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Fuenteseca

Fuenteseca
12 Year Aged Extra Añejo Tequila Reserva

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 45%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$299

Fuenteseca
12 Year Aged Extra Añejo Tequila Reserva

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 45%
Brilliant gold color. Spicy aromas of exotic peppercorns, pencil shavings, and mango chutney with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, captivating, roasted pepper, sweet potato and pecan pie, cola float, and rye barrel finish. A vibrant and nuanced extra añejo that will be great with cigars.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy, rich, mild & fruity
Aroma Aroma: exotic peppercorns, pencil shavings, and mango chutney
Taste Flavor: roasted pepper, sweet potato and pecan pie, cola float, and rye barrel
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant and nuanced extra añejo that will be great with cigars.

The Importer

Haas Brothers

The Importer
1808 Wedemeyer St. #160
San Francisco, CA 94129
USA
1 415-282-8585

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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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