Aged for eight months in Jim Beam and Four Roses bourbon barrels, Don Julio‚Äôs Reposado is where this line of tequila really starts to get interesting. From the moment you nose the Don Julio Reposado Tequila, you know it‚Äôs something different. Deep influence form the bourbon barrels are right there on the nose with caramel, spicy pepper, cinnamon and vanilla. There‚Äôs a light note of citrus on the nose, but this time around it‚Äôs more orange and grapefruit than lime. The entry is very smooth with caramel, cinnamon and a hint of orange. The mid palate has some nice spice and the cinnamon notes are very pronounced. The finish is long with more cinnamon, some sweet fruit, and spice.
One of the more cask-influenced reposados we‚Äôve tried. The aging transforms the text book blanco into something quite different while still preserving the essence of the spirit. ¬†This Reposado isn‚Äôt for everyone but if you are a bourbon lover, this might just be the tequila for you.