Bottle of Don Julio 1942

Don Julio 1942

Type: Tequila
Brand: Don Julio
Nom
1449
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$215.00
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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 : Bourbon barrels, Used barrels, American White Oak barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : -

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Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

166
Vanilla
117
Caramel
83
Agave (cooked)
66
Oak
36
Butterscotch
31
Butter
22
Chocolate
18
Cinnamon
17
Toffee
16
Pepper (black)
13
Smoke
12
Flowers

Flavors Detected

151
Vanilla
120
Caramel
90
Agave (cooked)
64
Oak
42
Butterscotch
34
Pepper (black)
29
Cinnamon
28
Butter
25
Toffee
21
Chocolate
16
Honey
14
Whiskey

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Guru
99 ratings
  • 78 Rating

On the nose, caramel and vanilla, a bit of like a sweet toffee. Some agave present but definitely not the star of the show. On the palate, more agave than the nose. Definitely sweet but not what I was expecting given the forum talks on this one. Some caramel and a bit of butterscotch. Not really a ton going on here but it is “smooth”, sweet and I can absolutely see the appeal. It’s too sweet for me and overpriced, but not bad overall.

Tequila Savant
252 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Cooked agave and caramel and oak up front on the nose slight minerality… cooked agave, caramel, vanilla and oak on the mouth.

Tequila Ninja
125 ratings
  • 82 Rating

The tequila that turned me on to good sipping tequila. The nose is mellow with tons of vanilla and caramel. Taste is smooth with lots of baking spice, more vanilla and caramel. Still a good hint of pepper to let you know you’re drinking tequila.

Tequila Phenom
319 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Hyped Anejo, great package, smooth flavor profile, excellently balanced. A little pricey but when production can’t keep up with demand that’s what we get.

Tequila Ninja
106 ratings
  • 85 Rating

It’s a gateway tequila to the higher end of the spectrum, so to speak. Easy to find at most decent enough bars and on store shelves. It tastes really good, lots of oak, lots of vanilla and caramel, it’s a bit on the sweeter side but not as much as other higher end Añejo and XA’s. Perfect dessert tequila. It’s one of the tequilas that makes the average drinker say “I didn’t know tequila could taste like this”. Used to be a frequent “splurge” buy in my early 20’s when it was still about $100. Now that I’ve discovered better tequilas and that I KNOW I lean towards blancos more than anything, I don’t drink it nearly as much. Tough to justify spending $120-$150 on 1942 when Cascahuin, G4 and Terralta all have XA offerings for $100 or less. Still, a very fine tequila that’ll always very be special to me. It’s an awesome gift, whether you’re receiving a 1942 or gifting it. Goes great neat, no ice needed for this one. Salud!

Tequila Badass
460 ratings
  • 87 Rating

$30/neat at SR. Tequila. Nose: butterscotch and cinnamon with grass and wood. Palate is full and creamy with mint, white pepper, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Finish is mid to long with a taste of chocolate and cinnamon.

Tequila Ninja
128 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Aroma : Butterscotch, oak, vanilla, caramel. Also some dark chocolate and almond. Taste : Medium/full bodied with some oils. Small amounts of agave, but lots of distinctive vanilla and caramel. Oak, cinnamon, toffee, and trace amounts of black pepper and orange flavor. Finish : Long with lasting notes of more vanilla and caramel, as well as oak, toffee and cinnamon. Light cooked agave here as well, but not much. This is an interesting one because it's definitely a sweet tequila with TONS of vanilla and caramel, but it doesn't seem "sickly" sweet. And although this is good, it doesn't have the best value at $120 USD for a bottle.

Tequila Ninja
134 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Yummy

Tequila Ninja
162 ratings
  • 85 Rating

A bit sweet for me. Very well balanced between agave and oak, but personally I’d like a bit more agave and a bit less sweet !! Sure to be a crowd pleaser, and would most likely convert a whiskey drinker to the beauty of agave.

