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Alquimia

Alquimia
Reserva De Oro XIV Cask Strength Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 50%
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$249

Alquimia
Reserva De Oro XIV Cask Strength Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 50%
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla and milk chocolate, cinnamon and cherries, pralines and kola nuts, and fresh waffles and chalk dust with a round, lively, dry full body and a peppery, elegant, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of ripe red and black cherries rolled in a cinnamon dust, candied chipotle, butterscotch and toffee on bread pudding, and well worn leather and rose water. A rich and inviting barrel aged spirit with a touch of warming agave spice; such a powerful and delicious barrel character.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: vanilla and milk chocolate, cinnamon and cherries, pralines and kola nuts, and fresh waffles and chalk dust
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of ripe red and black cherries rolled in a cinnamon dust, candied chipotle, butterscotch and toffee on bread pudding, and well worn leather and rose water
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Finish Finish: Long
Enjoy Enjoy: neat
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and inviting barrel aged spirit with a touch of warming agave spice; such a powerful and delicious barrel character.

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.