Tequila Tapatio Reposado
Tequila Reposado — Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Reviewed December 14, 2018 (edited December 20, 2018)
I’ve barely have had 2 or 3 tequilas in my lifetime. Was simply never a fan. Somehow, just never made it to the red wine love and whisk(e)y lust category for me, unlike mezcal...which for some odd reason I’ve liked. This one...not too shabby. Had this tonight at a Mexican restaurant, Friday evening out with a friend. I’m actually liking it. Who knows...can be that my bar is set so low with tequila. You know, like back in high school. You’re friends with every member of the football team, because they’re all hiring you for book reports, SATs, and homework, but you meet that one player who can actually get the 800 bare minimum needed to get a scholarship without paying you $1000 to take it for him. Yeah like that. Just catches you off-guard. So, anyway...nose: can’t ever freakin’ smell anything on tequila’s aroma. Is it supposed to? Maybe my olfactory senses are shit now, with old age and global warming. Taste: less vegetal, more crisp lemony grassy. No burn or nip in the finish. WTF? Isn’t tequila supposed to make me pucker up in the finish? This has a great mild smooth finish with lingering herbal basil taste. I won’t be replacing my red wine or whiskey anytime soon, but good to know there are other damn decent options out there.
@PBMichiganWolverine - yes, I can picture you as a young Sheldon in high school. :)
@PBMichiganWolverine Yeah I was thinking that myself, not to sure if it's cos I tried a really good Mezcal or that it has components i like in addition to many Tequilas e.g. the smokiness and richness not found in the Tequilas I tried.
@Soba45 What’s strange is that I really like mezcal, but not so much tequila...same family of plants. Maybe it’s the distillation technique that makes the difference.
Yeah I'm the same, haven't had a lot of Tequila maybe cos I associated it with salt and lemon (often up the nose and in the eyes!). I did do one tasting session a while back and a couple were ok but didn't really convert me. The Jose Reserva Familla I had as a one off I was like ok this I like! Still like you definitely behind whiskey, cognac and red wine for me.
U r saying u were never a fan of tequila yet u only tried 2 or 3? Seems like u haven't tried enough tequila to judge an opinion on tequila. U rated Semantal Añejo 5 stars.