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Gonzalez 1939

Gonzalez 1939
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$53

Gonzalez 1939
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of pear, butter-pecan, floral bouquet, golden syrup, and graham cracker with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish that shows impressions of slate, pink peppercorns, orange zest, and capers. A tasty Añejo Tequila great for sipping neat, on the rocks, or in your favorite cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex & Rich
Aroma Aroma: pear, butter-pecan, floral bouquet, golden syrup, and graham cracker
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of slate, pink peppercorns, orange zest, and capers
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Tommy's Margarita, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tasty Añejo Tequila great for sipping neat, on the rocks or in your favorite cocktails.

The Producer

Their Portfolio

88 Gonzalez 1939 Joven Blanco Mezcal 40% (Mexico) $59.00.
93 Gonzalez 1939 Blanco Tequila 40% (Mexico) $36.00.
87 Gonzalez 1939 Añejo Cristalino Tequila 40% (Mexico) $64.00.
87 Gonzalez 1939 Reposado Tequila 40% (Mexico) $47.00.
88 Gonzalez 1939 Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $53.00.

Anejo Tequila

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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.