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Cava De Oro

Cava De Oro
Tequila Extra Añejo

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$99

Cava De Oro
Tequila Extra Añejo

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of carob-drizzled cherries, toasted panettone, cedar, cinnamon-frosted coconut cake, Dr.Pepper, and coffee with a satiny, bright, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish revealing notes of cinnamon candy and gelato, hint of ash, and candy peanuts. A sweet and spicy Extra Añejo to serve with desserts or shoot.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: carob drizzled cherries, toasted panettone and cedar, cinnamon frosted coconut cake, and dr. pepper and coffee
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cinnamon candy and gelato, hint of white cigar ash, and candy peanuts
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet and spicy extra Añejo to serve with desserts or shoot like a cinnamon whiskey.

The Importer

Stoller Imports

The Importer
4811 Emerson Avenue
Palatine, IL 60067
USA
1 847-350-3150

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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.