Bottle of Don Julio Blanco

Don Julio Blanco

Type: Tequila
Brand: Don Julio
Nom
1449
1828 Ratings See All

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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

85
Agave (cooked)
50
Alcohol
43
Pepper (black)
41
Citrus
27
Vanilla
21
Vegetal
16
Earth
15
Agave (raw)
13
Yeast/Dough
10
White Pepper
10
Grass
7
Butter

Flavors Detected

83
Agave (cooked)
59
Pepper (black)
51
Alcohol
43
Citrus
32
Vanilla
20
Vegetal
18
Earth
15
Butter
12
Agave (raw)
11
White Pepper
10
Yeast/Dough
9
Lime

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Guru
99 ratings
  • 76 Rating

I picked up a half size on sale for $19, and I regret it. On the nose, agave is there, some citrus and a bit of maybe pepper, but there’s ethanol and an astringent note that I’m not fond of. A little pepper. It opens up after a while and is more or less fine on the nose. On the palate, cooked agave is there, the citrus is there, not much else going on. A little ethanol. Slightly bitter finish. Overall this is…fine. It’s clean, it’s okay. Trying after Don Nacho which was quite good and half the price, this is a huge letdown, but nothing a few limes and agave nectar can’t fix. I’m only going to say “Yes” on recommend because it is a clean and inoffensive, and widely available. Patron is better imo but this is fine.

Tequila Ninja
129 ratings
  • 72 Rating

Solid tequila. Sweet, good amount of pepper and a bit of spice. If I can’t find an artisanal tequila I’ll happily go with Don Julio Blanco.

Tequila Phenom
324 ratings
  • 79 Rating

Slight pepper and citrus notes. A light, clean Blanco. Great for sipping on ice with a splash of club and a squeeze of lime.

Tequila Ninja
128 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
460 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
446 ratings
  • 78 Rating

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

Tequila Guru
76 ratings
  • 78 Rating

Flavor is agave forward Finish slightly thin but maintains flavor

Tequila Savant
223 ratings
  • 89 Rating

I love the agave taste of this tequila

Tequila Wizard
838 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 Phenom
320 ratings
  • 76 Rating

Baked Agave, graham crackers

Tequila Phenom
320 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Unique and enjoyable flavor, mixes well.

Tequila Ninja
199 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
1241 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
409 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
226 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 Honey Badger
1001 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
196 ratings
  • 63 Rating

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

Tequila Savant
245 ratings
  • 74 Rating

former bottle was better

Tequila Savant
276 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
160 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 Fan
2 ratings
  • 23 Rating

Watery, sweet, peppery, agave, notes of citrus

Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings
  • 55 Rating

Had always thought Don Julio was high quality. Very harsh for me. Alcohol, burn, not a lot of good flavor.

Tequila Warrior
42 ratings
  • 74 Rating

Used to enjoy this more. I do still like the one in Mexico. His grandson makes a better product with Lalo today.

Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings
  • 76 Rating

it's smooth and went down ok. I think it's average. has an alcohol aftertaste but at least it does smell and taste like tequilla.

Tequila Fanatic
15 ratings
  • 68 Rating

Neutral nose Neutral flavor Don’t like the aftertaste Similar to Patron

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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.