Antiguo de Herradura Tequila Reposado
Tequila Valley, Jalisco, Mexico
Originally the estate tequila served to guest and the family at Casa Herradura, Antiguo Reposado is matured for four months in used, American oak bourbon barrels compared to 11 months for their Herradura Reposado expression. Carbon filtration is used after aging which mellows the tequila a bit.
Tequila ReposadoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is aged from 2 months up to a year in barrels no larger than 20,000 L. Any type of wood is acceptable, although ex-bourbon barrels are most common. Reposado translates to "rested".
"The bouquet offers up aromas of grapefruit peel, dried apricots, damp earth, vanilla, and a hint of geraniums. On the palate, this has a slightly oily mouthfeel, with light agave, white pepper, butterscotch and straw. A medium finish featuring fresh agave, black pepper, cloves and Madagascar vanilla leaves the palate refreshed and wanting more. This is an excellent example of a valley (Lowlands) tequila."