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Los Rijos

Los Rijos
Ultra Aged Tequila Reserve

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$59.99

Los Rijos
Ultra Aged Tequila Reserve

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Bright gold color. Toasty, spicy aromas and flavors of sandalwood incense, marinated olives, parmesan cheese crust, and cocoa-dusted dried fruits with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, charming, spicy mango chutney, honeysuckle water, horchata, and cola and chalk finish. A smooth and balanced extra añejo with just the right amount of oak.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, rich & spicy
Aroma Aroma: sandalwood incense, marinated olives, parmesan cheese crust, and cocoa-dusted dried fruits
Taste Flavor: spicy mango chutney, honeysuckle water, horchata, and cola and chalk
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Finish Finish: Chalky
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth and balanced extra añejo with just the right amount of oak.

The Producer or Importer

Distiller Sales Company

The Producer or  Importer
500 Washington Ave S, Suite 1000
Minneapolis, MN 55415
USA
1 612-436-2626

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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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