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Alquimia

Alquimia
Reserva de Don Adolfo Organic Extra Anejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$125

Alquimia
Reserva de Don Adolfo Organic Extra Anejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Brilliant gold color. Grainy aromas and flavors of caramel corn, dried cherries, crisp lettuce, kentucky bourbon, and cream of wheat with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a peppery, delightful, medium-long leather, rackhouse, and menthol finish. A grainy spirit with huge bourbon barrel influence; this is how you convince your whiskey-drinking friends to sip Tequila.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spirity & Odd
Aroma Aroma: caramel corn, dried cherries, crisp lettuce, Kentucky bourbon, and cream of wheat
Taste Flavor: leather, rackhouse, and menthol
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Manhattan, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A grainy spirit with huge bourbon barrel influence; this is how you convince your whiskey-drinking friends to sip Tequila.

The Importer

Tierra Madra LLC

The Importer
961 W. 7th Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
USA
1 805-240-1577

Extra Anejo Tequila

An extra añejo tequila must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels that have a maximum capacity of 160 gallons (600 liters). These are dark-colored tequilas - deep amber or copper - that have a spicy oak-influenced flavor with notes such as dark chocolate, tobacco and Asian spices. They typically have a long, refined finish.

Extra añejo tequilas can display great style, depth of flavor, and finesse and are meant exclusively for after dinner sipping.

It should be noted that among tequila producers, aging tequila for more than four years is a matter of controversy. Many tequila producers oppose doing so because they feel that "excessive" oak aging will overwhelm distinctive and delicate earthy, fruity, and vegetal agave flavor notes.

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