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Alquimia

Alquimia
Reserva De Don Adolfo VI Organic Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Certified Organic
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$135

Alquimia
Reserva De Don Adolfo VI Organic Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of shoe polish, new leather, play doh, silly putty, solventy whisky, malted grains, leather, cocoa, and dusty grains with a glycerous, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, intricate, medium-long finish with overtones of dates, dark honey, banana bread, mole sauce, flavored tobacco, caramel, aged too long, plums, cognac, kit kat bars, and cayenne pepper. A special occasion extra añejo sipper with rich aromas and flavors.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: shoe polish, new leather, play doh, silly putty, solventy whisky, malted grains, leather, cocoa, and dusty grains
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of dates, dark honey, banana bread, mole sauce, flavored tobacco, caramel, aged too long, plums, cognac, kit kat bars, and cayenne pepper
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Long
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A special occasion extra añejo sipper with rich aromas and flavors.

The Producer or Importer

Alquimia Organic Tequila

The Producer or  Importer
961 W. 7th Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
USA
1 805-240-1577

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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