Mijenta Reposado was aged for up to six months in a combination of American white oak, French oak, and French acacia casks. As with Mijenta’s Blanco, Mexico-based Maestra Tequilera Ana Maria Romero oversaw the entire creation process of the Reposado. Just 6,500 produced were created as part of the first batch.
On the nose, the Tequila offers a delicate and inviting vanilla nose with notes of bergamot, honey, preserved fruits and orange blossom flowers. The palate delivers rich flavors of cooked agave, honey, vanilla with a mid-palate of cacao nibs. The finish is described as long and generous.
Mijenta Tequila was founded by former Bacardi CEO Mike Dolan, Juan Coronado and Elise Som. It was created in collaboration with Romero.
“Mijenta deeply respects the terroir of the Jalisco highlands, which is why we have aspired to craft a Tequila that brings forth the region’s famous mineral-rich, red alkaline soil and unique fruity notes,” said Romero to the Spirits Business. “Our vision is to allow for the cooked agave, its spices and aromas to continue to develop delicately by interacting with both the used American oak casks and the new French acacia and French oak casks.
“This process ensures that the aromas balance while the ageing brings forth soft and deep flavors with a powerful mouthfeel. Each element is carefully calibrated to obtain an aromatic palate and a silkiness that is entirely unique to Mijenta.”
The Tequila is best enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as part of a nightcap cocktail. It pairs well with dry fruit, soft cheeses, game meat, as well as flavorful Asian dishes. For dessert, Reposado is best savored with vanilla flavors, coconut, and semi-bitter chocolate.
Mijenta Reposado is currently on sale for $69 and can be purchased via ReserveBar.