Tequila Somonque Reposado bears a strong similarity to a good smokeless whisky. Due to an entirely natural fermentation process, this tequila takes a longer time to produce, and is worth the wait. For a reposado it is rather on the light, sweet side of the flavour spectrum thanks to the notes of (ex-bourbon) American oak, and each sip slips down like silk.
Initially strong and very herbal. After oxygenation the bouquet becomes more subtle, with underlying notes of oak, dates, wild honey and orange blossom.
Astonishingly light and smooth. Silky, with a tinge of sweet citrus fruits.
A lovely balance of creaminess and sweetness. It's easy to detect dried fruits like banana, apricot and pineapple with caramel, topped off with a clear hint of vanilla and hazelnut.
Long, with a tinge of cooked agave throughout. Initially oaky and spicy (cinnamon and root ginger) but becoming gradually dry.
Bright yellow gold.