I am a self-proclaimed tequila professional drinker. I've tried all of the tequilas on the market and I keep returning to Casa Noble. Occasionally if I see a bottle of new tequila I've never tried, I will purchase it just for the fun of something new, but I have Casa Noble always in the center of my bar. While the amazing flavor of tequila is the combination of many different aromas, and distinct flavors of agave, Casa Noble Reposado has found a unique combination of strong agave, citrus, fresh herbs and cherry that surround the taste buds and palate. Because it?s aged in white oak you also get a combination of vanilla, caramel and coffee bean which rounds up the taste. Casa Noble Reposado like in general with premium spirits it is very complex and in order to fully appreciate you need culture your palate. From my experience, I have found that no matter the drink the flavors come alive when the liquid is held in the mouth for a few seconds and you slowly breath through your mouth and exhale through the nose, as with wine. This allows the tequila to flow and fill the mouth and the nasal passages. High-end tequilas are best served room temperature in a Riedel tequila glass, which complements it nicely. If you are serving a margarita, chill the glasses before hand by filling them with ice water while you are preparing it. Please note that if you are going to make a mixed drink with Casa Noble, use only the best quality and put less mix in than the drink calls for and use only fresh limes. Nothing ruins a fine spirit that overpowering it with too much cheap mix, treat it with the respect it deserves. You can also make very nice tasting martinis with tequila, some people call them tequinis or tequilinis. Do it just as you would a normal martini just substitute the gin or vodka with tequila. Tequila can be served before, during or after the meal. Although I would suggest Casa Noble Reposado for during the meal, it is a great complement to a wide variety of foods. Casa Noble Silver (Crystal) before the meal and Casa Noble Anejo after the meal.
Tasked out of double ball glass. Casa Noble was a pleasant sipper. Not my favorite, but something I'd have again for sure.
Aroma: Hints of caramel, cooked agave, and wood.
Initial Taste: On the tip on the tongue, a thin mouth feel and very sweet. No bitterness.
Body: Agave, vanilla, caramel, smoke, and wood. Lots going on. Maybe too much for me.
Finish: Of medium duration with no alcohol burn.
I am drinking this out of a snifter. The nose is a mixture of agave, vanilla, wood and burn. There is a slight hint of cream hiding under the alcohol burn. The initial taste is sweet and light with a body that is not to thick or thin. I swirled it around the glass and noticed the legs did not hang on like it's big brother Añejo. It also is of a lighter hue, then the Casa Noble Añejo, but that is to be expected.
It's body feels good in the mouth and has a pleasant mixture of earth, vanilla and agave. It is, for sure, a sweet Reposado with bits of wood and cream orbiting the main stage that is characterized by the agave.
I think for the price point, I am on the fence. Yes, this is a great tequila, but for $10.00 more, the Añejo, is much smoother and full of dynamic flavor. This might be a great bottle to have on hand for that evening when friends are over and you want to save your Bottle Casa Noble Añejo for your self :)
The presentation is nice and embodies the spirit of the Casa Noble brand.
Over all, this a nice Reposado, with complex yet distinguished flavors. The nice thing about Casa Noble is that you can tell by the flavors that it is from the same soil and distillery. The family of Casa Noble make epic tequilas that are not to be missed by any ardent fan of this sublime spirit.
It took a quite a bit of searching to find a bottle of this in the suburbs of Chicago. I bought it for around 50 bucks, which is a little more than I would like to spend, but believe me, it is worth every penny. Hands down, probably one of the best tequilas I've ever had. Even some of my friends, who have never drank tequila that wasn't chilled or served with lime and salt, agree. They now ask for it by name, "Casa Noble".
There is a slight hint of caramel. Goes down smooth. No funny aftertaste. The ceramic bottles, which have now been discontinued, are beautiful.
Casa Noble is the ideal Reposado. Whenever I try new Repos I always end up comparing them to Casa Noble. I also think that the Reposado is the best tequila in the Casa Noble lineup.
For a true agave flavor that is not masked by excess aging, this repo is medium bodied with a balanced finish. Unmistakable floral and herb notes throughout with a tinge of vanilla spice on the finish.
I even use the color, a light hay/straw, as a benchmark for repo comparisons.
I put this tequila easily in the top 5 reposados made.