Tequila - Reposado
Tres Sietes Reposado 100% Agave Azul Tequila
This is a Tier 2 score in the Tequila category. It means critics have highly recommended the spirit as a benchmark in the category.
Owned by Brady Bunte, Tres Sietes tequilas are made in their own facility where they make their tequila "from field to glass." They claim to combine French distillation techniques with Mexican tradition. The name is translated as "Three Sevens" and meant to invoke ideas of good fortune. It is produced at Fabrica Tres Sietes and "tequila guru" Frank Gonzalez, who oversees the state-of-the-art technology that steams the agave rather than bakes it in the oven. This in turn lessens the amount of (evil tasting) methanol in the distillation.
(Some notes from Tasting Panel Magazine, April, 2011)
Tres Sietes Reposado tequila is their rested ("reposado") expression, meaning it will have aged briefly in oak for between 2 and 11 months, giving it a light color and deepening flavor. They call it "playful, refined," and "a beckoning to an unforgettable evening."