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Tequila Tapatío

Tequila Tapatío
Excelencia Extra Añejo

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
98 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$150
2018 Best Extra Añejo Tequila

Tequila Tapatío
Excelencia Extra Añejo

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Bronze color. Aromas of fresh lumber, luxury tobacco, caramel, prune, eucalyptus, and vanilla-scented black tea with a fat body and a very long cherry-almond, dark roasted agave, sandalwood, baking spices, and root beer finish. A superlative sipping tequila that combines elegant wood with rustic, authentic agave flavors; an outstanding spirit.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: fresh lumber, luxury tobacco, caramel, prune, eucalyptus, and vanilla-scented black tea
Taste Flavor: cherry-almond, dark roasted agave, sandalwood, baking spices, and root beer
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superlative sipping tequila that combines elegant wood with rustic, authentic agave flavors; an outstanding spirit.

The Producer

La Alteña Distillery

The Producer
Carretera Arandas-Leon Km. 6
Arandas, Jalisco,
Mexico

Their Portfolio

96 Tequila Tapatío Blanco 40% (Mexico) $35.00.
98 Tequila Tapatío Excelencia Extra Añejo 40% (Mexico) $150.00.

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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