Special consideration to the Baddish Group (http://thebaddishgroup.com/) for providing the sample for the product review. All opinions are my own.
- Reposado (“rested”): aged a minimum of two months, but less than a year in oak barrels of any size
- With 100% agave tequila, blanco or plata is harsher with the bold flavors of the distilled agave up front, while reposado and añejo are smoother, subtler, and more complex. As with other spirits that are aged in casks, tequila takes on the flavors of the wood, while the harshness of the alcohol mellows.
I have to confess that in order to understand the gorgeous bottle of Casa Noble I was given to review, I had to do some homework. DH and I would classify ourselves as ‘occasional drinkers’. At a wedding or a event, we’ll sometimes have a drink. I like to think I have a working knowledge of alcohol, but tequila was never one that I felt I needed to know beyond the tequila shot, or the margarita (neither of which were ever my preferred libation.) I was intrigued and surprised at the different variations and types of tequila available. Not all tequila is the same, and Casa Noble Reposado Tequila is proof positive of that fact.
When tasting this for the first time, my immediate thought was this is a rather sophisticated liquor. This is a tequila that needs nothing to enhance it- I enjoyed it straight quite a lot. I loved the complexity – it started a bit sweet and citrus, with a middle note that moved to a hint of vanilla and ended with a very long and pleasing finish in the back of the throat of subtle spices.
Matured for 364 days in charred French White Oak barrels, this superior tequila is one of only three brands in the world that is certified organic. Casa Noble Reposado Tequila is available at fine liquor stores in a exquisite cobalt blue 750 ml bottle. For additional details and locations to purchase Casa Noble Reposado Tequila, please visit their website at www.casanoble.com/