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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Review 47: Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado

Review 47
Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado: 40% abv

In this review, we cover the second of the Jose Cuervo Tradicional line. These means it's still 100% pure agave, which is again a good thing. To clarify the "reposado" designation accompanied with this tequila, reposado implies that the tequila is "rested", or aged in oak barrels for at least 2 months and no longer than a year. So what has oak done to this tequila for it's resting period? Well on the nose, one can smell honey, agave, a floral note, pineapple, cantaloupe, and pepper, with slight earthy undertones. Looking at the taste, there is a more prominent maltiness than with the silver, along with hints of barley, honey, honeydew melon, agave, cayenne pepper, vanilla, apple, molasses, butterscotch and that same earthy character detected in the nose. The finish is hot like a cinnamon burn, with jalapeƱo, anise, agave and cinnamon sticking though, although disappointingly still medium short. Overall, this is a vast improvement over the Silver. This isn't a shock, as most reposado tequilas are going to have more quality and run for more dough as well. Here's the conclusion:

Score: 8.0/10

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