Riazul Reposado Tequila
Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Riazul is a brand founded by Iñaki Orozco, who inherited land in the Jalisco Highlands passed down by a family of Mexican revolutionaries, and identified it as an ideal place to grow agave and produce tequila. The reposado is aged 9 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels.
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 oak flavors are somewhat heavy, but still allow the essence of agave to rise to the surface. Caramel, vanilla and milk chocolate mingle with golden pear, orange and lime zest. Warm and hot spices from the oak swing back into the finish, ending with a pop of mint. This is a richer style of reposado than most, but with good authenticity of agave flavor."