Quintaliza Reposado Tequila
Hacienda de Oro, S.A. de C.V. (NOM-1522), Amatitan, Mexico
This is a unique reposado from NOM1522 - Hacienda de Oro and Master Distiller Iliana Partida. It’s certified organic and additive free. This is a double barrel reposado that’s first aged for two months in white oak American bourbon barrels and then aged for 3 months in coffee barrels. It’s the coffee barrels that give this tequila its bronze color. - On the nose, I get several aromas that create a pleasant density. There is some faint agave and raw honey notes with a hint of dry barrel that gives it a dry hay scent. There’s also a hint of bitterness, leather, and tobacco leaves. So far the color and nose are reminiscent of an anejo. - When I first taste Quintaleza I get the cooked agave sweetness and that honey note right before the density hits. The mid-palate density is comprised of the leather and tobacco notes from the nose. Some barrel spices and bitterness follow. There's some peppery heat that presents itself right before the finish. - On the finish, I get the pepper and the bitterness. There's some faint chocolate and then the coffee note finally appears. The sweetness also bleeds into the finish. - This repo also drinks like an anejo. This is an exemplary tequila for tequila aficionados because they’ll get to experience a coffee barrel finish and it’ll be good for people newer to tequila because it’s very flavorful without being too complex.