Don Julio 1942 100% Agave Tequila (750ml)
One of the most sought after Tequilas on our shelves.
In 1942, at the age of 17, Don Julio Gonzalez opened his first tequila distillery. The name now tags a top portfolio of Blancos to Añejos. Blue agaves up to twelve years of age are hand-picked at the peak of their sweetness and ripeness. Rich clay soils and larger planting spaces ensure maximum nutrition and sunlight yielding a sweet plant that’s ideal for premium tequila. After being slowly cooked in masonry ovens at Don Julio's 'La Primavera' distillery, the juice that is obtained from the agaves is subsequently double distilled in pot still 'No.6' - a tiny still filling just three barrels per run - then aged for 32 months in recharged American oak barrels, though some reports suggest even longer. Regardless, it comes close to being classified as 'Extra Anejo'. Created to commemorate the opening of the distillery and presented in an elongated, tapered, amber glass bottle resembling an agave leaf, the '1942' remains one of the most acclaimed and sought-after tequilas on our shelves. Unfortunately, supply continues to be erratic.
Other reviews... 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. 98 points - wineenthusiast.com
...Brilliant golden colour. Sweet, elegant, vanilla, cream, nougat and brown spice aromas. A supple, silky entry leads to a dryish, spicy medium-bodied palate with round and delicate brown spices, buttered caramel apples, and baked pineapple flavors. Finishes with a long fruit, crushed flower petal, and spice fade. Very elegant and drinkable. International Review of Spirits Award: Gold Medal 93 points (Exceptional) - tastings.com
5 stars - diffordsguide.com