Review: Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia Tequila 2008 Edition

Review: Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia Tequila 2008 Edition

One of the rarest and most expensive tequilas reasonably available on the market, this is Cuervo’s top of the line. It is produced once a year (each with a unique wooden box to contain it), blended from old tequilas that have been in oak for an average of three years and, in some cases, up to 30 years. Each year (since 1995), 17,000 bottles of the Reserva de la Familia are released. I have one of them.

The 2008 Edition features a box designed by abstract artist Fernanda Brunet, and inside the bottle you’ve got some serious tequila. As with most of Cuervo’s higher-end tequilas, it doesn’t wander far from agave. Many extra-old anejos are overwhelmed with oak and vanilla flavors after spending so long in the cask, but Reserva de la Familia is proud to be a tequila.

The agave is instantly recognizable on the nose and the first sip. Close your eyes and briefly smell: You might not even realize this is anejo. Sipping the spirit indicates otherwise, as a flood of bourbon-like sweetness hits you, knocking that agave out and mellowing the liquor’s heat with creamy, light wood and smoky notes plus a good slug of sweetness, vanilla and sweet cream. The finish creeps up quickly, a return to those herbal, agave roots as the finish fades away. Then it’s back in for another sip…

Very addictive, and tantalizing even at that whopping $100 price. Invest in one now and break it out for special occasions. Should last you ’til the 2009 comes out.

80 proof.

A / $100 / cuervo.com [BUY IT NOW FROM CASKERS]

Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia Tequila 2008 Edition

$100
9.5

Rating

9.5/10

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Review: Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia Tequila 2008 Edition

8 Comments

  1. gabriela duque maruqez on December 1, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    HOLA:
    ESTOY INTERESADA EN ADQUIRIR LA BOTELLA DE TEQUILA RESERVA DE LA FAMILIA CON CAJA DE MADERA MODELO 2008 COSTO 100 DOLARES LES AGRADECERIA ME INFORMARAN LA FORMA DE COMPRARLA SI PUEDE SER EL EL D.F. O EN TEQUILA JAL.
    MI TEL ES 58080297

    GRACIAS ESPERO SU PRONTA RESPUESTA

  2. Abel Angel Moreno on November 28, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Buen día, vendo botella Reserva De La Familia primera edición (1995), entera, caja de madera diseñada por Jóel Rendón. Se reciben ofertas
    [email protected]

  3. Mary on July 25, 2015 at 8:42 am

    I have an original 1995 edition of José Cuervo Reserva de la Familia. The wooden box, unopened bottle and the original receipt ( barely readable) Any idea what it might be worth?

  4. Aaron Sedgley on April 19, 2016 at 6:47 am

    I have an unopened 750 ml bottle of 1995 Jose Cuervo Reserva De La Familia in the original box. The bottle has the wax on the top, has the card that came with the bottle and even the original tissue paper. The serial number on the bottle is 7096 and dated 07/XII/95.
    Is there anybody who can tell me the approx. value?

    Thank you,
    Aaron Sedgley
    [email protected]

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