Don Julio Añejo Tequila
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
85–89 pts.Wine Enthusiast: June, 2001
Pale straw-yellow hue that’s marred by floating debris. The initial nosings pick up a mildly sweet herbaceousness and toasted nut; the final nosings add subtle notes of wood resin and hard cheese. The taste is sweet at first as the wood impacts the flavor; then the midpalate shows caramel, wood resin and nougat. The finish is long and creamy, with butter and nut notes — smooth with a sassy bite at the tail end.
85–89 pts.Wine Enthusiast: November 15, 2007
Initial aromas of dill, brine and bitter green vegetables but the bouquet becomes muted with aeration. The palate entry is a tad sharp and acidic, but that smoothes out at mid-palate as tastes of honey, saltwater taffy and pickles take charge. Ends spirited and pungent.
F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal: March 1, 2007
The yellow hay color is vibrant and bright; flawless purity. The initial whiffs detect strong evidence of dill, brine, and bitter green vegetables (kale and escarole, especially); after another seven minutes in the glass, the aroma turns inward becoming a little too muted to my liking. The palate entry is a tad sharp in its acidic attack, but then that smoothes out at midpalate as tastes of honey, saltwater taffy, and pickles take charge. Ends rambunctious, spirited, and pungent.