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The Best Reposado Tequilas

A Reposado Tequila is one that has spent between two months and a year aging in an oak barrel.

This post presents a list of the Best Reposado Tequilas that you can buy today!

Volans Reposado Single Barrel

  • Nose: Agave, vanilla, earth, ripe fruit
  • Palate: Agave, pineapple, caramel, earth
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat, rocks
  • Similar to: Volans Blanco

The vast majority of Tequilas are made from a blend of barrels but Volans is drawn from a Single Barrel.

In general, spirits drawn from a Single Barrel taste better as distillers ensure using the best barrels for this releases.


The nose is light, with a an agave note, followed by vanilla, ripe fruit, an earthy note of wet soil and just a tad of oak.

On the palate, Volans feels creamy providing a great mouthfeel. Flavor hits hard with agave flavor, followed by roasted pineapple, delicate caramel and more of the wet soil note from the nose.

The finish lingers with pleasing warmth on the way down and a touch of dried fruit.

Is it good?

Volans is crafted at El Pandillo by the Camarenas along G4 Tequila so rest assured this is not only good but the best Tequila to buy within this category.

Ocho Reposado Widow Jane

  • Nose: Agave, cinnamon, mint
  • Palate: Agave, pecans, cinnamon, mint
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat, rocks
  • Similar to: Ocho Plata

As the name implies this Tequila was aged in Widow Jane Bourbon barrels. I’m not fond of that bourbon as it tastes like Dr. Pepper but Ocho is free of that taste.


The nose is rich in agave, followed by cinnamon and mint.

On the palate, the Ocho Widow Janes provides an incredible mouthfeel as it feels chewy and smooth.

Flavor hits with agave, followed pecans, cinnamon and mint, with an earthy note coming late to the party.

The finish is long, with the level of warmth that you expect from a good Tequila and a good hit of baking spice.

Is it good?

Not cheap yet under $100, but the flavor makes up for it entirely providing something great for bourbon drinkers looking to join the Tequila bandwagon.

It is also crafted by the Camarenas which is all you need to know is good.

Siete Leguas Reposado – Personal Favorite

  • Nose: Agave, oak, vanilla
  • Palate: Agave, oak, vanilla, pepper
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat, rocks
  • Similar to: Patron Reposado

Siete Leguas Reposado is what I drink at my favorite cantina and taco joint so I can’t recommend it enough.


It is quite easy to sip, sweet with a nice oaky flavor from the time spent on the wooden barrel and a slight late pleasing burn that makes it incredibly good.

This is a very clean tasting pour, rich in roasted agave, with hints of oak, vanilla and caramel and a whiff of black pepper and cinnamon.

Even those who are new to this type of Tequila will find it easy to like.

How do I drink it? Neat. If you are not into this style of drinking serve it on the rocks.

Is it good?

When Patron Tequila was launched back in 1989 its whole production took place in the Siete Leguas’ distilleries.

Patron’s growth and success was such that in 2002 they opened their own state of the art distillery down in Mexico where they entirely replicated Siete Leguas’ production process.

We can safely say that Siete Leguas is Patron’s daddy.

Siembra Azul 15th Anniversary Reposado

  • Nose: Agave, brine, oak
  • Palate: Agave, grapefruit, baking spice, dried fruit
  • Alcohol content: 84 proof (42% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat, rocks
  • Similar to: Casamigos Reposado

To celebrate 15 years in business, Mexican-born David Suro has launched a blend of two fine Reposados such as Siembra Azul and Viva Mexico.


The nose is light as you have to dig in to get cooked agave aroma, with a touch of brine and oak.

On the palate, the 15th Anniversary feels oily providing a pleasant mouthfeel.

Flavor is smooth yet tasty, rich in cooked agave, followed by a grapefruit note. Baking spice and dried fruit come later adding a nice bourbon-like touch.

The finish lingers with very little heat, a touch of caramel and baking spice.

Is it good?

Siembra Azul 15th Anniversary is lovely to drink. The nose is light but flavor is full of agave flavor at first with dried fruit and dried fruit coming late to the party making it quite satisfying.

Very little to no heat, rich in natural flavors as it tastes legit and free of additives providing a good experience from nose to finish.

Not so easy to find but if you are lucky to come across Siembra Azul I recommend piling on it as it’s quite good and one I can’t recommend enough.

Casa Noble Single Barrel Reposado


I’m including another Single Barrel as I’m particularly fond of them.


The nose hits with a blast of bitter chocolate followed by agave, light oak and a touch of vanilla.

On the palate, Casa Noble displays a medium body providing a decent mouthfeel.

The first sip brings dark chocolate and black pepper at first, followed by toasty oak, caramel, along a tad of orange coming late to the party.

The finish lingers with a pleasant burn on the way down, with more chocolate which is the constant theme from nose to finish and a bit of pepper.

