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Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo
Reserva de la Familia Tequila Extra Añejo

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$165.99

Jose Cuervo
Reserva de la Familia Tequila Extra Añejo

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Copper color. Oaky aromas and flavors of toasted croissant with sour cream and honey, leather, spice cake, and apple tart with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, distinctive, medium-long finish with notes of sweet plantain, flan, and cinnamon swirl toast with butter finish. A delicious, lengthy tequila that will please most any Añejo Tequila lover; try with cigars.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich
Aroma Aroma: toasted croissant with sour cream and honey, leather, spice cake, and apple tart
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of sweet plantain, flan, and cinnamon swirl toast with butter
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Paloma, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, lengthy tequila that will please most any Añejo Tequila lover; try with cigars.

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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