Two Top Tequilas

Lunazul's Blanco and Reposado

 


By Marcia Simmons
This article originally appeared at Drink of the Week.

Lunazul Tequila is a smooth, 100% blue agave tequila that tastes more expensive than it is.

Lunazul Blanco
In general, the blanco variety of tequila can sometimes be too harsh, if not done well. However, Lunazul Blanco is very smooth while still possessing a little heat.

It has a strong agave nose (which is a good thing) with a hint of fruitiness. There's a mild floral taste accompanied by a hint of pepper and citrus. It's extremely pleasant with a lingering agave taste at the end.
Overall, I'd highly recommend Lunazul Blanco. It would make a mean margarita, especially the kind made with agave syrup instead of triple sec.

Lunazul Reposado
The Lunazul Reposado has a clean agave nose, like the blanco, with an added spiciness like mild cinnamon.

It has a lovely grassy undertone with some orange and nutty notes. There's a bit more of a kick to this one than I was expecting, since the blanco was so smooth.

But it has a nice velvety mouthfeel and mineral finish that leaves your palate feeling clean and ready for more.

Verdict:
Both Lunazul offerings were outstanding and far above average. I'd highly recommend either! I think the Blanco is more remarkable, especially compared with other blanco offerings at this same $20-$25 price. However, the Reposado is a strong product that can definitely hold its own. It's just not as unique in the whole field of $40-$45 reposado tequilas as the blanco is, in my opinion.

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Comments

  • Snooth User: Pick6
    164082 15

    You really need to try Don Valente. It is the best I have ever had.

    Mar 03, 2011 at 2:40 PM


  • I'll definitely give it a try - but my all time favorite is Don Pilar, rich and smooth!

    Mar 04, 2011 at 2:22 PM


  • Snooth User: Sbyre888
    356733 1

    Is the desire the absolute best tasting? Or, the absolute best tasting for the money? Since I am quite poor at the moment, I choose the later. Don Valente is $50+ and Don Pilar is $40+. Not really in the ballpark of Lunazul....however, if in NH you can currently get El Charro Silver and Reposado 100% Blue Agave for $13.99 and also has a $5 mail in rebate, so we're talking as low as $9 for 750ml. An amazing deal! http://www.tequila.net/tequila-revi...
    NH Liqour website: http://ice.liquor.nh.gov/public/def...

    Mar 04, 2011 at 3:00 PM


  • Snooth User: arnieswine
    212254 29

    Aha Toro Repasado !!

    Mar 05, 2011 at 7:48 PM


  • Highly recommend the Lunazul. Absolutely outstanding margaritas.

    Mar 07, 2011 at 2:49 PM


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