El Tesoro Reposado Single Barrel

Type: Tequila
Nom
1139
412 Ratings See All

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Production Details
NOM : 1139 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Los Altos) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Altos Southern) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extraction : Tahona ,
Water Source : Natural spring water ,
Fermentation : Wood fermentation tanks, 100% agave, Open-air fermentation ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : Used barrels, Bourbon barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 40.5% abv (81-proof)
Other : No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

35
Agave (cooked)
21
Pepper (black)
17
Vanilla
15
Oak
13
Citrus
11
Minerals
11
Caramel
8
Herbal
8
Vegetal
6
Honey
5
Whiskey
5
Butterscotch

Flavors Detected

40
Agave (cooked)
31
Pepper (black)
25
Oak
21
Vanilla
17
Citrus
13
Caramel
11
Minerals
7
Honey
6
Whiskey
6
Vegetal
6
Barrel Spice
6
Butterscotch

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Wizard
784 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Mirate x Tesoro Single Barrel On the nose; cooked agave, barrel spice, cinnamon, clove, caramel, & mineral. Aged for 9 months On palate; same as above plus toasted almonds/nuts, slightly fruity, dehydrated fruits, and fresh cracked black pepper.

Tequila Ninja
172 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Ballard Cut barrel Aroma: first flavor that comes through for me is cinnamon, some fruity… dried pineapple. A hint of barrel. A faint scent of whiskey. Dried tobacco. Flavor: tobacco, agave, dried pineapple, lemon zest and orange peel. Finish: short. Nice tingle. Not super complex at the end. This is a nice expression of El Tesoro Reposado. The aromas a little different than their standard repo, but the flavor is similar. A winner, as always, coming from La Alteña.

Tequila Badass
435 ratings
  • 88 Rating

El tesoro Single Barrel Reposado NOM 1139  Jalisco (los altos) Lote: BO41-L272 bottle 104/240 Tasting date July 16, 2022 Production: limited edition, 40.7% abv - Stone/brick, tahona, wood tanks, open-air ferm, copper pot; aged 9 mos in ex-bourbon barrels. natural spring water, Distilled to proof, additive-free Nose: agave, fruit, honey, oak, caramel, mild pepper. Nose is complex and well-balanced Taste: agave, honey, pepper/ a little fizzy, oak. Sweet in a good way, natural and not overly sweet and ends with a subtle heat/pepper Finish: agave with pepper and a mild heat/warmth that lingers. Subtle and nice

Tequila Ninja
116 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Aromas of leather, pepper, agave, burnt brown sugar. Some light oak in there too. Flavor is sweet (but not fake or overwhelming) brown sugar, oak, agave and pepper. Sweetness reemerges in the finish but very balanced. Not too woody. Overall a cut above the regular Repo and though a slight difference, a welcome one.

Tequila Ninja
108 ratings
  • 89 Rating

A fresh and spicy aroma, reminiscent of freshly-cut jalapeño peppers, with a rain water like minerality blended with cooked agave, and just a hint of vanilla. Smooth across the palate, with a slight spiciness to it that presents itself stronger on the finish. The finish lingers with a slight sweetness, and a hit of black pepper.

Tequila Ninja
138 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Story: I have been sleeping on reposados, so I’m giving them some more love. I’ve got El Tesoro Total Wine SiB, B065-1277, bottle 140/240, aged 9 months, 40.2% abv Aroma: Sweet and grassy agave, hint of honey. Extremely “clean”, I get almost nothing but agave and honey. The faintest ethanol, Palate: The agave is front and center, and it’s just so clean and bright. Very crisp and clean, i almost imagine that this would be the liquid equivalent of taking a bite out of an agave, that’s what I “feel” when tasting it. Getting some Barrel spice on the back end, and that honey note keeps popping up for me. Surprisingly little heat, even for the mild 40.2%. Verdict: Buy it (if you can find it still). Amazing stuff. I’ve had ET Repo and this is a different animal. It’s so crisp, clean, and bright. If you asked me what agave tastes like, I’d point to this bottle. It’s mellowed by the barrel aging but still retains all of the excellent characteristics of the underlying tequila. It’s too bad I can’t try this years iteration of the other barrels, but I’ll definitely grab some if I find them around.

Tequila Ninja
128 ratings
  • 85 Rating

This review is for the Festival Foods bottling of this tequila. Aromas of smoke, pine, and herbs clear the way for light agave after opening up a bit. The flavor is medium bodied and somewhat oily with a fiery cinnamon spice note. This is followed by leather, oak, and baking spice. The agave is ever so light here. The finish is medium in length and possesses more agave than the initial taste lets on. I like this, but the fruitier character of the standard Reposado is a little more appealing to me.

