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We’re on to the second round of Casa Noble’s most basic line of tequilas. We started earlier this week with the Crystal (blanco) which exceeded our expectations with a very pleasant sweetness and earthiness that was strikingly different than other blanco tequilas we’ve reviewed.
Today we’re focusing on the second level: reposado.
We’ve covered the difference between tequila levels in past articles here at Cocktails, 365, but the quick refresher:
- Reposado (Rested): Is aged more than two months but less than a year, giving it a softer, deeper feel.
- Añejo (Aged): Is aged between one year, but less than three. Even deeper.
Today we’re focusing on the reposado, which Casa Noble boasts is aged right at a year before bottling.
Nose: The agave arrives much like the blanco did. The light pepper remains, but there’s a bright oak on the end.
Neat: Much sweeter than the blanco, with a caramel flavor.
On the Rocks: Oakiness becomes much more noticeable. This is one of the better reposados we’ve had in recent past.