Is it good?

Casa Noble Single Barrel Reposado offers a great nose, smooth on the palate, with a bit of heat on the finish that builds as you drink it delivering a solid experience from nose to finish.

At a price hard to beat for a triple-distilled Tequila, made from 100% organic agave and drawn from a single barrel making it a keeper you should add to the cabinet.

Fortaleza Reposado

  • Nose: Agave, oak, caramel, pineapple
  • Palate: Butterscotch, mineral, smoke
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat, rocks
  • Similar to: Fortaleza Añejo


Fortaleza Reposado in an aromatic tequila with more scent than most bourbons or cognacs out there.

The nose leads with toasted agave, along vanilla, oak and a floral note.

On the palate, you get agave and olive flavors perfect balanced against butterscotch, vanilla and oak notes with a mineral note with a nice creamy mouthfeel.

The finish is medium to longpleasantly warm, but not burny. Is rich in agave, oak and vanilla with just a touch of black pepper.

Is it good?

Fortaleza Reposado strikes a solid balance between agave and the sweet and oaky flavors coming from the bourbon barrel, with very little warmth delivering an entirely satisfying tequila.

This Tequila is smooth and tasty making a great sip and one of the best Reposado Tequilas and one of the best Tequilas to buy!

How to drink it? Drink it neat or rocks if you want to chill it a bit. Please do not use as a mixer, at the end of this list I’ll show you a solid mixer at an attractive price.

ArteNOM Seleccion de 1414 Reposado

  • Nose: Honey, agave, vanilla, alcohol
  • Palate: Agave, vanilla, caramel, oak
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat, rocks
  • Similar to: ArteNOM 1146

ArteNOM is a brand created Jake Lustig, an American who grew up in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.

The releases from this brand are sourced from the best distilleries in Mexico.

In particular, this release is crafted by Feliciano Vivanco in Arandas from estate-grown agaves and spends 10 months in ex-bourbon barrels.


The nose brings sweet honey at first, followed by agave, vanilla and a whiff of alcohol but nothing terrible.

The palate feels creamy providing a good mouthfeel.

Flavor is hits with agave, followed by pleasant legit sweetness, with subtle caramel and vanilla, followed by oak.

The finish lingers forever with a pleasing warming note to it and and oak.

Is it good?

ArteNOM is an easy yet satisfying drinker striking a great balance and must-try for real Tequila aficionados.

G4 Reposado

  • Nose: Agave, grapefruit, caramel, black pepper
  • Palate: Agave, pepper, butter, citrus, oak
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat, rocks
  • Similar to: G4 Añejo


The nose brings moderate agave scent, followed by a note of grapefruit, along caramel and a drizzle of black pepper.

On the palate, G4 Reposado has a creamy body as it shows a good texture.

Flavor brings agave and black pepper, besides butter, citrus and oak notes.

The finish is long, with very little warmth leaving a lingering cinnamon note.

Is it good?

G4 Reposado is the product of aging G4 Blanco for 6 months in ex-bourbon barrels.

The result is a tequila with less agave flavor, while adding caramel, vanilla and oak notes along some interesting hints such as grapefruit and butter.

Overall, G4 is solid reposado Tequila that preserves agave flavor while adding subtle oak, vanilla and caramel notes.

Discover more about this top brand crafted by Carlos Camarena, who could well be the best master distiller, by reading my post Best G4 Tequila where I rank every bottle.

Mijenta Reposado

  • Nose: Banana, watermelon, cinnamon, agave
  • Palate: Black pepper, ripe fruit, agave, clove
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat, rocks
  • Similar to: Mijenta Blanco


Nose is uncommon as it brings a rich banana note, followed by watermelon, cinnamon and agave.

On the palate, Mijenta hits with black pepper at first, followed by agave, banana and a dash of clove

The finish lingers bringing a good balance of sweet and spicy notes.

Is it good?

Mijenta is a brand of recent creation crafted by Master Distiller Ana Maria Romero.

Mijeta not only tastes good but is concerned about sustainability, community, authenticity, and artisanal production.

Agaves used to make Mijenta are grown free of pesticides and herbicides which has become a major matter of concern by some aficionados.

Bottled are made exclusively from recycled materials and labels are made from bagasse, which is waste coming from agave.

Herradura Reposado Colección de la Casa Port Cask

  • Nose: Agave, caramel baking spice
  • Palate: Agave, baking spice, vanilla
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Nea, rocks
  • Similar to: Herradura Seleccion Suprema

This is a double barreled release. First rested for 11 months in medium-char American white oak casks, followed by an additional 2 months in port casks.

The port casks were hand-picked from Portugal and previously used in the aging of port from the Douro Valley.


The nose brings some heat at first, followed agave, caramel notes and baking spice.

