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Tequila 3-4-5

Tequila 3-4-5
Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 43.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$349

Tequila 3-4-5
Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 43.5%
Dusty amber color. Interesting aromas and flavors of pencil eraser, toasted herbs, pickled melon rind, and celery powder and cedar with a lightly tannic, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, interesting, long finish revealing impressions of sarsaparilla, cola nut, smoked peppercorns, and tree bark and cigar paper finish. A robust, woody and warming extra añejo for cigars.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, rich, spicy & spirity
Aroma Aroma: pencil eraser, toasted herbs, pickled melon rind, and celery powder and cedar
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of sarsaparilla, cola nut, smoked peppercorns, and tree bark and cigar paper
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: with cigars and on the rocks
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A robust, woody and warming extra añejo for cigars.

The Importer

Haas Brothers

The Importer
1808 Wedemeyer St. #160
San Francisco, CA 94129
USA
1 415-282-8585

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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