Review: Mi Campo Tequila – Blanco and Reposado

Review: Mi Campo Tequila – Blanco and Reposado

Mi Campo (my field) is a new tequila brand — dubbed “a tequila for millennials” by Forbes writer Joseph Micallef — with a curious niche. Combining unusual barrel finishing with 100% agave spirit and a surprisingly low price, Mi Campo is trying to do something new while keeping quality up and prices down. Mucho gusto, so far at least.

The brand launched with two expressions — a blanco and a reposado — and below we review them both.

Both are 80 proof.

Mi Campo Blanco Tequila –  Not a pure blanco but actually a tequila that’s been lightly rested in French oak Napa wine casks (what type of wine is not disclosed, nor is the length of the resting). The tequila looks clear unless you hold it up to a light source, whereupon a light yellow tint is revealed. The nose immediately reveals this is not your typical blanco. A distinct Mexican chocolate note is easily evident, alongside notes of vanilla and mint, and very little of the pungent, herbal agave you typically find in a blanco. It smells like a reposado, really. The palate is similar, though more agave creeps through to find the tongue. Notes of green pepper and jalapeno are significant, with more of a black pepper note on the finish. Lots of caramel lingers on the back end, reminding you — significantly — of the barrel treatment, and making you forget once again that this is allegedly a blanco. B+ [BUY IT NOW FROM CASKERS]

Mi Campo Reposado Tequila – This is where Mi Campo doubles down; again, the tequila is aged in wine barrels, though it’s unclear for how long. The nose picks up those caramel and vanilla notes from the blanco and runs with them, offering a richness typically reserved for anejo tequila. A touch of mint is evident here as well, along with that peppery punch of agave. On the palate: More of the same, really. As with the blanco, there’s a somewhat clearer agave character on the palate than on the nose, and that herbal, peppery note is bigger on the finish, too. Ultimately, however, this greenness weighs things down quite a bit, and rather dulls a spirit that otherwise starts out so bright. B+ [BUY IT NOW FROM CASKERS]

each $25 / tequilamicampo.com

Mi Campo Blanco Tequila

$25
8.5

Rating

8.5/10

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10 Comments

  1. Joe on September 25, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    I don’t know who would review this tequila at 4 stars it’s the most rough uncut Rock Bottom tequila I’ve ever tasted! if you’re going to spend good money on tequila!

  2. jody cowdin on November 17, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Awful! Sweet upfront burns middle and after. Blahh!

  3. Judy on March 11, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Wow, got this as a gift. Totally thought it was smooth no after taste. And so did friend.

  4. rick fortner on March 20, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Bought my first and last bottle today ,horrible taste

  5. Chris Maddox on May 6, 2020 at 4:12 am

    All these fools complaining can go buy their nasty Patron and leave this for the rest of us. This is seriously one of the best (and unique) tequilas I’ve ever had. I love the smokiness on the end. It’s almost a Mezcal… I also adore the Aztec flair on the graphic design. Well done all around.

  6. Robert on July 24, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Hands down the best tequila made under $30

  7. dirk on September 18, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    People complaining are Jose Cuervo fans. This Tequila is great, dont let the snobs scare you from it. Contrary to how these fools think, spending more money on something does not always make it better. Cabo Wabo still the vmbest imo though.

  8. JoeB on October 8, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Bought the Reposado today. I am not an aficionado but have found I like Casamigos and a few others of similar character. Unfortunately I am seeing prices increase and thought I would branch out. I was intrigued by the wine cask finish. It is excellent and keeps offering different flavor notes. A fine glass to end the day with a book and the ball game on low. I’ll be back.

  9. Jeffrey Puckett on October 11, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    The negative comments here are insane. Probably a bunch of bros who do shots. Mi Campo blanco tastes like a slightly dumber younger brother of Casamigos. You can’t get better than this for under $25 and there’s very little hangover, even after a lot of very, very heavy pours.

  10. Jason pope on May 18, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    One of the best tequilas ive tasted. Very smooth finish. Love the taste. One of the best mid grade tequilas ive tasted. At $22 i found it on sale its one of the best for my money

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