A beautiful soft tequila, candy bar aromas of caramel and vanilla, and sweet agave. Taste is very smooth, bringing to life the sweet nose, add to it a touch of wood, a whisper of smoke, and a soupçon of cinnamon somewhere. Light-spice finish. Very delicious. An excellent tequila to introduce to friends who've never had any of the good stuff. But don't be surprised if they begin a torrid love affair with DJ repo, only to inevitably leave it for something more bold and complex.
I've always enjoyed Don Julio anejo, but I'm more of a reposado drinker, so this was a natural. It has the same sweet agave character and smoothness of the anejo, but slightly less of the brandy-like qualities that most anejos exhibit. It's not a great value, because the DJ offerings tend to be pricey, but for one of the best tequilas on the market, that's to be expected.
I can't believe that it's taken me this long to try this tequila. I like the blanco and the anejo and 1942 are two of my favorites. It was worth the wait.
Aroma: Agave, vanilla, spice and light wood.
Initial Taste: Patented Don Julio sweetness. Just a bit of spice to go along with it.
Body: Light wood notes, vanilla and cinnamon.
Finish: This is why I love reposados. They give you the smoothness of the aging, but still include the peppery spice of agave. This one's finish last a decent time with a nice combo of both.
Don Julio is probably my 2nd favorite premium tequila line (behind Corrido). This tequila does exactly what a good reposado should. You should expect no less from a great brand like Don Julio.