One of the first really nice anejos I tried and still one of my favorites. In Oregon you pay about $55 per bottle which is a little steep for liquor aged 1-2 years when compared to a bottle of single malt scotch aged 12+ years that costs the same here.
I have had Don Julio Blanco many times, and as I write this there's a bottle and a half of the Reposado in my cabinet. But believe it or not, I hadn't had the Añejo until very recently. I love the other offerings so it was of no surprise that the añejo now has become a favorite too. Don Julio Añejo has an excellent all around palette, from a sweet nose and intitial taste, to an exceptionally smooth burn as it goes down. It has a fairly rich consistency, maybe a bit oily which I kind of prefer in a preminum tequila. Although it can be spotted at a multitude of bars, I still feel that the presentation is very fitting for a distinguished tequila that has been around for years. This stuff is a benchmark añejo; try it if you haven't yet.
What a fantastic tequila! Beautiful oaky smell and a well balance tequila. Little alcohol burn. Nice after taste. Really fruity. Price is moderate for a premium tequila. Honestly, if you really like a strong tequila,try the reposado. The anejos spend time and that nullifies the edge of the tequila. Blancos are the truest form of the tequila.
I do like anejos as I find them less sharp and this is one of my faves. I would rate the Don Julio Reposado higher than this.
A friend (Chrissey baby) came over with this bottle.I hear a lot about this tequila, good and not so good.It is indeed a very a good tequila smooooth with little burn ,aroma is a hint of vanilla The price is high but you get what you pay for---.p.s. hide this from your girlfriend .she might like it more then you !!!