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Jose Cuervo Reserva

Jose Cuervo
Reserva de la Familia
100% de Agave Tequila


By Robert Plotkin

Clear some space on the top-shelf for ultra-premium Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia Tequila, or better yet build another shelf. First introduced in 1995 to celebrate the distillery's 200th anniversary, this magnificent, vintage-dated tequila is a museum quality specimen and will likely redefine your concept of luxury living.

As the name would imply, this highly sought after tequila was once the private domain of the descendants of Jose Maria Guadalupe Cuervo. Reserva de la Familia is a mature, well-rested 100% agave tequila crafted from the finest stocks of añejos in the Jose Cuervo cellars. The blend is comprised of tequilas that have been aged in both new charred French and American oak barrels. Typifying its artisan nature, the limited edition spirit is bottled, labeled, numbered and sealed in wax by hand. The reserve añejo is bottled at 80-proof.

You can tell you're in for a special treat the moment this elegant tequila hits your glass. The tequila has a deep, lustrous, amber color and a supple, medium-weight body. Minutes after it is poured the tequila releases its full bouquet, one laced with the aromas of flora, ripe fruit and oaky vanilla. As it rolls over the palate the tequila fills the mouth with a savory and spicy array of flavors, and then gradually subsides into a cognac-like finish.

Reserva de la Familia is a highly prized tequila, one that could only have been created by Jose Cuervo. Welcome to the good life. Salud!