On the palate, Herradura brings a very nice warming sensation. Flavor is rich in agave, cinnamon, nutmeg, along vanilla and a dash of black pepper.

The finish is long, bringing warm to your chest making a very rewarding sip.

Is it good?

Not an easy find, though, but if you can find it enjoy it while it lasts as this release has been in the market on and off but a great alternative to Don Julio Primavera as it feels more robust and nuanced.

El Tesoro Reposado

  • Nose: Cinnamon, lime, chocolate
  • Palate: Agave, vanilla, mint, lime, smoke
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat, rocks
  • Similar to: Tesoro Añejo


As opposed to other reposados El Tesoro has less oak flavors which is weird coming from a spirit that aged for 11 months in ex-bourbon barrels.

Packed with nice tasting notes making it a pleasing pour.

Is it good?

El Tesoro is quite smooth as it goes down nicely with no burn or bad bite. Palate is clean, rich in vanilla and mint with a nice smoky note coming in late making a solid sipper to be drunk neat or rocks.

El Tesoro Tequila was founded in 1937 by Don Felipe Camarena who who was raised in a family that had previously been making tequila since the early 1800s.

However, after 50 years in the agave distilling business, the family’s distillery was destroyed during the Mexican civil war.

Don Fulano Reposado

  • Nose: Peach, cinnamon, agave, vanilla
  • Palate: Agave, oak, cinnamon, smoke
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat, rocks
  • Similar to: Don Fulano Blanco


The nose has a fruity note that reminds of peach, followed by cinnamon, agave a light vanilla touch.

Palate brings agave, followed by oak, cinnamon and a very subtle touch of smoke making it more interesting than the average Tequila.

The finish lingers with a sweet taste and very little warmth making a great sipping Reposado.

Is it good?

Don Fulano, which barely translates into John Doe, is crafted at the Tequileña Distillery along Tears of Llorona which is the best Extra Añejo Tequila along other top brands such as Fuenteseca.

ArteNOM 1146 which could well be the best Añejo Tequila is also crafted here so Don Fulano not only is good by association but has its own merits to break into this list.

Suerte Reposado – Best under $50

  • Nose: Agave, vanilla, oak, earth
  • Palate: Agave, oak, caramel, cinnamon
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Cocktails
  • Similar to: La Gritona Reposado


Nose hits with agave at first, followed by vanilla, light oak, caramel, along a soft earthy note.

On the palate, Suerte displays a thick body providing a good mouthfeel.

Flavor is rich in agave, easy on the oak, along caramel and cinnamon notes with just a dash of black pepper.

The finish has a solid length, with very little warmth to it, rich in baking spice making it quite good.

Is it good?

I like Suerte Reposado so much that I put it on top of the list of the best Reposados under $50 and good enough to be one of the best Reposados as a testimony of how good I think it is.

Good flavors that seems legit as I don’t detect artificial notes making me think that this is a legit Reposado, well balanced and quite solid on the finish making something I recommend buying.

Tequileño Reposado – Best for the Money

  • Nose: Agave, oak, vanilla, apple
  • Palate: Agave, oak, cinnamon, clove, apple
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat, rocks
  • Similar to: Casamigos Reposado


On the nose, you get a rich agave scent, followed by apple, oak and vanilla and a bit of alcohol.

Flavor is rich in agave, with more of the apple you get on the nose, along cinnamon, clove and oak spice.

Finish is long and pleasantly warm, with a rich citrus note and subtle oak.

Is it good?

You’re unlikely to find a better entry level Reposado! Rich in agave flavor, with just a touch of vanilla and oak and free of additives and artificial sweeteners. 

Tequileño Reposado is completely legit making it the best affordable reposado.

Delivers great value for the money making it a champ in terms of value and the best reposado for the money, one of the best value Tequilas to buy and one of the few Reposados free of additives.

Cabrito Reposado – Best for Cocktails

  • Nose: Oak, caramel, agave, grass
  • Palate: Agave, marshmallow, oak
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Cocktails
  • Similar to: Espolon Reposado

Cabrito is a quite popular Tequila in Mexico where it is used mainly as a Tequila for mixed drinks.

It’s incredibly affordable and 100% agave (as every Tequila presented in this roundup) guaranteeing a headache-free morning as long as you drink it with moderation.


The nose brings some ethanol at first, but it fades away as you let it breathe. Oak aroma pops-up, followed by caramel, agave and a note of grass.

On the palate, Cabrito feels creamy which is surprising for a Tequila at this price range. There is a bit of warmth on the first sip but nothing that can’t be tamed with a large ice ball.

Flavor brings a sweet marshmallow note, along agave and just a bit of oak spice.

The finish lingers with pleasing heat and a a bit of oak spice.

Is it good?

