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Alquimia

Alquimia
Reserva De Oro 14 yr Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 50%
Certified Organic
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$250

Alquimia
Reserva De Oro 14 yr Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 50%
Brilliant golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate toffee with turmeric, neapolitan ice cream, peanut brittle, and waxy honeycomb with a satiny, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, very complex, very long finish that shows elements of pickled tropical fruits, brandied cherries, and pistachio nougat. A massive, brilliant balanced and vibrant aged tequila that lets the agave shine through.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Rich, Spicy & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: chocolate toffee with turmeric, neapolitan ice cream, peanut brittle, and waxy honeycomb
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of pickled tropical fruits, brandied cherries, and pistachio nougat
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Very Long
Enjoy Enjoy: with cigars and on the rocks
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A massive, brilliant balanced and vibrant aged tequila that lets the agave shine through.

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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