Tequila Phenom
364 ratings
  • 84 Rating

as with all Carlos Carmarena expressions, agave is still at the front of this reposado. nose has agave, citrus, some oak. flavor brings out the citrus (grapefruit). finish holds on to citrus, with some oak and whiskey at the very end. $20 more than the regular reposado, but worth a try

Tequila Savant
206 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Worth the price difference than the regular repo personally. Smoother and a nice flavor

Tequila Ninja
195 ratings
  • 91 Rating

The nose put this over the reposado same finish a#1 1139

Tequila Badass
434 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Binny’s 2019 releases B096-L264 and B080-L264: Vegetal and lime. It’s nice, but nothing particularly special. I liked B080 (#2) better, but I’d rate them an average of 77. DFW Tequila Club / Loyalty Liquors 2021 release B074-L277: this one is my favorite ET single barrel so far. The nose is ok but the taste is delicious. I’ll rate this one an 87.

Tequila Ninja
161 ratings
  • 89 Rating

This single barrel is aged 10 months in ex-bourbon barrels. It is very typical of El Tesoro, meaning its crisp and herby with citrus and peppery notes. The aroma is of agave and the high mineral content in La Alteña’s spring water. The palate is by no means dominated by wood/oak, in fact it is very agave forward with a nice, viscous mouth feel. Very well-rounded tequila by Carlos.

Tequila Honey Badger
1326 ratings
  • 87 Rating

I have tasted 5 of these single barrels including all 3 from KL Wines which are now OOS. Carlos and his daughter categorized around 40 barrels into 3 groups and KL picked a barrel from each category. Barrel 110 is soft with citrus and pepper, barrel 117 was more herbal while the last, barrel 158 had more minerals and a big agave punch to it. The differences are very much in evidence when tasted side x side x side. Other than the 3 KL barrels the rest were sent to various retailers around the country. The remaing barrels were blended together and bottled as the regular reposado and designated lot 001 with the new retail package.

Tequila Warrior
40 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Slightly sweet after taste I like this

Tequila Savant
239 ratings
  • 82 Rating

A little disappointing but still pretty good

Tequila Ninja
159 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Selected by K&L Wine: Presenting a refined and inviting aromatic composition, the delicate aroma unfolds with nuances of soft ethyl, subtle minerality, gentle hints of softwood, and a delicate interplay of caramel and butterscotch, accompanied by faint ethereal notes and a restrained presence of alcohol. Upon the palate, a symphony of flavors harmonizes gracefully. The taste journey features notes of oak, wine-esque caramel, a subtle whiskey undertone, rich cacao, barrel spice, honey, and a gentle caress of light pepper that lingers on the tongue but disappears without ready notice. A delightful interplay of sweet nuttiness, minute brine, light citrus, a hint of floral essence, and the faint fading embrace of maple contribute to a multifaceted tasting experience. The culmination of this delightful expedition is found in the finish, where light wood and caramel notes persist, accompanied by a gentle fade of minerality. Vanilla and sugar add a sweet complexity, while subtle ethylene/alcohol notes and faint smoke contribute depth. The superb conclusion is marked by a refreshing essence of light minerality.

Tequila Maniac
36 ratings
  • 85 Rating

From K&L Wine Merchants Nose: Sweet cooked agave, vanilla, oak. A little banana and minerality. Palate: Cooked agave, not as sweet as the nose led me to believe. Black pepper, oak, vanilla, baking spice, and grapefruit peels. A little honey comes through on the second sip. Finish: Black pepper, anise, and ethanol. Very short.

Tequila Warrior
46 ratings
  • 88 Rating

The SB from The Tequila Collective. Nose: Agave and oak with some pepper and vanilla Mouth: Sweet agave with oak. Some pepper but left vanilla on my mouth for the finish. A very good selection!

Tequila Lover
12 ratings
  • 72 Rating

Not in balance or smooth. Scotch and heat too much for base style to handle. Would not recommend. Also cork was very dry and may have allowed oxidation, break was early and finish dry.

Tequila Savant
235 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Crisp and clean on the nose. Hardly any alcohol smell or taste. Agave, pepper, oak… very slight sweetness with a nice easy finish.

Tequila Fanatic
17 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Ex Bourbon: B105-L285 Aged 9 months Bottle 86/240 Wonderful. And great value for $60

Tequila Maniac
34 ratings
  • 87 Rating

This is a great value bottle in my opinion. Good taste and great for the price point.

Tequila Connoisseur
66 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Aroma: the highlight for me. Sweet Agave, vanilla, banana, oak, coconut. Fruity and oaky. Black pepper. Amazing. Pallet: much more spice forward on the pallet. Cooked agave, black pepper, vegetal, cinnamon, allspice. Great warmth with a medium to long finish. Value 8/10. Solid Reposado if you can find it!

Tequila Connoisseur
60 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Bottle 122, Carlos Camarena special reserve. Easy to sip, full flavor, great tequila.

Tequila Ninja
164 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Very pleasing honey and brown sugar notes throughout. Light barrel presence lets the robust agave shine through. B009-L285 Bottle No: 97/240 LIMITED EDITION TOTAL WINE NCA SELECTION