El Tequileno Tequila Especial Gran Reserva

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El Tequileno Tequila Especial Gran Reserva

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Tequila El Tequileno Especial Gran Reserva Reposado

El Tequileno Especial Gran Reserva Reposado, this award winning ultra aged reposado is produced in small batches from 8-10 year old hand selected Los Altos estate Blue Agave. This Tequila can be described as the ultimate balance of the Los Altos Agave and the added complexity of the oak aging.  Tequileno Especial Grand Reserva is aged 11 months for the perfect balance.



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I had no expectations when buying this tequila and I ended up with one that may be in my top 10 favorites.

Aroma: A really strong agave sweetness that has tones of vanilla and caramel too.
Initial Taste: Sweet, but not overly so. The caramel flavors go along with agave to make for a really nice taste, but it's light enough so that you don't feel like you're drinking maple syrup.
Body: Some nice complimentary flavors start coming in with a nice light wood and pepper notes.
Finish: A nice medium duration linger that continues with the spice notes, agave sweetness and pleasant heat.

The bottle is a very nice and heavy duty glass. The stopper is not cork, but you can't have it all I suppose. This is a wonderful tequila for under $40. I'm looking forward to trying the anejo.
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(Updated: August 14, 2013)
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EDIT: This is an updated review. Although I still think very highly of this line, I am backing off on the throttle just a bit after another year of experience.

A scent of cooked agave and caramel with a bit of astringency - nothing to dislike about this nose. In the taste, there is an immediate kick of sweet caramel with a little cinnamon spice, accompanied with a pleasant and subtle tingle of alcohol. The body has a nice weight and oiliness; it doesn't coat per se, but very balanced. The finish is smooth with a mild, balanced burn; it turns a little dry in the mouth, but cooked agave comes back.

As with the blanco, a pleasant experience that would be a great intro for sipping. It's just plain hard to complain about this repo, although admittedly it is not the most complex. I got this bottle on clearance for about $21, which is a steal for an all-around good repo like this. I like the sturdy, heavy, glass bottle, although the sticker art is kind of elementary, and it has an acrylic cap with a plastic cork.
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