El Tesoro Reposado Single Barrel

Type: Tequila
Nom
1139
220 Ratings See All

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Production Details
NOM : 1139 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Los Altos) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Altos Southern) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extraction : Tahona ,
Water Source : Natural spring water ,
Fermentation : Wood fermentation tanks, 100% agave, Open-air fermentation ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : Used barrels, Bourbon barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 40.5% abv (81-proof)
Other : No additives

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Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

25
Agave (cooked)
14
Pepper (black)
11
Vanilla
9
Citrus
9
Oak
8
Minerals
6
Herbal
6
Honey
6
Caramel
4
Vegetal
3
Fruity
3
Agave (raw)

Flavors Detected

27
Agave (cooked)
22
Pepper (black)
17
Oak
15
Vanilla
11
Citrus
8
Minerals
8
Caramel
5
Vegetal
5
Honey
4
Butter
3
Whiskey
3
Grapefruit

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Guru
82 ratings
  • 89 Rating

A fresh and spicy aroma, reminiscent of freshly-cut jalapeño peppers, with a rain water like minerality blended with cooked agave, and just a hint of vanilla. Smooth across the palate, with a slight spiciness to it that presents itself stronger on the finish. The finish lingers with a slight sweetness, and a hit of black pepper.

Tequila Guru
99 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Story: I have been sleeping on reposados, so I’m giving them some more love. I’ve got El Tesoro Total Wine SiB, B065-1277, bottle 140/240, aged 9 months, 40.2% abv Aroma: Sweet and grassy agave, hint of honey. Extremely “clean”, I get almost nothing but agave and honey. The faintest ethanol, Palate: The agave is front and center, and it’s just so clean and bright. Very crisp and clean, i almost imagine that this would be the liquid equivalent of taking a bite out of an agave, that’s what I “feel” when tasting it. Getting some Barrel spice on the back end, and that honey note keeps popping up for me. Surprisingly little heat, even for the mild 40.2%. Verdict: Buy it (if you can find it still). Amazing stuff. I’ve had ET Repo and this is a different animal. It’s so crisp, clean, and bright. If you asked me what agave tastes like, I’d point to this bottle. It’s mellowed by the barrel aging but still retains all of the excellent characteristics of the underlying tequila. It’s too bad I can’t try this years iteration of the other barrels, but I’ll definitely grab some if I find them around.

Tequila Ninja
128 ratings
  • 85 Rating

This review is for the Festival Foods bottling of this tequila. Aromas of smoke, pine, and herbs clear the way for light agave after opening up a bit. The flavor is medium bodied and somewhat oily with a fiery cinnamon spice note. This is followed by leather, oak, and baking spice. The agave is ever so light here. The finish is medium in length and possesses more agave than the initial taste lets on. I like this, but the fruitier character of the standard Reposado is a little more appealing to me.

Tequila Ninja
141 ratings
  • 91 Rating

The nose put this over the reposado same finish a#1 1139

Tequila Savant
246 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Binny’s 2019 releases B096-L264 and B080-L264: Vegetal and lime. It’s nice, but nothing particularly special. I liked B080 (#2) better, but I’d rate them an average of 77. DFW Tequila Club / Loyalty Liquors 2021 release B074-L277: this one is my favorite ET single barrel so far. The nose is ok but the taste is delicious. I’ll rate this one an 87.

Tequila Ninja
161 ratings
  • 89 Rating

This single barrel is aged 10 months in ex-bourbon barrels. It is very typical of El Tesoro, meaning its crisp and herby with citrus and peppery notes. The aroma is of agave and the high mineral content in La Alteña’s spring water. The palate is by no means dominated by wood/oak, in fact it is very agave forward with a nice, viscous mouth feel. Very well-rounded tequila by Carlos.

Tequila Honey Badger
1236 ratings
  • 87 Rating

I have tasted 5 of these single barrels including all 3 from KL Wines which are now OOS. Carlos and his daughter categorized around 40 barrels into 3 groups and KL picked a barrel from each category. Barrel 110 is soft with citrus and pepper, barrel 117 was more herbal while the last, barrel 158 had more minerals and a big agave punch to it. The differences are very much in evidence when tasted side x side x side. Other than the 3 KL barrels the rest were sent to various retailers around the country. The remaing barrels were blended together and bottled as the regular reposado and designated lot 001 with the new retail package.

