Don Modesto blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 32) tequila review

It HAD to happen. Sooner or later a new brand would arrive on the scene that tasted like it had been made decades ago (an age of fewer shortcuts) and was just sitting in a warehouse awaiting its proper debut time. Well that time has come, and its name is Don Modesto!

Here’s a new brand that is full of earthy spice, and features soft, well-rounded edges in its flavor profile. Lippy was completely onboard for ALL ages of this stellar juice. Each age varietal was a great representative of its class. The repo was softened and sweetened by the wood, but not “dumbed-down” by it. The anejo added an integrated complexity to the repo while losing little of the spice and tongue-jangly heat.
Get out your wallets, people. Th’ Lip is rating Don Modesto a “buy”!

TEQUILA STATS:

BRAND: DON MODESTO

NOM: 1531

AGAVE SOURCE: Lowlands

GENERAL TASTING NOTES:

Don Modesto forsakes the easy (read: SWEET) path to the American palate and instead serves up LOADS of roasted agave bathed in a spicy and earthy stew.  The blanco’s complicated flavors of citrus and slightly bitter minerals come through in all the ages of the brand.  This is a brand to buy a lot of and smile about later when your friends ask for another glass!

FLAVOR Profiles (out of a possible 4 points)


Music Picks From This Show:

Ad Ogni Costo” – Ennio Morricone

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“Yegelle Tezeta” – Mulatu Astatke (“Broken Flowers” soundtrack)

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“Florida Fantasy’ – John Barry (“Midnight Cowboy” soundtrack)

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4 Responses to “Don Modesto blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 32) tequila review”

  1. Rastaman April 11, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    I just checked out this episode Lip and I was taking notes! Sounds like Don Modesto is an all around great sipper worthy of giving a try. I’m definitely going to check it out!

  2. Rastaman April 11, 2010 at 5:00 pm #

    Looks like the reposado was your favorite but you recommend all three ages! Excellent! Way to go Don Modesto!

  3. admin April 12, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    Well RIGHT ON, Rasta. You’ve been BUSY here in the archives!

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