Espolón Reposado Tequila


Spirit Type:
Rating:
★★★★★☆
Score:
87/100 
ABV:
40% 
Region:
Jalisco, Mexico 
Body:
Full 
Intensity:
Medium 
Texture:
Medium 
Balance:
Superb (more earthy) 
Best served:
Neat, this is a sipping tequila  
Theme(s):
Very earthy, black dirt, musty, rich roasted agave, green pineapple, peppercorns, pickles, waxy
Tasting notes:
Nose: The blackest dirt describes the musty earthiness that wafts up from the glass, as this 100% blue agave tequila releases its rich roasted aroma and bitter-sweet unripened pineapple with some green peppercorns that have been picked and preserved in vinegar   
Taste: Smooth and almost waxy, the roasted agave takes centre stage as the rich earthiness dominates while the gentle sweetness of soft tropical fruits such as a more ripened pineapple develops with gooey pulps of aloe vera and a light smokiness. All the while a floral bouquet lingers in the backdrop and the aging of this tequila (being a “reposado”, it is aged for more than two months but less than a year) has certainly ironed out some ripples while adding some dry wood character and mild nutmeg notes. 
Finish: The light smokiness from the dry wood is more noticeable towards the end, as strong agave rests on the base of the tongue with some petals 
Likes:
Super smooth, almost waxy, tequila with dense earthiness and rich blue agave. This is not as sweet as some tequila, but if you appreciate an earthy tequila you should try this beauty 
Dislikes:
It can be a bit too earthy and in this regard, intense and skewed. This becomes more pronounced as familiarity with the tequila increases over the life of the bottle  
Price:
$45 

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