Tapatio Reposado

Tapatio Reposado bottle

50cl, 38% ABV

A more restrained Tequila than the Blanco and aged for four months in ex-bourbon casks, two months longer than the law dictates. Tapatio Reposado is best enjoyed in a wine glass to fully bring out the honey and spicy character.

Tapatio Reposado bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Led by Tapatio’s trademark pepperiness, this is more mellow than you might expect. Fruity apple and an undercurrent of roasted agave are joined by sweet cream and a hint of wood smoke.

Palate

Again, the pepper leads the way, but doesn’t get in the way of the fruit and cream from the nose. The time spent in wood has added more spice to the already spicy spirit, although it has also rounded off some of the edges.

Finish

Spicy, but not spiky. Fades very slowly.

Comment

More restrained than some reposados, but still with bite. This is not so much about maturation in wood, but instead mellowing and allowing the rougher edges of the spirit to be rubbed away, revealing elegance beneath.