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El Tesoro

El Tesoro
Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$150

El Tesoro
Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Straw yellow color. Savory aromas and flavors of olives, hard cheese, relish, pickled root vegetables and sweet peppers, and lemongrass chutney with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, thought-provoking, very long finish that exhibits shades of cherry cola float, spiced nuts, tropical fruits, and horchata creme brulée. A spectacularly flavorful and thrilling extra Añejo that invigorates the senses and the soul.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Fruity, Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: olive and hard cheese relish, pickled root vegetables and sweet peppers, and lemongrass chutney
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of cherry cola spumoni float, spiced nuts and exotic fruits, and horchata creme brulee
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Very Long
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spectacularly flavorful and thrilling extra Añejo that invigorates the senses and the soul.

The Producer or Importer

Beam Suntory Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste. 1600
Chicago, IL 60654
USA

Their Portfolio

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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.