Luiz Alberto, #winelover. Founder of the #winelover community, member of the Circle of Wine Writers, judge at International wine competitions, wine educator and communicator. /•/ Philip S. Kampe, #winelover: Growing up in New Orleans has opened my eyes to the world of wine, food, and culture. My heritage is a combination of French, British, and Hungarian. Add eight years of European life coupled with a wife of Italian roots and you will understand my journey into this amazing world.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
BEST REPOSADO TEQUILA 2012 RESULTS by Philip S. Kampe and William Rosenberg
Best Reposado Tequila - 2012
is fast becoming the most popular of the three NOM standard types of
100% blue agave tequilas (Blanco, Reposado, or Añejo).
The reason is simple:
Reposado (also referred to as "rested" and "aged") is Blanco tequila
that has been stored in wood barrels for between two and eleven months.
The aging gives Reposado its pale color, a pleasing bouquet, and a
mellowed taste that is gentler to the palate— perfect for sipping as
well as for cocktails.
The Tasting: The
Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting of 14 reposado tequilas with 18
pre-qualified judges. Strict tasting rules were applied. The order of
service was established beforehand by lottery. Each of the tequilas were
poured into fresh glasses from new sealed bottles, and served at
slightly above room temperature. Only ice water and neutral unflavored
nuts and crackers were available to cleanse the palate. The judges
tasted through two flights of seven tequilas each.
The judges, which I was one of, wrote
down their impressions of each product on score sheets. The scoring was
done on a 5-point system, with 5 as the best. Double-Gold, Gold and
Silver medals are awarded based on a set range of final point scores
received from the judges.
The tasting notes are summaries of the judges’ opinions.