Tequila Don Julio Anejo sampled for the first time 10/13/08 from a Riedel glass. NOM 1449. Clear with a fairly light golden yellow color. Body is on the thin to medium side. Nothing overpowering about the the smell with milder elements of smokey wood, pepper, carmel, and vanilla. Seemed to me a rather youthful anejo. It has mild heat and tingle with slightly bitter but sweet tastes of butter, spice, and wood on the tongue. A medium duration finish with a pleasing balance of toasty oak and earthy green agave. I never did smell or taste much in the way of alcohol. Not a standout tequila, more middle of the road. It doesn't quite reach the level of better anejos in intensity but none the less a satisfying and enjoyable anejo. Presentation is unique Don Julio line, but plain. I have no complaints or problems with this afforable anejo.
Tasted out of snifter 07/16/08. Im still trying to break out of just drinking blancos. Don Julio anejo was a very nice experience for me. I was a little scared ( due too much wood taste making me feel ill) but this anejo welcomed me in with open arms! My first anejo experience was a good one.
Aroma: Strong hints of caramel and citrus. A pretty cool combo!
Initial Taste: Initially, a thin mouth feel, with hints of vanilla, and smoke. No bitterness at all.
Body: Wood, agave, caramel, and vanilla.
Finish: Of medium to long duration with no alcohol burn.
Again, this was my first anejo experience. Pretty cool. Ive always said I like the whole Don Julio line. Very consistent. But to be honest, while I still prefer blancos, I do like this anejo very much.
Don Julio Anejo, NOM 1449. Tasted @ a Cinco de Mayo party in a Cognac snifter. This beautifully golden amber colored spirit had a nose of caramel, citrus, & oak followed by a wonderfully deep taste of sweet citrus fruits, light smoke, & spice. The body carried on with a nice agave sweetness, caramel & finished long with a glorius, ever present aftertaste of citrus. This tequila was exceptionally smooth without any alcohol taste/burn whatsoever. Later on, the hosts allowed me free rein to prepare Margarita's using their extensive collection of fine ingredients. I prepared a mixture of Don Julio Anejo, Gran Mariner, & fresh squeezed lime juice which resulted in a Margarita so powerfully deep it almost broke through the bottom of our glasses. Quite a memorable event. This tequila is a solid A.
Don Julio Anejo is the combination of rich flavors of agave matched with just the right hint of wood influences.The aromas let out from this anejo are that of a nice blend of citrus notes, lime, grapefruit, with a slight hint of caramel, leading through the mouth with hints of vanilla and butterscotch, with a heavy finish, with the essence of honey. A wondeerfully cured anejo.
Don Julio Anejo NOM 1449 Tasted 3/9/07. With a yellow golden color, Don Julio Anejo has intense aromas of floral and fruit. Moderate aromas consist of vanilla, while mild aromas are of spice and caramel. The tequila has no bitterness to it and a sweet aftertaste. Initial flavors are intense caramel. There are also moderate agave, fruit, and vanilla flavors. Numbing alcohol intensity and a long duration of flavor bring this tequila masterpiece to a close. This tequila received the rating of an A-.