About Extra Anejo Tequila

About 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.

Top Picks for Extra Anejo Tequila

1800 Milenio Extra Añejo Tequila
97 points
$225
A beautiful expression of an extra añejo sure to be a special sipper for any agave fan.
Awards: 2022 Best Extra Añejo Tequila
El Tesoro Paradiso Tequila Extra Añejo
97 points
$180
A tantalizing melange of complex flavors that reward each sip.
Awards: 2021 Best Tequila
Alquimia Reserva De Oro XIV Organic Extra Añejo Tequila
96 points
$250
A robust powerhouse of an extra añejo that bursts with flavor and begs for attention; try with a few drops of water and cigars.
Jose Cuervo Reserva De La Familia Extra Añejo Tequila
95 points
$184
A rich and nicely poised extra añejo that will be very versatile.
El Tesoro Extra Añejo Tequila
95 points
$150
A spectacularly flavorful and thrilling extra Añejo that invigorates the senses and the soul.
Gran Centenario Leyenda Extra Añejo Tequila
94 points
$149
A smoky, sweet, and savory Extra Aged Tequila that shines whether on its own or front and center in a cocktail.
Alquimia Reserva De Don Adolfo 6 yr Extra Añejo Tequila
94 points
$125
A well-balanced extra Añejo with great drinkability and complexity.
El Cristiano Clase Extra Añejo Tequila
93 points
$135
Savory herbs with layers and layers of sweet and oaky spices that pull you back in for more.
Alquimia Reserva De Don Adolfo VI Organic Extra Añejo Tequila
93 points
$135
A special occasion extra añejo sipper with rich aromas and flavors.
Lobos 1707 Extra Añejo Tequila
93 points
$149
A wonderfully rich and creamy extra añejo sipper that will be great with cigars too.