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Don Diego Santa

Don Diego Santa
Tequila Añejo

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$46.95

Don Diego Santa
Tequila Añejo

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Brilliant light gold color. Sweet aromas and flavors of smores, coffee and coconut gelato, dark roasted hazelnuts, and dried fruits with a silky, bright, dryish medium body and a polished, interesting, roasted coconut milk, cedar, pepper dust, and minerals finish. A rock solid, creamy añejo that will be fun to mix with.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: smores, coffee and coconut gelato, dark roasted hazelnuts, and dried fruits
Taste Flavor: roasted coconut milk, cedar, pepper dust, and minerals
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: White Mexican, Silk Stocking, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid, creamy añejo that will be fun to mix with.

The Importer

Oak Beverages

The Importer
1 Flower Lane
Blauvelt, NY 10913
USA
1 845-353-1800

Their Portfolio

90 Don Diego Santa Tequila Blanco 40% (Mexico) $38.95.
93 Don Diego Santa Tequila Reposado 40% (Mexico) $42.95.
94 Don Diego Santa Tequila Añejo 40% (Mexico) $46.95.

Anejo Tequila

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Serve in a Copita
Añejo ("old") Tequila is aged in wooden barrels (usually old Bourbon barrels) for a minimum of 12 months. The best-quality añejos are aged 18 months to three years Beyond three years they can be called extra añejo.

Aging takes place in barrels formerly used to mature bourbon and rarely Cognac. Those aged in the latter vessels have more of a mellow edge, with aromas ranging from vanilla to tobacco, while those aged in former bourbon barrels often have notes of dill and coconut from the American oak. Añejo tequilas should be sipped neat, after dinner in a copita or snifter and perhaps enjoyed with a cigar.