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Alquimia
Reserva de Oro 14 Years Barrel Strength Organic Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 50%
Certified Organic
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$250

Alquimia
Reserva de Oro 14 Years Barrel Strength Organic Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 50%
Amber color. Spicy aromas and flavors of dark caramel on rye, cedar plank, galangal, nutmeg, dark chocolate, cinnamon, cardamom, and toasted almonds with a slightly chewy, lively, fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, very long finish evoking notes of flamed orange, toffee, flan, and dark roasted agave finish. A rich and decadent Extra Añejo Tequila with excellent intensity of flavor and memorable style.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich
Aroma Aroma: dark caramel on rye, cedar plank, galangal, nutmeg, dark chocolate, cinnamon, cardamom, and toasted almonds
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of flamed orange, toffee, flan, and dark roasted agave
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Very Long
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and decadent Extra Añejo Tequila with excellent intensity of flavor and memorable style.

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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