Siembra Azul Tequila Reposado

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Siembra Azul Tequila Reposado

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2011 TEQUILA.net Awards - "Best of the Best" Best Highland Reposado Tequila
2011 TEQUILA.net Awards - Best of the Best

Siembra Azul Tequila Reposado

Siembra Azul Tequila is produced in the Highlands from the finest Blue Agave, grown by masters of the trade in small orchards that have been owned and operated by the Vivanco family for more than three generations. This tequila is distinguished primarily for their unique aging process.

Siembra Azul Reposado is a light, honey colored nectar of bolder flavor, aged for three months. Siembra Azul is aged in virgin, white oak barrels to capture the soul of the spirit.


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Interestingly, I get more earth and grass in the nose of this repo than from the blanco. There's not really any agave or oak to speak of in the aroma. Primarily sweetness in the taste, with some barrel spice along for the ride. Hints of grass and earth remain, and oak tannins are now present, providing some depth and adding to the complexity. A medium-to-light body, actually nicely balanced - no oiliness or coating per se, and a slight dryness from the oak. A finish that is very similar to the blanco, with a quick heat in the back, and then a drizzling of heat down the gullet. There's a predictable (not in a bad way) continuation of barrel spice and slight oak.

This is a pleasant repo with plenty to offer. It is a sipper to be sure, but I can imagine delicious cocktails coming from it as well. Under $40, this is a nice value - maybe not a 'steal', but fairly priced. A very practical bottle design with a screw top; nothing fancy, but it tells me they were more concerned about the juice than the bottle, which I can appreciate.

The founder of Siembra Azul is David Suro-Pinera, a Philadelphia restauranteur, but maybe more importantly, president of the Tequila Interchange Project (TIP). TIP advocates the preservation of sustainable, traditional, and quality practices in the tequila industry amid concerning trends currently becoming mainstays in the industry. Through their efforts and increased consumer education, they hope to see continued growth in the industry, but also a renewed emphasis on the importance of preserving tequila’s great heritage.
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I'll start off by saying that NOM 1414 is one of my favorites. A ton of really good tequilas come from there. IMO, this is not one of them. It wasn't awful, but didn't live up to expectations.

Aroma: Pleasant. Agave, light oak and spice (cinnamon...which seems to be prevalent in 1414 juices)
Initial Taste: A bit of agave and citrus fruit. Nothing spectacular to note.
Body: Agave, Wood and a bit of spice. The alcohol burn overtook the flavors a bit too.
Finish: A good tequila should leave you warm. This one finished with an alcohol burn that seemed to last a while. It wasn't really pleasant and took away from the overall enjoyability for sure.

It wasn't a bad tequila and by no means am I going to throw the rest of the bottle away. The spice content along with the biting alcohol flavor might lead to a good mixing tequila after some mellowing on the rocks.

I'm not a big fan of a the screw top wine bottle look for tequilas. I like to see something that just for some reason either looks a bit more classy or "authentic." For the price, there's other tequilas that are better on the tongue and look better on the shelf too.

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Tasted out of snifter 07/02/08. I dont really like reposados that much. Im a pure blanco drinker. But I got this bottle as a gift, so Im giving this repo a shot.

Aroma: Consisted of cinnamon, wood, and agave.
Initial Taste: An oily mouth feel, on the tip of tongue, its a sweet sharp cinnamon and citrusy taste.
Body: Very nice body of wod, earth, and intense agave
Finish: A slight heated alcohol burn of medium duration.

Like I said, I don't really drink reposados, but this reposado was very good, especially for a non repo drinker like me.
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Tequila siembra azul Reposado. NOM 1414,(same as MuchOte). Tasted 4/5/08 in a Riedel glass. I ordered this from WineChateau.com and paid $42.00/750ml. This fine tequila is 100% organic and certified Kosher. 1st nose I noticed wood and nectar but mostly a cooked agave dominance and little else to distract me. Little noticable alcohol on the nose. 1st taste had no bitterness, moderate sweetness and agave heat. Well balanced in flavor and aroma from start to the finish. There is a wonderful depth and complexity of character to this tequila. Clean, crisp and straightforward. It has a medium slightly oily body and many pearls. Nice warmth on the tongue with a lingering alcohol numbness. A softness throughout and a little bit of everything makes this a very enjoyable reposado experience. I'm going back for more!
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