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El Tesoro

El Tesoro
Anejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$54.99

El Tesoro
Anejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of durian, legumes, roasted carrots, and caramelized brussels sprouts with a glycerous, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, nuanced, medium-long finish that shows nuances of dried pears, cinnamon toast, and prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe. An authentic, agave-forward Tequila that blooms with great balance, complexity, and length.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Funky & Complex
Aroma Aroma: durian, legumes, roasted carrots, and caramelized Brussels sprouts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of dried pears, cinnamon toast, and prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Paloma, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An authentic, agave-forward tequila that blooms with great balance, complexity and length.

The Producer or Importer

Beam Suntory Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste. 1600
Chicago, IL 60654
USA

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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.