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Cenote™

Cenote™
Anejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$64

Cenote™
Anejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Brilliant golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of spiced tropical citrus and melon, cornichons, olives and charcuterie, floral honey butter, and cola and sarsaparilla with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-full body and a tingling, complex, long finish conveying suggestions of chocolate shake, coconut milk latte, and cedar. A rich and rewarding Añejo with a suave, alluring personality.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Fruity, Spicy & Rich
Aroma Aroma: spiced tropical citrus and melon, cornichons, olives and charcuterie, floral honey butter, and cola and sarsaparilla
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of chocolate shake, coconut milk latte, and cedar
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Finish Finish: Long
Enjoy Enjoy: on the rocks, neat and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and rewarding Añejo with a suave, alluring personality.

The Importer

Stoli Group USA, LLC

The Importer
135 E. 57th St, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10022
USA
1 212-858-9090

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Anejo Tequila

Spirits Glass Copita Amber.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Añejo ("old") Tequila is aged in wooden barrels (usually old Bourbon barrels) for a minimum of 12 months. The best-quality añejos are aged 18 months to three years Beyond three years they can be called extra añejo.

Aging takes place in barrels formerly used to mature bourbon and rarely Cognac. Those aged in the latter vessels have more of a mellow edge, with aromas ranging from vanilla to tobacco, while those aged in former bourbon barrels often have notes of dill and coconut from the American oak. Añejo tequilas should be sipped neat, after dinner in a copita or snifter and perhaps enjoyed with a cigar.