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Gran Centenario

Gran Centenario
Leyenda Tequila Extra Añejo

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$138.99

Gran Centenario
Leyenda Tequila Extra Añejo

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Amber color. Aromas of spiced apricot chutney, parmesan, toasted rye with butter and sugar, and onion jam with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a polished, layered, long cedar, tobacco, praline, creme brulee, coffee gelato, and molasses cookies finish. A delicious, lengthy Extra Añejo Tequila that offers layers and layers of complex flavors; try this.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich, Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: spiced apricot chutney, parmesan, toasted rye with butter and sugar, and onion jam
Taste Flavor: cedar, tobacco, praline, creme brulee, coffee gelato, and molasses cookies
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Paloma, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, lengthy Extra Añejo Tequila that offers layers and layers of complex flavors; try this.

The Importer

Proximo Spirits, Inc.

The Importer
333 Washington St
Jersey City, NJ 07302
USA
1 800-837-8452

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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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