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Apr 10, 2009 10:04 AM

Tequila 5150 Reposado

Last weekend I had the chance to shoot three tequilas alongside a wickedly delicious sangrito for a Texas bbq feast. A new one for me was the Tequila 5150 Reposado. The most eyeopening quality was the luscious, almost syrupy mouthfeel. This one goes down smooooth. Kissed with toasty oak imparting some spicy vanilla notes, this tequila is quite fruity giving the impression of sweetness but finishes quite dry.

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  1. interesting. Your descriptions don't sound like you were shooting them which is a crime against good tequila.

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    1. re: scubadoo97

      You're right, I'm a sipper not a shooter. Just thought that would be a more colorful verb. :-) I've only had tequila straight a few times, and can't think of when I last posted to the Spirits board.

      While I enjoy tasting them, they don't tend to stick in my mind, however, this one definitely did. It was very interesting to try it, followed by the 1921 reposado, which drinks more like an anejo. Liked the 1921 very much as well. The third tequila was Herradura reposado, which has a lovely honey tone but not as much spice as these two. Our host had squeezed a bunch of limes and I had expected to drink mine as a margarita on the rocks, but these were so interesting and easy to sip, I stuck with them straight.

      1. re: Melanie Wong

        What a treat to have Melanie talk tequila.
        Chowhound converted me to good tequila. Please continue to post your impressions.
        My current favorite is El Tesoro. I'm still not good at describing the subtle flavors, but fruity struck a cord. Not something I would have ever equated with tequila when I was a pup.

    2. 5150? Is this another Sammy Hagar venture? 5150 is a pretty obvious Van Halen reference. If this isn't Hagar, it's obviously trying to steal some market share from Cabo Wabo (Sammy Hagar brand).