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Alquimia

Alquimia
Reserva de Oro 14 yr Organic Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

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

Alquimia
Reserva de Oro 14 yr Organic Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 50%
Golden amber color. Aromas of cream puff, toasted panettone, bananas foster, and polished fine furniture with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long honey-roasted nuts, peppered crackers, spiced tea, and sweet corn finish. A pastry shop of creamy flavors and well-integrated oak awaits the contemplative sipper; dry and balanced

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: cream puff, toasted panettone, bananas foster, and polished fine furniture
Taste Flavor: honey-roasted nuts, peppered crackers, spiced tea, and sweet corn
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Paloma, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pastry shop of creamy flavors and well-integrated oak awaits the contemplative sipper; dry and balanced

The Producer or Importer

Alquimia Organic Tequila

The Producer or  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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