Clase Azul Reposado Tequila has a memorable finish, it leaves no bite that I typically get from most tequila brands. The bite isn’t a bad thing, it’s just not present in this Clase Azul offering, just a smooth buttery finish that reminds me more of an aged añejo product. Granted, at USD $79.99 suggested retail I am guessing it’s closer to that of a higher aged product.
The flavors are fairly complex and may take some time to pick them all out (so many sips) and you can easily make a game of it. While we only found a few of the most obvious, like a white pepper in the aroma, I’m sure other more experienced tequila drinkers will find great fun in the flavor profile. I thought it would have been slightly heavier in mouthfeel for the price, there is nothing truly wrong with a medium bodied profile.
The bottle is definitely a shelf piece, something to converse about during drinks, but I think the liquid itself holds up to a great conversation as well. I almost feel as if the product should be in a more subtle bottle so that the liquid can surprise and stun its consumer without the flashy warning of “we have to be good to be in such a crazy flashy bottle.”
If you can find a deal online for under $USD 79.99, I’d definitely take that opportunity. With today’s tequila’s ranging from $60 to even $130, they’re not out of line on price tag…but it is a bit steep for the average drinker.