Bottle of Don Julio Blanco

Don Julio Blanco

Type: Tequila
Brand: Don Julio
Nom
1449
1285 Ratings See All
$44.99
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Production Details
NOM : 1449 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Los Altos) ,
Region : Jalisco (Ciénega) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extraction : Roller Mill ,
Water Source : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : 100% agave, Stainless steel tanks ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Stainless Pot w/Copper Coil ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : -

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Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

67
Agave (cooked)
38
Alcohol
33
Citrus
33
Pepper (black)
19
Vanilla
14
Vegetal
12
Yeast/Dough
12
Earth
11
Agave (raw)
7
Grass
6
White Pepper
6
Butter

Flavors Detected

61
Agave (cooked)
41
Pepper (black)
39
Alcohol
28
Citrus
21
Vanilla
14
Earth
13
Vegetal
9
White Pepper
9
Yeast/Dough
9
Butter
7
Agave (raw)
7
Lime

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Ninja
114 ratings
  • 78 Rating

Aroma : Alcohol, agave, earth, and some medical aromas predominate. Taste : Cooked agave and alcohol are the top 2 flavors, but there is also some degree of citrus, vegetal, and earth. A little more one dimensional than I would like. Finish : Very light with some citrus and alcohol. I can find this for around $45 a bottle, and while this certainly a good tequila, it's a tad overpriced for what you get, and there are far better tequilas to be had at this price.

Tequila Badass
440 ratings
  • 74 Rating

Aroma: Agave, asparagus, lime, zest, grape fruit and green tea. Palate: Agave, citrus, sugar cane, camomile, avocado cream, asparagus, vegetal, and pepper dominate the paladar, but finish with a slight burn and alcohol after taste

Tequila Badass
412 ratings
  • 78 Rating

It’s a lot sweeter than I remember, the aftertaste is a little hollow but entirely drinkable.

Tequila Connoisseur
70 ratings
  • 78 Rating

Flavor is agave forward Finish slightly thin but maintains flavor

Tequila Wizard
715 ratings
  • 78 Rating

This used to be like comfort food when I really didn’t want to think too much about what I was drinking. But in recent years, this blanco has taken on some suspect aromas and flavors: cotton candy and a bitter finish.

Tequila Savant
234 ratings
  • 76 Rating

Baked Agave, graham crackers

Tequila Savant
226 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Unique and enjoyable flavor, mixes well.

Tequila Ninja
194 ratings
  • 65 Rating

nose is strong on the raw agave and plastic. a little spicy. the plastic gets stronger in the tongue with a decent finish of citrus and pepper.

Tequila Honey Badger
1092 ratings
  • 74 Rating

Quite a bit of yeast on the nose. This is an older mini sample bottle from not too long after Diageo took over distribution of DJ. The yeast continues in the mouth, it is almost like drinking bread and I say this while mostly sober.

Tequila Badass
334 ratings
  • 67 Rating

The aroma is sharp and harsh with notes of bread/yeast and medicinal alcohol. There is some agave aroma here but it is overwhelmed by the other notes. The flavor opens with a bitter almond taste with a bit of butter and sweetness. Both these flavors remain as a strong, peppery spice follows. The finish is medium length and leaves a bitter aftertaste. 8/6/2015

Tequila Savant
218 ratings
  • 75 Rating

An earthy aroma of agave and citrus. Mild sweet agave flavor with black pepper and citrus. The finish is short with a crisp bite.

Tequila Wizard
859 ratings
  • 70 Rating

Green agave aroma very present, not much to my liking. There's a sweetness to it as well, which is also present when tasted. The flavor is quite flat and simple. The finish is quite rough.

Tequila Ninja
192 ratings
  • 63 Rating

Gave it another try and it was ok. But thin...

Tequila Savant
226 ratings
  • 74 Rating

former bottle was better

Tequila Savant
262 ratings
  • 72 Rating

Light nose. Slightly oily. Clean and smooth with some pepper. Not too complex. No big agave. Easy lingering finish. Better than Patrón. Still prefer smaller-market tequilas, but decent sipping if you're stuck at Chili's.

Tequila Ninja
77 ratings
  • 80 Rating

Soft and slightly complex, but not overbearing with lots of sweet, floral and citrus tones. This was for the Mexican market so it was 38% (rather than 40%), and I believe it was one of the last batches to get out before they changed the fermentation process as I find a lot more yeasty notes in the newer DJ blancos while there was only a touch of this on the nose.

Tequila Lover
10 ratings
  • 83 Rating

agave mint spice pepper lemon popcorn

Tequila Connoisseur
59 ratings
  • 74 Rating

This is like the season wrestler who’s been in the business forever. He may botch a move from time to time, but he’s still good, available at moments notice and gets the job done. Old reliable when you’re at a bar and need something decent.

Tequila Aficionado
48 ratings
  • 70 Rating

It’s run of the mill. Not bad, not good. I’m sure Don Julio is presenting to a mass pallet, and that’s cool. But for buck bang I would spend elsewhere.

Tequila Freak
16 ratings
  • 78 Rating

Light aroma with a hint vanilla. Smooth and oily/buttery with a faint vanilla flavor that’s not watery. However, the flavor is a little too bland. Soft on the palate and a smooth finish with no spice. Flavor is smooth and easy to drink but nothing memorable that stands out. Very unassuming and well done tequila but lacking in flavor.

Tequila Freak
20 ratings
  • 74 Rating

At many restaurants this is the only decent choice. It’s not terrible, but I always walk away thinking it’s adulterated. It surely is to some degree.

Tequila Fanatic
16 ratings
  • 96 Rating

One of my favorites! Totally recommend (:

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 50 Rating

Terrible taste. Strong alcohol scent. Gives me a headache when opening the bottle.

Tequila Freak
20 ratings
  • 69 Rating

There really isn't a lot to this tequila - it has mild traces of all the "standard" flavours (agave, pepper, citrus, some floral/grassy notes) but I struggled to identify much beyond. Alcohol nose hit quick but didn't bother me much after that. Went down smoothly without much lingering. Decent Blanco that could be a go to for mixing or less experienced drinkers IF it was half the price (value dragged this rating down). Reminds me of Olmeca Altos, which is the best bang for your buck IMO

Tequila Aficionado
54 ratings
  • 67 Rating

Very alcohol forward and harsh without the benefit of a strong agave or pepper flavor. Plenty of value priced tequilas that I world recommend before this. Probably fine for mixing

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The Tequila Tourist
Aug 19, 2012

Review #176 - Don Julio Tequila Blanco

Don Julio is just a solid brand and tequila at all levels. It's good for mixing and sipping. It's easy to find and pleasing on many levels.