Tequila Ninja
161 ratings
  • 78 Rating

The nose is very sweet. Just too sweet for my personal taste. Frosting and burned sugar and cream. Taste was the same, like Bananas Foster (bananas and heated brown sugar and butter). I just don’t enjoy a tequila where i have to hunt and peck for traditional flavors. In a 2.5 year anjeo, i want to taste the agave first, then the flavors from the barrel. And this just didn’t happen here for me. I tasted the barrel and not the agave. Im probably in the minority, but I didn’t find this exceptional. It was $32 for a 1.5 ounce pour and it was sitting next to G4 Blanco which was $23. Really glad i tried it, but I would have enjoyed Felipe’s instead.

Tequila Badass
446 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Good stuff but doesn’t blow my skirt up, a tad too sweet with that vanilla bomb finish. This is a great gateway drug, turns people into true believers

Tequila Wizard
834 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Nose: Loads of creamy vanilla. Fruit, barrel spice and cream soda. Oily in the mouth. Balanced fruit, spices and pepper. A bit of maple towards the end. First rate tequila. Finish teases you to drink more...

Tequila Ninja
199 ratings
  • 91 Rating

sweet oak barrel front followed by deep caramel smooth sweetnees, light smoke and pepper finish. love the finish....almost minty and refreshing with enough oak sweetness to remind you of its fine aging roots.

Tequila Ninja
128 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Loads of vanilla and caramel. An enjoyable anejo

Tequila Savant
283 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Aromas of butterscotch, pineapple, caramel and agave. Flavors are smooth and enticing. Warm chocolate and agave. Finish is oak, agave, dark chocolate, cinnamon bark and hint of tropical fruit.

Tequila Ninja
112 ratings
  • 89 Rating

The aroma is very nice, with vanilla and black tea notes . 1942 is so easy on the palate, it's a perfect dessert tequila. Finishes with a strong toffee flavor.

Tequila Savant
256 ratings
  • 74 Rating

Is this Tequila? The nose is awesome. I enjoy smelling this tequila as much as I like tasting it. The nose is full of caramel, vanilla and cooked agave with a hint of oak. The taste is sweet cooked agave, dry candy and caramel. The finish is as smooth as it gets! Salud! Edited - 08/2021 Oh how my tastes have changed in 5 years. I’ll thank the DJ1942 for peaking my interest into sipping tequila but we’ve grown apart.

Tequila Honey Badger
1222 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Must be in the mood for a vanilla bomb tonight so rated a few points higher. 26/06/2018. May just be my palate this evening, but this is a too sweet vanilla bomb to the point of being one note. Good but not great. A newer bottling from the last year or so.

Tequila Ninja
196 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Caramel vanilla smooth finish

Tequila Badass
410 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Immediate blast of vanilla and caramel - sweet, sweet, sweet. Vanilla flavor mixes nicely with agave and spice. Soft, spice lingers on the finish. Overall, very nice but a little too much sweetness for my taste.

Tequila Phenom
315 ratings
  • 85 Rating

orange zest, ash, clay, maple

Tequila Wizard
995 ratings
  • 91 Rating

This was rated using the blind rating feature of the Tequila Matchmaker.

Tequila Boss
526 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Beautiful vanilla nose and herbal notes once it opens up. A nice oily mouthfeel and warm finish.

Tequila Savant
271 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Aroma: Strong vanilla note. It's almost the only thing that I pick up on. There are some hints of caramel and almond Flavor: I always worry that with an XA the flavor will be overpowered by the aging in the barrel. But, it holds up here and maintains the strong vanilla note. Finish: Nice long smooth finish.

Tequila Fanatic
17 ratings
  • 84 Rating

fainter aroma. charred wood. butterscotch, honey- agave, balanced sweetness. not 'hot' tasted 'diluted' after having class Azul rep. lingering finish.

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