Don Fulano Imperial (5 yr)

Type: Tequila
Brand: Don Fulano
Nom
1146
183 Ratings See All
$169.99
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Production Details
NOM : 1146 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Los Altos) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Valles) ,
Cooking : Autoclave (low pressure) ,
Extraction : Screw Mill, Roller Mill ,
Water Source : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : 100% agave, Stainless steel tanks, Open-air fermentation, Fermentation without fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : French Oak barrels, Used barrels, Sherry casks, Wine casks, Hungarian Oak barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

13
Agave (cooked)
13
Oak
10
Caramel
8
Earth
7
Cinnamon
5
Pepper (black)
4
Vanilla
3
Citrus
3
Fruity
3
Butterscotch
2
Coffee
2
Flowers

Flavors Detected

15
Oak
13
Agave (cooked)
9
Caramel
7
Vanilla
5
Cinnamon
5
Pepper (black)
4
Toffee
4
Fruity
3
Earth
3
Butter
2
Coffee
2
Honey

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Guru
82 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Aromas of dried figs and apricots, as well as notes of caramel, oak, and cooked agave. The flavor leads in with a balanced mix of baking spices, primarily allspice and cinnamon, with caramel and agave. The finish is a delicious blend of caramel candy, as well as baking spices and Mexican chocolate.

Tequila Savant
261 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Pitted fruit on the taste, sweet but not overly sweet still had to search for the agave.... easy to sip

Tequila Savant
226 ratings
  • 96 Rating

Old metal label. This is one of the best XAs I've ever had. At the 1st "sniff" of this gem I knew it was going to be special. Warm cooked agave right off the bat, then some mocha, cinnamon, cherry, toffee, butterscotch, slight vanilla. Beautiful viscosity. For a 5 year XA this beauty is not oaky at all! This is my 2nd metal label DF Imperial. almost impossible to find nowadays. I had to leave some behind a few times due to level issues but wouldn't hesitate otherwise. Perfection in a gorgeous bottle, unlike other cute bottles with piss inside! GEM!

Tequila Phenom
324 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Another excellent XA from NOM 1146, great balance of agave and barrel aging

Tequila Ninja
128 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Aroma : Fruits and earth predominate. There is the lightest touch of cinnamon and agave. Taste : Light fruits with caramel and vanilla make up the sweet side of this tequila. The less prominent, spicier notes can be attributed to light oak and black pepper. The texture is very well rounded. Finish : Medium in length with a little more spice than the initial taste. The higher price makes this lose some points in value considering there are other, even better extra añejos that cost less.

Tequila Savant
214 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Can’t believe I haven’t tried this yet. I will definitely add this to my collection.

Tequila Savant
241 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Oak, caramel, cinnamon, and bell pepper. Excellent.

Tequila Wizard
837 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Rich floral dried fruit full nose. Big butterscotch and vanilla blast. Rounded balanced vibrant entry. I’m pleasantly surprised so far. I’m liking this! This is Don Fulano at its best.

Tequila Honey Badger
1234 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Prior rating was deleted from the database due to an error a while ago. Tasted blind with other XA. Solid and flavorful this had been a favorite. I prefer the older, larger blue ceramic bottles to the new ones.

Tequila Savant
271 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Aroma: Much like the Anejo it has strong hints of oak but then also has notes of vanilla, caramel, and cherry. Strangely, it also has an earthy quality that I would normally associate with a blanco. Flavor: It definitely has a strong oak flavor with hints of cinnamon and cherry. Finish: nice long smooth finish. It also leaves your mouth feeling a little dry which I think is a unique characteristic.

Tequila Badass
409 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Aroma of caramel, dirt and citrus. Incredibly smooth, slightly sweet flavors of caramel, vanilla and cinnamon. Fairly tannic and mouth-drying but not overly so. Great finish that lingers for a good, long time.

