In 1942, at the age of 17, Don Julio Gonzalez opened his first tequila distillery. The name now tags a top portfolio of 100% blue agave tequilas from Blanco to the Añejo. Blue agaves up to twelve years of age are hand-picked at the peak of their sweetness and ripeness. The rich clay soils and larger planting spaces ensure maximum nutrition and sunlight yielding a sweet plant that’s ideal for premium tequila production. After being slowly cooked in masonry ovens at Don Julio's 'La Primavera' Distillery, the juice that is obtained from the agaves is subsequently double distilled.
Julio’s 1942 Añejo tequila was created to commemorate the opening of the distillery. It has been aged for two and a half years in oak barrels.
Expert Review: Brilliant golden colour. Sweet, elegant, vanilla, cream, nougat and brown spice aromas. A supple, silky entry leads to a dryish, spicy medium-bodied palate with round and delicate brown spices, buttered caramel apples, and baked pineapple flavors. Finishes with a long fruit, crushed flower petal, and spice fade. Very elegant and drinkable. Rating 93 (Exceptional) - www.tastings.com