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Fuenteseca

Fuenteseca
2005 7 Year Aged Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 42%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$159.99

Fuenteseca
2005 7 Year Aged Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 42%
Brilliant golden amber color. Attractive aromas and flavors of roasted coconut cream pie, spiced tropical fruits, delicate blossoms, and sassafras with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, epic, long finish with nuances of spiced nuts, cedar cigar box, cola nut, and leather and minerals finish. A robust extra añejo that delivers vibrant agave flavors supported by spicy oak nuances.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, rich & spicy
Aroma Aroma: roasted coconut cream pie, spiced tropical fruits, delicate blossoms, and sassafras
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of spiced nuts, cedar cigar box, cola nut, and leather and minerals
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: on the rocks and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A robust extra añejo that delivers vibrant agave flavors supported by spicy oak nuances.

The Importer

Haas Brothers

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

Their Portfolio

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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