Tequila Phenom
320 ratings
  • 92 Rating

toffee, cocoa, coffee grounds

Tequila Honey Badger
1000 ratings
  • 91 Rating

This tequila has bright peat, cinnamon and earthy aromas, and a delightful almost fruity flavor. The finish seems to bring a few surprises as it delivers waves of delicious complexity. This is a real treat.

Tequila Boss
527 ratings
  • 90 Rating

This tequila's aromas of earth and agave don't hint at the delicious, slightly sweet carmel, anise taste that hits your palate upon the first sip. A treat for sure, but a bit pricey.

Tequila Ninja
160 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Tasting the Don Fulano imperial blind, I had no idea as to how much I would dig this juice! For a tequila that has been aged for 5 years (in I believe, heavy charred casks) there is a ton of agave in the nose and in the taste! Notes of cooked agave, dry earth, orange peel, cinnamon, white pepper, dark caramel, toffee, coffee, leather and honey this tequila has a lot of heavy oak nots, but not overly sweet. I'm totally diggin' it!

Tequila Connoisseur
65 ratings
  • 74 Rating

I get some cherry, chocolate, maybe some raisin… very sweet. Not bad but not for me.

Tequila Connoisseur
67 ratings
  • 87 Rating

1146 is an absolute unit. this is yet another slapper. Fonseca could literally slap me in the face with a tasting glass in his hand and I would thank him. super warm sherry oak, present but not overwheling sweetness, a hint of nuttiness, and a well maintained agave character. 87 is mostly due to the price, which was around a buck fiddy. there are still anejos/ XA's that I prefer over this that are cheaper, but it still slaps like a mf.

Tequila Ninja
167 ratings
  • 68 Rating

Smells like butterscotch candy my grandpa always had in his pocket I am just not a fan of the taste. Vanilla. Too heavy. Really oak heavy

Tequila Phenom
333 ratings
  • 87 Rating

I have been looking for this one for a long time. Thanks to death by tequila (gracias Nastasia) I got a quick taste. While this one loses some points for value, everything else is great. Aroma is what you would expect with vanilla, butterscotch and some agave. Taste is the best part, with agave in some mild sweetness. I’m very happy it’s not overly sweet. The finish is wonderful!

Tequila Aficionado
59 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Aroma- caramel, oak, slight cooked agave Taste- caramel, cooked agave, all spice all perfectly blended Finish- all spice, light anise, cooked agave, smooth

Tequila Connoisseur
60 ratings
  • 90 Rating

The one takes time to open up. Nice French oak notes bananas, Agave is still present.

Tequila Guru
93 ratings
  • 87 Rating

A lot of oak and vanilla on this product - really a great flavor but losing a little of the agave flavor

Tequila Warrior
44 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Probably the best Tequila I’ve tried. Little to no burn, great aroma, tastes sweet. Overall very impressed.

Tequila Aficionado
52 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Like honey. Great stuff. Much more like a desert wine than the El Tesoro Extra Anejo. Toffee, vanilla, dried fruit. Balanced, slightly sweet with plenty of flavor and little to no burn. Not the most complex but it beats the Don Abraham EA and I really enjoy that one. Gets a point taken off for the price which is a little high at $150.

Tequila Ninja
143 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Similar profile as the Anejo but amplified and with other barrel influences. Very complex & enjoyable sipper. Love the French Oak notes. DF is so underrated!

Other news & reviews

Additional news and perspectives about

TasteTequila.com
Mar 30, 2017

Don Fulano Imperial – “Aged to Perfection”

Earth, cinnamon, caramel, citrus, coffee, and cooked agave aromas—these are just some of the rich aromas and flavors found in Don Fulano Imperial, an excellent example of an extra añejo tequila done right.

TasteTequila
Jun 21, 2012

Tequila Review: Don Fulano Imperial 5-year Añejo

Grover and Scarlet of TasteTequila.com review Don Fulano's Imperial 5-year Añejo.