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Fuenteseca

Fuenteseca
2010 Reserva Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 42%
Certified Organic
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$149.99

Fuenteseca
2010 Reserva Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 42%
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of cinnamon-dusted apple, fresh pastry, hazelnut, funnel cake, roasted agave, and dried orange peel with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length finish imparting notes of tobacco finish. A chewy, oaky Extra Añejo tequila that delivers rich, caramel-laden flavor.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Smoky
Aroma Aroma: cinnamon-dusted apple, fresh pastry, hazelnut, funnel cake, roasted agave, and dried orange peel
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of tobacco
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Paloma, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A chewy, oaky Extra Añejo tequila that delivers rich, caramel-laden flavor.

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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