Bottle of Don Julio Añejo 70th Anniv.

Don Julio Añejo 70th Anniv.

Type: Tequila
Brand: Don Julio
Nom
1449
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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 : 3x distilled ,
Still : Stainless Pot w/Copper Coil ,
Aging : Bourbon barrels, Used barrels, American White Oak barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : Color Filtration

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

79
Vanilla
50
Agave (cooked)
36
Caramel
25
Oak
21
Alcohol
18
Pepper (black)
15
Citrus
12
Butter
10
Honey
9
Butterscotch
9
Agave (raw)
8
Fruity

Flavors Detected

91
Vanilla
48
Agave (cooked)
35
Caramel
29
Oak
28
Pepper (black)
22
Alcohol
17
Citrus
13
Butter
11
Butterscotch
9
Flowers
9
Chocolate
8
Fruity

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Boss
506 ratings
  • 67 Rating

nose: cotton candy and vanilla palate: sweet like artificial sweetener/aspartame with bitterness. absolutely no agave detectable.

Tequila Badass
416 ratings
  • 70 Rating

Definitely can tell that it has additives. Smells like cake and taste like icing. Not bad if your into that, but I like to taste the agaves purity

Tequila Boss
531 ratings
  • 66 Rating

Horrible as a Cristalino gimmick. Fake pine, vanilla, chocolate, fruit etc. An overly sugary finish... absolutely horrendous

Tequila Ninja
178 ratings
  • 55 Rating

Agave is pretty much lost in this tequila. Really sweet and fake vanilla flavor. That said, this is a good option for people who don’t consider themselves tequila drinks. It’s approachable.

Tequila Badass
437 ratings
  • 74 Rating

Not a fan of Cristalino’s, it has its place in our Tequila market. If I had to like one, this would be it. It’s definitely different, smooth but I feel they strip the true flavors of an Anejo besides the color. I’ll stick with DJ Anejo or 1942

Tequila Boss
505 ratings
  • 75 Rating

Still the best Cristalino I’ve run across, I like that it still maintains some of the agave profile in the nose. Scary smooth, this is the kind of bottle that gets drained without even noticing. Really sweet milk chocolate ending.

Tequila Badass
478 ratings
  • 65 Rating

Vanilla, caramel, but lacks in agave

Tequila Ninja
132 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Most purists don’t like cristalinos and while I do prefer a more traditional tequila, I’ve got a soft spot for cristalinos. This one is the best I’ve had, it’s got good flavor, you get vanilla and a bit of subtle sweetness. Unfortunately, most of the agave flavor has been filtered out of this one. Is it still tasty? Yes, very much so. Just some of the flavors I enjoy are gone with this one(and most cristalinos).

Tequila Wizard
977 ratings
  • 70 Rating

Nose: Citrus, pineapple and agave. Some cinnamon and licorice. Flavors: Vanilla, toasted hazelnuts, leather notes followed up with mellow black pepper. Borderline too sweet for me. I’m not generally a fan of cristalinos, but this might be the best of the genre.

Tequila Savant
241 ratings
  • 75 Rating

Light, unremarkable aroma. Much stronger flavor and finish; oak, vanilla, caramel. Medium body with a smooth lingering finish.

Tequila Enthusiast
9 ratings
  • 51 Rating

Too much vanilla on the finish but not enough on the nose, not a big fan of the Clear añejos, no wood flavor on an añejo? The finish reminds me of Splenda aftertaste

Tequila Badass
437 ratings
  • 63 Rating

Aroma is medicinal with hint of coconut.

Tequila Honey Badger
1042 ratings
  • 50 Rating

Tastes very manipulated, odd, does not taste like you would expect a tequila to taste. I suppose that if you don't like the taste of tequila, that may be a good thing, but I'm not one of those people.

Tequila Freak
25 ratings
  • 79 Rating

Definitely the best

Tequila Connoisseur
69 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Tried this at a friend’s house for free, which is good since I wouldn’t have bought it for myself at $70. Muted, but nice aroma from the glass. Relatively easy taste with the basic agave and pepper on the palate, and a short finish. Very little oak/aging flavor from the barrel. Definitely a gimmick as a claro, but I had no problems with the pour as it was a nice taste that was sweeter than a blanco, but not really an anejo either.

Tequila Guru
80 ratings
  • 68 Rating

LOT: 0055ZS001 Blind tasting with: 30-30 cristalino & Maestro Dobel Diamante. View: Totally transparent, tears a little poor. Freshly served; Aroma: artificial vanilla, chemical, alcohol, aspartame or some artificial sweetener. Flavor: artificially sweetened and then a slight vanilla and very mild astringent aftertaste that lasts only a few seconds. I let it oxygenate for 10 minutes. Aroma: The same aromas from the beginning but now with some black pepper. Very artificial but at least well balanced. Flavor: Vanilla and artificial sweetener like aspartame, a little like grenadine. Artificial vanilla and a citrus and astringent aftertaste.

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 84 Rating

The vanilla and white sugar additives are definitely evident, more so in a side by side with a pure tequila such as the El Tequilena Cristolino, but this was our go to before we discovered additive free and we still find it a good drink.

Tequila Lover
11 ratings
  • 52 Rating

Way too hot. Felt like my nose hairs were singed so in consequence it was tough to distinguish different aromas. Light vanilla was detected, but the most distinct taste by far was alcohol.

Tequila Maniac
35 ratings
  • 69 Rating

While my brother swears by this tequila as his favorite and recommends it to everyone, personally, I'm not a big fan.

Tequila Ninja
126 ratings
  • 65 Rating

I would call this over-filtering mediocre Tequila and selling it at a ridiculous price. Just didn't taste well and is missing flavor

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
  • 91 Rating

The Anejo charcoal filtered without additives is a treat for the budget conscious.

Tequila Enthusiast
9 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Taste white pepper, butterscotch with a smooth sweet finish. Very good. There are better values IMO but it is a very good tequila.

Tequila Savant
229 ratings
  • 80 Rating

Slightly sweet, hints of agave, ok finish.

Tequila Freak
23 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Smooth with a sweet finish

Tequila Fanatic
17 ratings
  • 79 Rating

Citrus nose, peppery vegetal body and finish. Clean, but some lingering aftertastes that are unplaceable.

Other news & reviews

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Long Island Lou Tequila
Feb 03, 2021

Don Julio 70 - Oh Lord... This is Horrible

Lou gets brutally real about Don Julio 70th, and the entire concept of cristalinos.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 20, 2015

Don Julio 70 Crystal Anejo: Redefining the silver tequila category

For Enrique de Colsa, master distiller of Don Julio tequila in Jalisco, Mexico, charcoal filtration became a seven-year science experiment that produced Don Julio 70 Crystal Anejo, a nod to the brand's 70th anniversary and homage to its founder, Don Julio