- Name: Cenote Reposado Tequila
- Type: Tequila, Reposado
- Age: Aged 3-6 months
- Region: Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 40%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
Cenote Reposado showcases a beautiful golden straw color, indicating its time spent aging in oak barrels, and suggesting the richness and complexity within.
The nose is immediately inviting, blending aromas of cooked agave with more subtle notes of vanilla, toasted almonds, and spices like cinnamon and clove. Underneath, one can discern a gentle waft of oak, indicating its barrel-aging process.
On the palate, this tequila is extraordinarily smooth and rounded. The sweetness of cooked agave takes the lead, followed by flavors of vanilla, caramel, and mild tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. A subtle layer of earthiness, along with hints of pepper, add depth and character.
The finish is smooth and lingering, showcasing the soft, round flavors of vanilla and caramel, accompanied by a light note of spice that adds complexity without overpowering. The oak from the barrel aging is more present here, imparting a final, enduring note of warmth.
The texture is silky and somewhat oily, lending a full-bodied mouthfeel that allows the flavors to coat the palate gracefully.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
At Third Base Market & Spirits, Cenote Reposado stands out as a top-tier tequila for both sipping and mixing. The balance of flavors allows it to shine in sophisticated cocktails like a classic Margarita or a Tequila Old Fashioned, as well as being enjoyed neat or on the rocks.
This tequila pairs well with a variety of foods, from light appetizers like guacamole and ceviche to heartier dishes like grilled steak or spicy Mexican cuisine.
Cenote Reposado tends to be consistently available, but its balance of quality and affordability makes it a popular choice that can quickly sell out. We recommend checking with Third Base Market & Spirits for current availability.
In conclusion, Cenote Reposado is an expression of mastery over the tequila craft. Its careful aging in American Oak barrels imbues the spirit with richness and complexity without sacrificing the vibrant, fresh qualities that make tequila such an admired spirit. Whether you are new to the world of tequila or a seasoned aficionado, Cenote Reposado offers a unique and highly satisfying experience.