To me, the Chinaco line represents everything about Tequila that I enjoy. The reposado is probably my favorite.
Aroma - Agave, vanilla and oak.
Initial Taste - Sweet with a hint of heat and wood.
Body - The balance among all of the flavors is great. Agave and caramel for sweetness...wood and a pleasant heat follows.
Finish - Wonderful smoothness and burn at the end with all of the other flavors.
Just a great tequila. It's got a nice price point and a cool bottle and you have yourself the total package of what a tequila should be.
Tasted out of a snifter on 12/12/08. This reposado is simply amazing. To me, its the quintessential reposado. Chinaco is an extremely consistent line and this reposado could quite possibly be my favorite reposado. A pure sipper, not to be mixed, in my opinion! Chinaco is just an excellent line, and it's in my top 5 favorite lines. The thing I like about Chinaco is that no matter which product of theirs I choose to sip, I'm always very satisfied.
Aroma: A soft nose of caramel, fruit and oak.
Initial Taste: A semi oily mouth feel, a semi heated (in a good way) entry, its sweet with no bitterness. First taste is caramel.
Body: An excellent body with lots of character consisting of agave, caramel, wood, fruits and spices. So complex, yet so perfect!
Finish: A heated finish of short duration with an agave and wood lingering.
Cork stopper with wooden top. Old bottles had a handblown look, but were not truly hand blown. New bottles are the same shape but clear glass. Old, old bottles had a screwtop metal cap and resembled a standard bottle/shape tall and round, with a paper label. Ok here it goes. This Tequila is a very light straw yellow coloured Reposado, in the wrong light you could even mistaken it for a Blanco.Very thick uniform legs as you swirl it in the glass. It is aged for 8 months On the nose right now all we can detect is a mineral earthy smell is the best way for me to describe it. Very pleasant to me and one that I usually connect with a stone ground tequila but I don't think Chinaco is. Maybe a tad bit of citrus on a deep inhalation which quickly gives way to a bit of nasal burn. With the "hand rub" test i think I detect some peppermint. The attack is warm agave intensity,but mucho suave.Dry not sweet. Not so much as a burn but as a tingle. Pepper and spice.With subtle Vanilla/Caramel hints. Long mild finish with a tad bit of anise at the very end. In all a very enjoyable Tequila IMHO as can be verified by my empty bottle.I need another bottle!
Tasted in a caballito on June 18, 2008 fast dropping legs sticking to the side of the glass.
Color: very pale golden brown
Aroma: melted butter
Taste: dark chocolate , light oil mouthfeel that has a burn numbing the entire mouth
Another great Tequila from Chinaco ! This reposado is top notch with a light oily feel in the mouth and a light aged taste with a burn of a blanco. The Chinaco makes it into my top reposado along with at the time of this writing Sol Azul, Casa Noble & Corralejo.
A big beautiful nose: aromas of melted butter, agave, vanilla, wood, and some fruit for sweetness. Mouthfeel is very big, immediately giving off caramel notes while resting on the tongue. Then the attack - a big attack - of roasted sweet agave and woody spice, which slowly - slowly - brings on a finish of dark spice and smoky heat, moving into a long after-finish of numbing woody sweetness. Chinaco gives you everything you want in a tequila: great big character, bold flavours, and terrific heat and spice. One of the very best repos out there. A complete original.