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Review: Tapatio Reposado


Tapatio Tequila Reposado (2016) - 40%


I'm a big fan of the tequila that Carlos Camarena produces at La Altena (older Ocho blancos, Tapatio Excelencia, so much El Tesoro). I haven't explored Tapatio (outside of Excelenia) as closely as the rest of the brands, but my casual interactions have all been positive.


According to the brand literature, Tapatio Tequila has an 80+ year history in Mexico. The reposado was introduced in 2013. Agave pinas are baked for 4 days, fermented by an 80-year old yeast culture, double-distilled in Tequilano Pot Stills, and aged 8 months in used Jim Beam American oak barrels.

 

Notes: Nice balance of oak and agave on the nose - fresh peppers, lime, minerality, light spice and oak. Weight is great on entry - full and buttery. Dries out quickly with oak and minerality. Light wood and baking spaces add some complexity toward the back. All in all, the structure is short - round up front, quick to dry out.


Score: 6 (Solid) Clean, straight forward, and very enjoyable.


 

Rating System

10 - Reevaluate The Budget

9 - Stash Two (If Able)

8 - Stash One (At The Right Price)

7 - Highly Recommend It To Strangers

6 - Solid - Above Average

5 - Acceptable For The Situation

4 - Not Vocally Complaining

3 - Anything Else To Drink?

2 - Nothing Nice To Say

1 - Drain Pour

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