Price Point: $20 – $30 for 750 ML
Distiller: Tequilera Milagro
Last month, I reviewed Don Julio Añejo, one of my “go-to” spirits when I’m not in the mood for a dram of whiskey. While it is indeed a fine tequila, I noted that it just doesn’t seem to have the character and complexity of my favorite category of spirit (the namesake for this blog). The more I thought about it, the more I considered that perhaps it’s the more-than-average time Don Julio spends in the barrel (not long compared to most whiskeys) in contrast to Blancos or Reposados.
Enter Milagro Reposado, an entry level tequila with a tall, funky bottle shape that invites you to pick it off the shelf. Perhaps a little less time in the barrel will help this tequila get back to its roots.
Milagro Reposado begins with in-your-face agave, a hint of oak, and freshly squeezed citrus on the nose. You can smell the salt around the rim of a margarita glass with chips and salsa by your side. Chlorine and sunscreen also run through my mind, as this tequila exudes the scents of summer.
On the palate, Milagro Reposado is earthy and intense, but not overpowering. This is the way a tequila is meant to be, in my opinion. There’s a touch of woodiness from the short time it spends in the barrel. Milagro is salty and sweet; simple but very flavorful.
Milagro Reposado finishes with salt and lime.
Rating & Recommendations
Milagro Reposado earns a rating of 80 out of 100.
For the money, you can’t beat this tequila. It’s an easy sipper with plenty of flavor. I would recommend this to the novice and connoisseur alike, and will be seeing more bottles of this on my shelf.