Full Review
El Tesoro de Don Felipe

El Tesoro de Don Felipe
Paradiso Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

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

El Tesoro de Don Felipe
Paradiso Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Pale straw yellow color. Floral aromas of butterscotch and orgeat, oregano and mustard seed, lily, and conversation hearts with a round, lively, fruity medium body and a peppery, interesting, medium-length orange cream and tomatillo, roasted poblano and corn, green peppercorn, cilantro, and mint, and guanabana and nopales finish. A fresh style of extra añejo tequila with snappy acidity.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Herbal, Fruity & Complex
Aroma Aroma: butterscotch and orgeat, oregano and mustard seed, lily, and conversation hearts
Taste Flavor: orange cream and tomatillo, roasted poblano and corn, green peppercorn, cilantro, and mint, and guanabana and nopales
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: Now neat, on the rocks and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Margarita On-the-Rocks, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh style of extra añejo tequila with snappy acidity.
The Producer or Importer

Beam Suntory Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654
USA
1 847-948-8888
Extra Añejo Tequila
Spirits Glass Copita Copper.jpg
Serve in a Copita
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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