Distilled from 100% Blue Weber Agave by Distillery Productos Finos de Agave, Jesús María, Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico.
Age: Six months in American oak barrels.
Appearance: Lighter in hue than even many blancos; a lightly oily consistency and very long legs.
Nose: Considerably more vegetal than one expects from a reposado, with a balanced blend of fruit and wood.
Flavor: Robust—almost aggressive—with distinctive notes of agave nectar and black pepper.
Finish: Extraordinarily long, piquant, and even.
Conclusions: A reasonably distinctive entry in an increasingly crowded field, this tequila’s budget-sensitive price point recommends it, particularly to someone looking to build a basic collection.
Cocktail Recommendation: Because, like this tequila, it balances sweet and dry—and is nothing if not a study in contrasts—I recommend a Perfect Manhattan, with tequila subbing for rye whiskey, of course.