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Gran Centenario

Gran Centenario
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$35

Gran Centenario
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of rubber, matchsticks, candied pecans, polished wood, parchment paper, barrel cured tobacco, saffron, cognac, and sun dried tomato with a round, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, complex, medium-length finish revealing notes of dried red fruits, christmas cake, tart cherries, carob, leather, cured meats, savory, sage, and pine. A unique, complex, and daring añejo with hints of tobacco and pecans.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: rubber, matchsticks, candied pecans, polished wood, parchment paper, barrel cured tobacco, saffron, cognac, and sun dried tomato
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of dried red fruits, christmas cake, tart cherries, carob, leather, cured meats, savory, sage, and pine
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A unique, complex, and daring añejo with hints of tobacco and pecans.

The Importer

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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.