Tequila

Made from the blue agave plant, tequila holds its historic origins in Mexico. While Mexico is legally designated as the sole producer of 100% agave tequila, mixto (blended) tequilas can be produced internationally. A clear spirit upon distillation, tequila can achieve a darker color over time, or from the addition of caramel or other added flavors. There are four types of tequila that are distinguishable by age—Silver or blanco (white) tequila is generally un-aged; gold or joven (young) tequila is un-aged tequila flavored with caramel; reposado (rested) tequila is aged anywhere between 2-9 months, and añejo (old) tequila is aged for 1-3 years. After 3 years in the barrel, an aged tequila is considered to be "extra añejo.” Silver and resposado tequilas are primarily used for cocktails, while longer-aged tequilas are often reserved for sipping straight up. Our tequila reviews will give you a general idea of what to expect from tequila and will help you find the best tequila to suit your needs. Browse our database of tequila reviews and ratings, or add your own reviews for an existing selection.

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98
points

Tequila Don Julio 1942

  1. $125
A stunning limited-edition añejo. The golden color and caramel scent hint at what’s to come: sweet agave flavor, a lingering whisper of smoke and mellow notes of tropical fruit, Sauternes and butterscotch.  — K.N.  (5/1/2011)
96-100
points

Los Arango Reposado 100% Agave Tequila

  1. $60
Displays pleasant green vegetable (asparagus, kale) aromas right upfront along with a background agave brininess; further air contact stimulates a creaminess that’s oily and sinewy. Palate entry is long, satiny, with vibrant tastes of chili pepper, salt and steamed asparagus; midpalate is full-weighted, juicy, sweet, toffee-like and oily.  — P.P.  (7/1/2009)
96-100
points

Herradura Añejo 100% de Agave Tequila Natural

  1. $65
The bouquet features wonderful aromas of caramel, cream, pastry dough and nutmeg with a background hint of honeyed peanuts. Entry is spicy and full-bodied; the midpalate displays a trace of vanillin that supports the more vibrant flavors of brine, salt, green vegetable and green pepper. Finishes clean, a touch smoky and delicately spiced. A classic añejo Tequila…  — P.P.  (2/1/2009)
96
points

Casa Dragones Tequila Joven Sipping Tequila

  1. $275
Although billed as a joven, this Tequila is blended with a touch of añejo. The end result is extraordinarily smooth, with a very sweet, fruity, almost wine-like nose but a bold, pure peppery flavor that finishes cleanly. The packaging is gift-worthy, presenting the bottle in a gold-and-robin’s egg blue box, like a precious jewel.  — K.N.  (5/1/2013)
96
points

Siete Leguas Reposado

  1. $45
Excellent all around, for sipping or mixing, this highlands Tequila has a delicacy and an almost whiskey-like feel to it. Pale straw, almost no color at all, with lightly smoky and herbaceous flavors finishing with a hint of vanilla.  — K.N.  (5/1/2012)
96
points

Riazul Premium Tequila Añejo

  1. $60
This Tequila is aged for two years in oak barrels previously used for Brandy/Cognac production. The aging shows in the bewitching scent of toffee and sarsaparilla, and deep flavors of caramel, amaretto, Tootsie Rolls, honey and espresso. Weird and special.  — K.N.  (5/1/2011)
96-100
points

Gran Patron Burdeos Añejo 100% de Agave Tequila

  1. $500
Delightful aromas of dill, asparagus, baked bread and black peppercorn; following aeration subtle notes of vanilla, just-sawn oak, loose leaf tobacco and fennel are added. Entry is poised, sap-like and delicately honeyed; midpalate is regal, satiny textured, rich in grapy yet vegetal and spicy flavor. Concludes long, layered and succulent.  — P.P.  (12/1/2009)
96-100
points

Herradura Silver Blanco Suave 100% de Agave Tequila Natural

  • Best Buy
  1. $55
The bouquet is marvelously animated with vibrant herbal and earthy aromas of dill, green pepper, mace, hemp and tilled earth. Entry is intensely herbal and earthy, and keenly peppery; at midpalate the acidity fuels the flavor push of brine, dill, soil, textile and light spice. Concludes as peppery and forceful as it began. A world-class spirit.  — P.P.  (2/1/2009)
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