Surprisingly good at this price point in which Tequilas tend to taste like rocket fuel making something worth having at home for Reposado cocktails or drinking on the rocks.

Best Reposado Tequilas: Price chart

Price are approximate and stated in USD:

Volans Single Barrel$72
Ocho Widow Jane$85
Siete Leguas Reposado$55
Siembra Azul 15th Anniversary$60
Casa Noble Single Barrel$60
Fortaleza Reposado $57
ArteNOM Seleccion de 1414 Reposado $60
G4 Reposado$59
Mijenta Reposado$65
Herradura Reposado Colección de la Casa Port Cask$100
Tesoro Reposado$47
Don Fulano Reposado$55
Suerte Reposado$40
Tequileño Reposado$25
Cabrito Reposado$17

Consider further options by reading my post: Best Reposado Tequilas under $50 if you are drinking on a budget.

If you are a bargain hunter look into my roundup with the Best Reposados under $30!

Which is the best Reposado Tequila?

Volans Reposado & Ocho Widow Jane

  • Every Tequila mentioned here is quite good as I have hand-picked every single one.
  • Volans Reposado and Ocho Widow Jane are incredibly good and a must-try to a real Tequila aficionado.
  • Fortaleza Reposado, Siete Leguas Reposado and G4 Repo are also great options for those who don’t want to go that high in terms of price.

Good Reposados that didn’t make the cut

These Tequilas are good and widely available, but not good enough to make it to the the top:

Casamigos Reposado

  • Nose: Vanilla, caramel, agave
  • Palate: Agave, vanilla, almond, caramel
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Rocks
  • Similar to: Patron Reposado, Casamigos Añejo

The nose is quite sweet and rich in vanilla at first, followed by a note of roasted agave.

Casamigos Reposado has on oily and soft mouthfeel, is smoky upfront with a taste of honey, vanilla, baking spices, salted caramel and agave sweetness; its well balanced.

Casamigos Reposado is quite tasty and smooth with a bit of heat and spice on the tail that plays nicely.

Overall, Casamigos Reposado is a smooth easy sipper, more interesting than its unaged sibling but a bit warmer making it a good choice for bourbon aficionados.

In fact, this is the best Casamigos release and one of the finest Reposados in the market, with a flavor profile that drinkers of all levels will appreciate alike.

It drinks nicely neat or rocks but I would not use it as a mixer due to its price. There are several better options to make cocktails.

This is my favorite Casamigos and one I can’t recommend enough!

Don Julio Reposado

  • Nose: Roasted agave, caramel, oak. vanilla
  • Palate: Agave, vanilla, citrus, caramel, oak
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Rocks
  • Similar to: Patron Reposado, Casamigos Reposado

Nose displays notes of roasted agave, along caramel, vanila and a tad of oak.

On the palate, you get a good body along a smooth mouthfeel. Flavor of agave and vanilla up-front, along citrus, caramel and oak.

The finish is medium to long, with very little warmth with more agave, vanilla and caramel.

Don Julio Reposado is a soothing Tequila and easy drinker. It strikes a solid balance between sweet, spice and oaky notes making a nice sipping tequila especially for bourbon drinkers curious about agave spirits.

This tequila is remarkably smooth with nice vanilla and citrus notes balanced by underlying sweetness and oak. Fully flavored with low burn and a light caramelized finish making one of the best in its class.

Don Julio Reposado is a good sipper that you can easily drink neat or rocks. I would not use it as a mixer due to its price; there are several tequilas for half the price that can deliver a good margarita.

Is Reposado more expensive than Blanco?

Reposados are on average 20 to 30% more pricey than blancos.

Reposados are on average 20 to 30% more pricey than blanco tequilas. Why? Aging process consumes resources and real estate. Those bourbon barrels from Kentucky are in high demand, now stuff like Cuban cigars, peppers or pickles are being aged in ex-bourbon barrels.

How is Reposado Tequila made?

Reposado is the product of aging Blanco Tequila from 2 to 12 months

Reposado is the type of tequila that has been “slightly aged” or matured between 60 and 364 days in an oak barrel. The time spent in contact with the barrel gives this tequila its distinctive amber hue along with sweeter flavors than those a silver tequila has to offer.

How does reposado taste?

Aging adds subtle oak and vanilla notes

The time spent in the barrel changes not only the color of the tequila giving it an amber hue, it also morphs the flavor making it sweeter and oaky with enjoyable dried fruit and vanilla notes while preserving the precious flavor of sweet cooked agave.

Is Reposado Tequila smooth?

On average Reposados tend to be smoother and sweeter than Blancos

The tequilas I have presented in this round-up are incredibly smooth and mak excellent sippers that you can enjoy neat or on ice. I would not use as mixers except for Cabrito which is quite affordable and better suited to make margaritas.