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

Tears Of Llorona Scotch, Sherry And Cognac Barrel-Aged Extra Añejo Tequila
98 points
$272
A luxuriously aged example of agave that retains the base spirit and exemplifies the cask management that puts this in the pantheon of other finally aged spirits.
Fuenteseca Reserva 7 Year Aged Extra Añejo Tequila
98 points
$259
Somehow manages to be both richly barrel-aged while expressing fresh green tones; perplexing, contemplative, well-executed, but most importantly decadently delicious.
Don Pilar Extra Añejo Tequila
96 points
$160
Cinnamon and black pepper dusted dates on baklava; you will return for seconds of this exquisite sipper.
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
Fancy, old, and decadent; like a Tequila soaked Bentley rolling down the street.
Tequila Comisario 7 Year Aged Small Batch Extra Añejo
95 points
$1299
Rich cascading layers of barrel flavors, dominated by manuka honey roasted nuts; the agave spice is there in the background but this is all about the barrel.
95 points $1299
Suavecito Extra Añejo Tequila
94 points
$149
Sweet, savory, and herbaceous in a deeply satisfying way with aromas and flavors continuing to unfurl in the glass.
Alquimia Reserva De Don Adolfo 6 yr Extra Añejo Tequila
94 points
$125
A well-balanced extra Añejo with great drinkability and complexity.
El Mayor Extra Añejo Tequila
93 points
$99.99
Light and candy-like but with tons of barrel expression and whispers of grass and agave floating in the background letting you know you're definitely still dealing with Tequila.
93 points $99.99
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.