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Gran Centenario

Gran Centenario
Leyenda Extra Anejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$160

Gran Centenario
Leyenda Extra Anejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of cola, cinnamon, sweet almond pastry, plum tart, chocolate covered toffee, and cassis preserves with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, complex, long finish that shows notes of mesquite, molasses, leather, and orange zest. An exceptionally smooth and mild Extra Añejo Tequila for slow sipping; great for Rum drinkers and cigar pairings.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Rich & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cola, cinnamon, sweet almond pastry, plum tart, chocolate covered toffee, and cassis preserves
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of mesquite, molasses, leather, and orange zest
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Paloma, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An exceptionally smooth, mild and forgiving Extra Añejo Tequila for slow sipping; great for rum drinkers and cigar pairings.

The Importer

Proximo Spirits

The Importer
3 Second Street
Suite 1101
Jersey City, NJ 07302
USA
1 800-837-8452

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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.

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