Well my lockdown miniatures have lasted well – these are the final two tequila.
The big brand Jose versus an unknown Bambarria.
Neither are 100% Blue Agave – so both can contain permitted additives as laid down by Mexican rules.
Presented at 38% ABV Jose is aged between 2 to 12 months being Reposado – whereas Bambarria – a Joven – is unaged.
So onto the tasting!
Jose Cuervo Especial Reposado
A soft pungent agave nose. Very easy on the palate with a lively white pepper kick on the rear.
Soft agave with just a hint of smoke peeking through. Easy palate developing a signature peppery spice. The long lasting finish left me licking my lips!
Both display classic tequila attributes & are easy drinking.
If anything Bambarria just endeared itself better to my palate with a winning finish that had me sitting out in the Mexican sun!
Well – it’s the nearest thing to travel 2020 has allowed!