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El Cristiano

El Cristiano
Clase Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

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

El Cristiano
Clase Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of honey lemon vinaigrette on arugula and dried italian herbs, raspberry nougat, bienenstich kuchen, and lime zest with a velvety, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of cinnamon, vanilla, caramel coated mediterranean herbs, barrel spices, honey, almond, and vanilla ice cream. Savory herbs with layers and layers of sweet and oaky spices that pull you back in for more.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: honey lemon vinaigrette on arugula and dried italian herbs, raspberry nougat, bienenstich kuchen, and lime zest
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cinnamon, vanilla, caramel coated mediterranean herbs, barrel spices, honey, almond, and vanilla ice cream
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Finish Finish: Long
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Savory herbs with layers and layers of sweet and oaky spices that pull you back in for more.

The Producer

El Cristiano Tequila Company, LLC

The Producer

Their Portfolio

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.