Viva XXXII Tequila Reposado
Viva XXXII // Mexico
This reposado is estate grown and rested for 6 months in American oak barrels. No caramel colors have been added. The bottle is adorned with a chihuahua named Phil, the brand's mascot--Viva XXXII donates 10% of its net proceeds to animal abuse prevention.
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".
Cask TypeAmerican Oak
"Unfortunately the nose on this tequila reads a little reductive with earthy barrel flavors dominating the agave freshness. Some of the aromatics that do peak through have an odd floral character to them. What the barrel steals from the nose it gives to the palate which is rich and chewy and has an almost scotch-like meatiness. The telltale agave spice is released on the finish, but this tequila could have been a more interesting product with better barrel management."