Tequila Don Julio Primavera is a particular version of the distillery’s reposado, completed in casks which beforehand held wine infused with macerated orange peels, “hanging the stability of citrus and honey.”
It’s a singular strategy to tequila, however does a particular wine cask (and a cool, rounded-base bottle) benefit a $150 price ticket? (One whose signature drink is combined with membership soda and topped with an orange wedge?)
The actual deal is much less orange in shade than the image above would have you ever imagine, although it’s actually on the spectrum. The nostril doesn’t significantly cue you in to something overtly citrusy, presenting as a contemporary reposado with a modest caramel punch, a gentle herbaceousness, and, after an extended whereas in glass, a touch of tangerine peel.
There’s positively extra citrus on the palate, the place a wholesome tangerine/mandarin character and a lightweight sweetness evokes Sunny Delight — excuse me, Sunny D — to the purpose the place I’ve to imagine mentioned “juice” would make for an ideal mixer with this tequila. Notes of vanilla, caramel, and milk chocolate all make for traditional reposado fodder, a spritz of citrus discovering a stronger buy on the conclusion. As you sip by way of the glass, the orange-heavy impression grows.
Very mild in physique from begin to end, this is likely one of the most light reposado tequilas I’ve encountered, maybe because of the orange peel affect brightening issues up. That’s a enjoyable little impact however, you already know, for a 3 determine price ticket… Worth issues in our scores.
80 proof. “Solely” 26,000 circumstances produced.
B+ / $150 / donjulio.com