Tequila 1921 Reposado
Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Tequila 1921 is made from agave grown in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. The reposado is distilled twice in stainless steel with copper coils and aged 4 to 6 months in American white oak barrels. Note: this review is for the latest release made under NOM 1535 at Destilería Morales in Arandas. It had previously been produced as a more rustic and traditional product under NOM 1097.
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".
"If anything this version under the new NOM is fruitier and more complex than under 1097, which was more of a spice bomb. Strong flavors of vanilla, walnuts and oatmeal raisin cookies soothe the palate. A welcome balance of citrus, stewed agave, oak and grassiness cut the sweetness just enough. All of this leads to somewhat abrupt finish, but at least it goes out smooth."