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Total Wine - B001 - L277 - 9 Months Tasting Date: 7/21/22 Honey bomb on the nose. Agave forward with a little oak & more honey on the pallet. Very long peppery finish. Will for sure search out other barrels, as this was quite different than the regular reposado which I enjoy as well.

Tequila Aficionado
55 ratings
  • 88 Rating

El tesoro Single Barrel Reposado NOM 1139  Jalisco (los altos) Lote: BO41-L272 bottle 104/240 Tasting date July 16, 2022 Production: limited edition, 40.7% abv - Stone/brick, tahona, wood tanks, open-air ferm, copper pot; aged 9 mos in ex-bourbon barrels. natural spring water, Distilled to proof, additive-free Nose: agave, fruit, honey, oak, caramel, mild pepper. Nose is complex and well-balanced Taste: agave, honey, pepper/ a little fizzy, oak. Sweet in a good way, natural and not overly sweet and ends with a subtle heat/pepper Finish: agave with pepper and a mild heat/warmth that lingers. Subtle and nice

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Surprised me in a good way. You get the blanco notes up front, and fairly rich barrel notes for a reposado. Baking spices and a mellow sweetness on the finish. Went back and bought a few more bottles as my local store was running low. Have to stash a few of these for down the road.

Tequila Aficionado
50 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Good aroma of grass, agave, and lemongrass. Taste is pleasant with a nice combination of vanilla, agave, lemongrass, orange peel. Finish is smooth with a building burn that is still very nice.

Tequila Fan
4 ratings
  • 88 Rating

(B098-L277) Richly herbaceous and smoky on the nose while retaining an underlying minerality. Tasting notes of immediate smoke and black pepper that evolves into light sweetness and an oaked character. Minerality and vegetal notes are noticeable in the finish, which lingers but fades pleasantly. The smoke note and minerality on the finish stand out to me.

Tequila Guru
87 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Aromas of leather, pepper, agave, burnt brown sugar. Some light oak in there too. Flavor is sweet (but not fake or overwhelming) brown sugar, oak, agave and pepper. Sweetness reemerges in the finish but very balanced. Not too woody. Overall a cut above the regular Repo and though a slight difference, a welcome one.

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Grassy aroma So delicious... smooth with agave and an ever-so-slight pepper finish. Bright and clean with slight alcohol burn... I prefer the standard Tesoro repo to this, but it's still a great reposado

Tequila Guru
84 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Single Barrel pick by Liquor Barn (KY). Herbal nose with hints of baked agave, honey, oak and citrus. Flavors of vanilla, citrus, caramel, vanilla and oak. Medium lingering sweet finish of citrus and faint pepper. Nice pour here!

Tequila Aficionado
58 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Barrel no. 56 Aroma Cooked agave followed by baking spices and vanilla. Taste Vanilla and caramel followed by butter, cooked agave and baking spices.

Tequila Enthusiast
9 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Currently my favorite, wish I could find more. Aroma and taste of cooked Agave, vanilla and butterscotch, maybe a little oak or mineral. Very slightly sweet taste, very smooth finish.

Tequila Ninja
124 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Blind tasted on 7/28 with Fortaleza & 123 Organic. Aromas of agave, caramel & spice. Flavor of spice, dark chocolate, bourbon and agave. Smooth finish. B041-L272 limited edition

Tequila Guru
93 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Barrel B006-6272 - Really a wonderful tequila! Agave, oak and vanilla on the nose with some addition butter on the tongue. Great texture and finish as well

Tequila Guru
89 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Vanilla aroma with a combo of vanilla, spice & citrus flavors. Excellent!

Tequila Connoisseur
64 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Beautiful agave nose. Black pepper, citrus, earth, and mineral. Very clean on the palate. Agave, black pepper, light alcohol burn. Medium finish. Excellent single barrel reposado.

Tequila Savant
254 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Pleasant, clean aroma. Some pepper with agave and a touch of citrus. The finish is smooth, almost watery. A wonderful repo. I will buy again and keep on the shelf.

Tequila Maniac
32 ratings
  • 90 Rating

smells delicious, sweet, a lot of vanilla. Very light and refreshing, sweet vanilla taste but not overly so. Can taste the agave. Excellent repo.

Tequila Enthusiast
9 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Vanilla

Tequila Savant
261 ratings
  • 84 Rating

as with all Carlos Carmarena expressions, agave is still at the front of this reposado. nose has agave, citrus, some oak. flavor brings out the citrus (grapefruit). finish holds on to citrus, with some oak and whiskey at the very end. $20 more than the regular reposado, but worth a try