Dos Manos Reposado Tequila
Tequila Valley, Jalisco, Mexico
A 100% agave tequila that manages to come in at an entry-level price point. From the lowlands of Jalisco and aged for 6 months in ex-bourbon barrels, Dos Manos Reposado is a true work-horse tequila. Geared toward cocktails and those looking to party with an inexpensive bottle of tequila that they actually won't regret the next morning.
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".
"First of all, 100% agave is a good start and the price point makes it better. But where it really counts (the taste), this tequila really delivers. On the nose vanilla, ginseng root, black pepper, green banana and pineapple. The palate is light and easy with notes of black pepper, tons of vanilla, caramel, pineapple and sage. There is a bit of bitterness on the finish, which all things considered isn't much of a problem. The slightly tannic texture is an added bonus."