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Olamendi’s

Olamendi’s
Ultra Premium Organic Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$300

Olamendi’s
Ultra Premium Organic Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Brilliant golden amber color. Savory, rustic aromas and flavors of peppered prosciutto, smoked pear, bread and butter pickles, marinated artichoke hearts, grilled pineapple and sweet peppers, chocolate dipped orange peel, and cherry wood with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, very complex, very long finish that exhibits notes of oregano, elotes, fine tobacco, and desert grasses finish. A wildly attractive and complex Extra Añejo with authentic style and a smoky edge; sip with respect.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Herbal, Funky, Rich, Smoky & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: peppered prosciutto, smoked pear, bread and butter pickles, marinated artichoke hearts, grilled pineapple and sweet peppers, chocolate dipped orange peel, and cherry wood
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of oregano, elotes, fine tobacco, and desert grasses
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wildly attractive and complex Extra Añejo with authentic style and a smoky edge; sip with respect.

The Producer

Olamendi’s Tequila

The Producer
P.O. Box 1255
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693
USA
1 949-201-8947

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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