Very fruity, both the nose and first taste hits you with the taste of pear. Sauza hornitos reposado is a little bit too fruity for a tequila in my opinion but whould probably fit in at party during a hot summer day.
I think Hornitos Reposado is one of the best tequila values for the money. I regularly pay $22-24 per bottle. I like it straight and it is smooth mellow and nice and spicy...I really like it as a good Margarita tequila.
Not my choiuce for a night of sipping with friends but a really great choice when you are serving batches of margaritas and want evryone to really enjoy them.
Tasted on 7/25/08. This reposado was a good 'starter' reposado. It's subtle and pleasant.
Aroma: Light agave nose, with spice and earth.
Initial Taste: Slight bitterness, thin mouth feel, followed by sweet taste.
Body: Subtle agave presence, with slight hint of caramel and wood.
Finish: Of short duration with slight alcohol burn.
Sauza Hornitos (New) Reposado NOM 1102 Tasted on 4/18/08 at 10:15pm. I tried this tequila at the Graduate in Davis, CA and tasted it out of a snifter. The tequila is a pale yellow color. The Hornitos aromas consist of intense fruit and floral aspects followed by mild earth. On the lighter side, this Reposado has hints of spice. On the tongue, this tequila is mellow and has a thin mouth feel. While the tequila has moderate agave flavor, it is semi sweet and has no bitterness. The flavor of this tequila contains intense notes of fruit and floral followed by moderate agave. Deeper flavors of Hornitos Reposado consist of mild spice and hints of chemicals, wood, and earth. Upon finishing this tequila, there is a medium duration of flavor and numbing alcohol intensity. I have rated this tequila at 83 out of 100 points.