There's a lot of fun aspects of writing about tequila. The most obvious being that drinking is most often fun and delicious. Getting beyond that, so much of it becomes an opportunity with which you can share tastings and opinions with friends...locally or around the world. I've gotten to know, met and have enjoyed having conversations with many people around the globe about tequila, which makes me feel very blessed since this blog started out as just me hacking away in the basement sipping on something and writing notes on a blog that I never expected anyone to read and mostly for my own personal reference of my likes and dislikes.
For Casazul (NOM 1489) and most of my recent reviews, the tastings have been done as blind samples shared by friends, enthusiasts and in this case, a sample for the Monterey Tequila Festival. All comments and scores are submitted without any knowledge of the product and the price is only given at the end to be able to judge on value. I rarely give out point totals just because it's easy to score expensive bottles high. If you're a familiar reader of this blog, you know that my goal has always been to find and recommend value priced gems. Casazul is a reasonably priced reposado in a fairly basic looking bottle. All of the other brand info can be found by visiting Tequila Matchmaker's page on the product as well.
Aroma: Citrus, buttery agave and pine notes on the nose. Pretty good intro.
Initial Taste: A touch of sweetness and earth. The buttery agave is present as well.
Body: The body is thin and a touch watery. Medicinal notes are present as well and overshadow the agave and barrel notes.
Finish: The finish is a combo of smoky and spicy elements and the medicinal harshness that ruins the pleasant flavors that were initially present.
This bottle started on a promising note, but it all fell apart as the sips continued. Not the worst diffiuser product that I've tasted, but for the price range, there's just better products out there to be sure. The search continues for more...