Bottle of Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado

Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado

Type: Tequila
Brand: Jose Cuervo
Nom
1122
331 Ratings See All

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Production Details
NOM : 1122 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : - ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Valles) ,
Cooking : Acid-Thermal Hydrolysis ,
Extraction : Diffuser ,
Water Source : - ,
Fermentation : 100% agave, Stainless steel tanks, Fermentation without fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Column ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : -

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Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

19
Agave (cooked)
10
Alcohol
9
Pepper (black)
6
Vanilla
5
Oak
4
Fruity
4
Cinnamon
3
Smoke
2
Solvent
2
Acetone
2
Olive
2
Brine/Salt

Flavors Detected

16
Agave (cooked)
9
Pepper (black)
8
Oak
7
Alcohol
5
Vanilla
4
Caramel
3
Fruity
3
Cinnamon
2
Solvent
2
Astringent
2
Smoke
1
Earth

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Savant
201 ratings
  • 67 Rating

TMM says that JC Tradicional is diffuser and column still. The bottle claims clay ovens and 2x distilled in copper stills. It tastes diffuser because there are notes that I don’t usually find in other tequilas and I drink a lot of blancos, the purest form of tequila. Try it before you buy it. There are excellent tequilas in this price range.

Tequila Badass
418 ratings
  • 72 Rating

This is a lot better than I remember or probably give it credit for, it’s got agave notes in all the right places. The column still is likely the culprit for stripping away all the personality but it makes a decent margarita.

Tequila Wizard
818 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Rated blind. When I learned what it was I was surprised. There’s a cocoa powder aroma and flavor to it that I responded favorably to.

Tequila Wizard
738 ratings
  • 65 Rating

Edited March 9, 2019, prompted by an earlier discussion with John Welch, and based on the results of Grover’s rating today.... Interestingly, John’s bottle states “ESTATE GROWN BLUE AGAVE ARE SLOW COOKED IN CLAY OVENS AND THEN DOUBLE-DISTILLED IN COPPER STILLS.” My bottle makes no such claims. Instead mine says, ”Como parte de la tradición, se recomiendo congelado.” (“As part of the tradition, frozen is recommended.”). ??? Nose: My first whiff brought on the Cuervo Gold gag response, remembered vividly from college days. I gave the tequila and myself a chance to breathe. My second dive in brought a wave of new oak shavings, cinnamon, coarse ground black pepper, and a tinny canned fruit aroma. Upon re tasting, I detected some minerals and ripe fruit. Flavor: Hot and sweet, but not in an appealing sense. Rough with bitter wood notes on the sides and back of my tongue. Picked up some vanilla and white chocolate notes second time around...And, oddly, at only 38% ABV it is burning and numbing my upper palate and tongue. Finish: An acrid aftertaste that is off putting to me.

Tequila Honey Badger
971 ratings
  • 82 Rating

NOM 1104 Imported by Heublein. Bottle is labeled 199 meaning 1 year before Cuervo's 200th Anniversary in 1995. Some loss of alcohol has resulted in a loss of vibrancy but this still has solid flavor of agave and barrel spice along with a lack of the whole fake cinnamon I get from current Tradicional. Glad to have tasted this as this was an early favorite for me in my tequila journey. I was drinking this over 20 years ago. 05232018

Tequila Savant
175 ratings
  • 72 Rating

Just ok. Slightly bitter with a modest price.

Tequila Ninja
194 ratings
  • 32 Rating

Predicted it would be like Cuervo gold but a bit smoother and was spot on! Unpleasant tannin taste?!?

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
  • 81 Rating

Good every day

Tequila Fanatic
18 ratings
  • 69 Rating

sweet agave with notes of caramel and vanilla in the nose. flav of agave sweet and mild

Tequila Lover
13 ratings
  • 53 Rating

Pepper

Tequila Aficionado
48 ratings
  • 74 Rating

dry.blue.

Tequila Aficionado
57 ratings
  • 69 Rating

On the nose: Cooked agave, oak, vanilla, and pepper leap out. Hints of barrel char oak and cinnamon. A bit of alcohol on the nose takes away from the experience. On the tongue: More cooked agave, and definitely oak and pepper up front. Barrel essence of vanilla, cinnamon, and salted carmel. Something off here, which suggests there are additives. Fairlight mouth feel.

Tequila Fanatic
17 ratings
  • 74 Rating

this and coke is a good cheap drink. reminds me of a very mild mezcal. very mild

Tequila Connoisseur
74 ratings
  • 64 Rating

Batalla

Tequila Warrior
46 ratings
  • 62 Rating

Just as bad as their blanco “ traditional “ . Fake made all the way , such a disappointment, very dishonorable to the tequila industry and storied history of JC. I thought I’d give this line a try in hopes that it was at least more real and drinkable than their mixto gold , boy was I wrong . So sad.

Tequila Aficionado
58 ratings
  • 59 Rating

Aroma Alcohol followed by chemicals and cooked agave. Taste Artificial vanilla and caramel followed by oak and cooked agave.

Tequila Lover
13 ratings
  • 46 Rating

Mucho alcohol tanto en el sabor como en aroma muy simple y fuerte

Tequila Ninja
126 ratings
  • 56 Rating

Aroma of agave and solvent, probably a byproduct of the diffuser. Flavor is astringent and that hint of solvent again with maybe some black pepper. Thankfully the finish doesn't last too long.

Tequila Guru
78 ratings
  • 10 Rating

I wouldn’t recommend this to my worst enemy. Please don’t buy it. I would even mix it in a margarita.

Tequila Lover
10 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Smokey

Tequila Fan
1 ratings
  • 86 Rating

aroma suave, con un gusto dulzón sin excederse, estable de punta a cola

Tequila Connoisseur
64 ratings
  • 77 Rating

peppery, woodchips, this should be the JC bottomline instead of the especial ( which is undrinkable), ok for mixing!

Tequila Freak
28 ratings
  • 83 Rating

taste kind of like a Oaxacan style mezcal. Has a smokey agave finish. The price wise is a great everyday sipping Tequila.

Tequila Fanatic
16 ratings
  • 80 Rating

My favourite shooting tequila

Tequila Aficionado
51 ratings
  • 50 Rating

Sweet caramel

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Review #245 - Jose Cuervo Tradicional Tequila Reposado

Mexicans aren't subjected to the mixto garbage that we have to have cluttering the shelves, so Cuervo Tradicional is a staple down there.