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Excellia

Excellia
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$69

Excellia
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Light gold color. Fruity, floral aromas of grilled apple, pastry, honeydew melon, and bergamot with a round, lively, dryish light-to-medium body and a seamless, complex, medium-long vanilla bean, marzipan, tobacco, creme caramel, and canele pastry finish. A delicious, supple and floral Añejo tequila with delicate hints of caramel, fleshy fruit, and toast.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Mild
Aroma Aroma: grilled apple, pastry, honeydew melon, and bergamot
Taste Flavor: vanilla bean, marzipan, tobacco, creme caramel, and canele pastry
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Sangrita, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, supple and floral Añejo tequila with delicate hints of caramel, fleshy fruit, and toast.

The Producer

Maison Villevert

The Producer
Villevert
Merpins, 16100
France
33 -45366368

Their Portfolio

94 Excellia Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $69.00.
87 Excellia Reposado Tequila 40% (Mexico) $59.00.
95 G’Vine Floraison Gin 40% (France) $42.00.
96 Nouaison Gin 45% (France) $45.00.

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.