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    Re: Tequila Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick M. View Post
    Max, I'm looking at Excellia Reposado, the new version of 1921 Anejo and Casa Noble XA. Any opinions on those?

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    I really enjoyed both the Excellia blanco and aņejo, so I assume that the repo would be a good as well. The new 1921 is very solid too...especially if it can be found around $40. Casa Noble XA is a dark chocolate bomb of a tequila. It's got lots of complexity and is a worth a try. It might be a try before you buy sort of tequila though unless you tend to like a touch of bitterness and loads of chocolate in your XA.

    And to add to the conversation about Excellia, I would choose the blanco over the Aņejo if given the choice as well. It's one of the few rested blancos out there and it really works for the brand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    So true! Scarlet does tend to conjure certain images amongst southern belles both then and now!

    The Excellia is in Georgia but I have sometimes had to get a store to special order it for me as it is not always on the shelf. Escorpion downtown near the Fox has it by the glass. Used to have the occasional extended Wednesday "lunches" there (which believe it or not sometimes even included food...) until the Wednesday tastings got to be a regular feature.
    I met Grover and Scarlet last fall. Grover was one of the most engaging and nice people around. A ton of fun to have a little liquid lunch with him and talk tequila. Scarlet didn't seem as interested in hanging out, but seemed nice. Many of the tequila loving people in the world have been some of the nicest people that I've met. Generous with their time and company. G&S fall into that group. Great site and really nice people.

    If you haven't checked out their Tequila Matchmaker App, you should. It's pretty cool and has a wealth of info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    I really enjoyed both the Excellia blanco and aņejo, so I assume that the repo would be a good as well. The new 1921 is very solid too...especially if it can be found around $40. Casa Noble XA is a dark chocolate bomb of a tequila. It's got lots of complexity and is a worth a try. It might be a try before you buy sort of tequila though unless you tend to like a touch of bitterness and loads of chocolate in your XA.

    And to add to the conversation about Excellia, I would choose the blanco over the Aņejo if given the choice as well. It's one of the few rested blancos out there and it really works for the brand.
    Thanks, Max! Very helpful.

    Rick

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    Stumbled upon a bottle of Arette reposado for $30 which seems like a really good price. (Hi Times has it for $45 or so and Binny's is selling it for $50.) Thoughts from anyone who has had it?
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    Max, do you know if they are producing the Dos lunas Anejo again? I really enjoyed a bottle I bought about 18 months ago. I ran across a place that had a couple more. I thought they were discontinued.


    Didn't they age the Anejo bottles in bourbon barrels longer than most. The precious bottle was the sweetest and most bourbon tasting tequila I had ever had.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ejmharris View Post
    Max, do you know if they are producing the Dos lunas Anejo again? I really enjoyed a bottle I bought about 18 months ago. I ran across a place that had a couple more. I thought they were discontinued.


    Didn't they age the Anejo bottles in bourbon barrels longer than most. The precious bottle was the sweetest and most bourbon tasting tequila I had ever had.


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    I'd jump on those ASAP because I think they are no longer producing it. Get 'em all if the price is right!
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    Went ahead and picked up the Arette reposado after the store owner dropped the price even further from $30 to $25. He said the bottle had been sitting there quite a while and he wanted to move it, so I was happy to oblige. I read Max P's review, and I know he wasn't too keen on it, but I read a very favorable review from Dave Driscoll over at K & L so I thought I'd find out for myself. I'll post something when I get around to opening it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclebunk View Post
    Went ahead and picked up the Arette reposado after the store owner dropped the price even further from $30 to $25. He said the bottle had been sitting there quite a while and he wanted to move it, so I was happy to oblige. I read Max P's review, and I know he wasn't too keen on it, but I read a very favorable review from Dave Driscoll over at K & L so I thought I'd find out for myself. I'll post something when I get around to opening it.
    I should probably revisit it. Arette's distillery is pretty solid and at $25, it's definitely worth a try. I will also mention that while I really like David, it's his job to sell bottles. You'll never see anything from him that says something is mediocre or sucks. And there's plenty of stuff on the K&L shelves that he has bought as a spirit buyer that fits the mediocre profile.

    And regarding Dos Lunas, I've seen some adds in the recent past for it. I think that it may have been purchased and re-branded as an ultra-premium club type tequila. Their website is still up and they have a list of online vendors. The few that I clicked on didn't have it FWIW. http://doslunas.com/onlinevendors.html

    Anyway, I may have to look into it some more. I did like that line and at the prices that Hi Time had a while back I should have bought more...as if I needed more tequila.
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    Hank and Kevin, I appreciate the info. I have also been looking online recently and found a couple retailers selling it but hadn't pulled the trigger on any yet. I jumped at the chance to get a couple when I saw it the other day. I cracked open the new bottle to see if it compared with the previous one I had. Still pretty damn good new or not. I think I will grab the other bottles just to have around.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    I should probably revisit it. Arette's distillery is pretty solid and at $25, it's definitely worth a try. I will also mention that while I really like David, it's his job to sell bottles. You'll never see anything from him that says something is mediocre or sucks. And there's plenty of stuff on the K&L shelves that he has bought as a spirit buyer that fits the mediocre profile.

    And regarding Dos Lunas, I've seen some adds in the recent past for it. I think that it may have been purchased and re-branded as an ultra-premium club type tequila. Their website is still up and they have a list of online vendors. The few that I clicked on didn't have it FWIW. http://doslunas.com/onlinevendors.html

    Anyway, I may have to look into it some more. I did like that line and at the prices that Hi Time had a while back I should have bought more...as if I needed more tequila.
    I know what you mean, about a spirit buyer's tendency to crow about the products they are trying to sell. In the case of Arette, DD actually went so far as to say it is his very favorite tequila, bar none. He mentioned that it's not the best he's ever had, but that it remains his favorite nonetheless because of the way the agave shines through (or something to that effect). Whatever the case may be, for $25 I figured I couldn't go wrong, as I can always move tequila during the summer months when friends drop by for a barbecue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ejmharris View Post
    Hank and Kevin, I appreciate the info. I have also been looking online recently and found a couple retailers selling it but hadn't pulled the trigger on any yet. I jumped at the chance to get a couple when I saw it the other day. I cracked open the new bottle to see if it compared with the previous one I had. Still pretty damn good new or not. I think I will grab the other bottles just to have around.
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    I really enjoyed the one bottle of Dos Lunas anjeo I bought last year from Hi Time which I believe I paid $22 for, if memory serves me. We blew through most of the bottle in one night which I didn't mind doing because I just figured I'd get a few more, only to discover that Hi Time no longer had any. Bummer! Now I see it around on-line for $45 or so but never actually see any in the wild. I'm not sure I like it at that price point when I can get Siete Leguas or El Tesoro anejo for the same price but I'd certainly like to get more if it returns to store shelves and a sale is going on. What did you end up paying for it, if you don't mind my asking? I should mention that I too saw that the Dos Lunas web site and Facebook page is up and running but they never responded to my email inquiry about product availability in my area. I'll let you guys know if they ever do get back to me.
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