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El Tesoro

El Tesoro
Extra Anejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$99.99

El Tesoro
Extra Anejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Straw yellow color. Aromas and flavors of golden carrot, sassafras, chamomile tea, milk and honey, turmeric, and spice cabinet with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish revealing accents of orange mint cream. A cheerful, floral Extra Añejo that offers restrained use of oak and agave-forward flavor; atypically fresh and youthful.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Complex
Aroma Aroma: golden carrot, sassafras, chamomile tea, milk and honey, turmeric, and spice cabinet
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of orange mint cream
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Paloma, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A cheerful, floral extra añejo that offers restrained use of oak and agave-forward flavor; atypically fresh and youthful.

The Producer or Importer

Beam Suntory Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654
USA
1 312-964-6999

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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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