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Senor Rio

Senor Rio
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$54.99

Senor Rio
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Pale gold color. Aromas of baked cinnamon rolls, corn fritter, and roasted peanut with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length caramel bread pudding, brandied cherries, ancho chile, smoked vanilla bean, and tobacco finish. A luxurious, nutty Añejo tequila that offers a superb sipping experience.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Candied & Rich
Aroma Aroma: baked cinnamon rolls, corn fritter, and roasted peanut
Taste Flavor: caramel bread pudding, brandied cherries, ancho chile, smoked vanilla bean, and tobacco
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 luxurious, nutty Añejo tequila that offers a superb sipping experience.

The Importer

Jalisco International Imports

The Importer
20113 E. Silver Creek Ln
480-993-6000

Their Portfolio

88 Senor Rio Blanco Tequila 40% (Mexico) $44.99.
89 Senor Rio Reposado Tequila 40% (Mexico) $49.99.
90 Senor Rio Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $54.99.

Anejo Tequila

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Serve in a Copita
Añejo ("old") Tequila is aged in wooden barrels (usually old Bourbon barrels) for a minimum of 12 months. The best-quality añejos are aged 18 months to three years Beyond three years they can be called extra añejo.

Aging takes place in barrels formerly used to mature bourbon and rarely Cognac. Those aged in the latter vessels have more of a mellow edge, with aromas ranging from vanilla to tobacco, while those aged in former bourbon barrels often have notes of dill and coconut from the American oak. Añejo tequilas should be sipped neat, after dinner in a copita or snifter and perhaps enjoyed with a cigar.