alcohol
26
Citrus
20
Vanilla
13
Earth
12
Vegetal
9
White Pepper
9
Yeast/Dough
8
Butter
6
Agave (raw)
6
Minerals

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Guru
96 ratings
  • 78 Rating

Aroma : Alcohol, agave, earth, and some medical aromas predominate. Taste : Cooked agave and alcohol are the top 2 flavors, but there is also some degree of citrus, vegetal, and earth. A little more one dimensional than I would like. Finish : Very light with some citrus and alcohol. I can find this for around $45 a bottle, and while this certainly a good tequila, it's a tad overpriced for what you get, and there are far better tequilas to be had at this price.

Tequila Badass
387 ratings
  • 78 Rating

It’s a lot sweeter than I remember, the aftertaste is a little hollow but entirely drinkable.

Tequila Aficionado
59 ratings
  • 78 Rating

Flavor is agave forward Finish slightly thin but maintains flavor

Tequila Wizard
657 ratings
  • 78 Rating

This used to be like comfort food when I really didn’t want to think too much about what I was drinking. But in recent years, this blanco has taken on some suspect aromas and flavors: cotton candy and a bitter finish.

Tequila Savant
220 ratings
  • 76 Rating

Baked Agave, graham crackers

Tequila Savant
212 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Unique and enjoyable flavor, mixes well.

Tequila Ninja
193 ratings
  • 65 Rating

nose is strong on the raw agave and plastic. a little spicy. the plastic gets stronger in the tongue with a decent finish of citrus and pepper.

Tequila Honey Badger
1039 ratings
  • 74 Rating

Quite a bit of yeast on the nose. This is an older mini sample bottle from not too long after Diageo took over distribution of DJ. The yeast continues in the mouth, it is almost like drinking bread and I say this while mostly sober.

Tequila Phenom
328 ratings
  • 67 Rating

The aroma is sharp and harsh with notes of bread/yeast and medicinal alcohol. There is some agave aroma here but it is overwhelmed by the other notes. The flavor opens with a bitter almond taste with a bit of butter and sweetness. Both these flavors remain as a strong, peppery spice follows. The finish is medium length and leaves a bitter aftertaste. 8/6/2015

Tequila Savant
218 ratings
  • 75 Rating

An earthy aroma of agave and citrus. Mild sweet agave flavor with black pepper and citrus. The finish is short with a crisp bite.

Tequila Wizard
831 ratings
  • 70 Rating

Green agave aroma very present, not much to my liking. There's a sweetness to it as well, which is also present when tasted. The flavor is quite flat and simple. The finish is quite rough.

Tequila Ninja
189 ratings
  • 63 Rating

Gave it another try and it was ok. But thin...

Tequila Savant
227 ratings
  • 74 Rating

former bottle was better

Tequila Savant
262 ratings
  • 72 Rating

Light nose. Slightly oily. Clean and smooth with some pepper. Not too complex. No big agave. Easy lingering finish. Better than Patrón. Still prefer smaller-market tequilas, but decent sipping if you're stuck at Chili's.

Tequila Ninja
77 ratings
  • 80 Rating

Soft and slightly complex, but not overbearing with lots of sweet, floral and citrus tones. This was for the Mexican market so it was 38% (rather than 40%), and I believe it was one of the last batches to get out before they changed the fermentation process as I find a lot more yeasty notes in the newer DJ blancos while there was only a touch of this on the nose.

Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings
  • 69 Rating

Headache every time.

Tequila Fanatic
17 ratings
  • 85 Rating

People throw around the phrase cooked agave but this one is the epitomize of the description! Vegetal and pure tasting. But doesn't taste like family to the anejo.

Tequila Lover
14 ratings
  • 75 Rating

So kind of a tough review. This one loses some points for its lack of value. It’s just way overpriced for what it is. Much more vegetal on the nose and palate then anything else I’ve had. Most prominent flavor for me is cooked agave. Maybe a hint of pineapple in the aroma. On the plus side it is smooth as hell. Great mouthfeel and above average finish. This is a good but not great tequila. I just think the price point for it is way out of whack. However, the unique taste does start to grow on you and it is definitely an easy drinker.

Tequila Fanatic
17 ratings
  • 89 Rating

This is wonderful chilled or over ice as a stand-alone drink, with a sweetness that I cannot properly identify. Time for a tasting course so I can use the right words for what I am experiencing. Update: this was part of an absolutely sublime Cadillac Margarita.

Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings
  • 81 Rating

Very smooth.

Tequila Guru
82 ratings
  • 74 Rating

This is a good tequila that costs way too much. I liked the aroma and finish. I liked the mouthfeel. But there are better blancos for this price.

Tequila Freak
25 ratings
  • 100 Rating

Excelente tequila blanco. Intensidad y sabor que se disfrutan con un final largo en boca.

Tequila Connoisseur
63 ratings
  • 74 Rating

Aroma - citrus, orange, yeast, not much of anything Flavor - agave, alcohol, pepper, something seems a little off Finish - bitter, dry, ehh Overall, I think it is a good mixer but leaves a lot to be desired as a sipper. For the price, you can find better. It’s not terrible by any means though.

Tequila Aficionado
53 ratings
  • 66 Rating

Tastes like overly ripened boiled pineapple with an earthy mineral note. Smooth, not a good flavor to have in a margarita. Will not recommend, drink or buy again.

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
  • 71 Rating

Second tequila to rate so not many Blancos to compare to other than ones I used for shots (patron and 1800) when I didn’t care to understand tequila. The initial inhale has a pleasant lite citrus scent. I saw that pepper was an identifier and that has to explain the heat for the aroma present in this drink and is definitely noted on the the exhale Smooth after it’s gone down.. Much talk about the Don especially living in south Texas with the population 99%, however this blanco for what it’s worth is not as impressive as I was lead to believe.. killer for the margaritas.. I can’t wait to try the rest of what the Don has to offer. Again my first balance to review take it with a gain of salt from a newbie

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