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Espolón

Espolón
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$34.99

Espolón
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Light light gold color. Aromas of apple cider, wet oak, marzipan, dried rose petals, and daffodil with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length roasted agave, apricot jam, pear nectar, bay leaf, and sweet corn finish. A distinctive Añejo with unique flavors and shining acidity.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: apple cider, wet oak, marzipan, dried rose petals, and daffodil
Taste Flavor: roasted agave, apricot jam, pear nectar, bay leaf, and sweet corn
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Tommy's Margarita, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A distinctive Añejo with unique flavors and shining acidity.

The Producer or Importer

Campari America

The Producer or  Importer
1114 Avenue of the Americas, 30th Floor
New York, NY 10036
USA
1 415-315-8000

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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.