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Gran Centenario

Gran Centenario
Leyenda Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$149

Gran Centenario
Leyenda Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Amber color. Creamy, nutty, jammy, woody aromas and flavors of butterscotch, honey caramelized banana, violets and maple sap, and cigar box with a creamy, off-dry medium body and a refreshing, medium-length finish with notes of toasted oak, maduro tobacco, texas bbq dry rub, and walnut oil. Oak influence that is bordering on Whisky territory, but the agave spice is still there and would pair nicely with a ligero wrapper cigar or crossover to Bourbon drinkers that like a sipper with a high rye, black pepper note.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: butterscotch, honey caramelized banana, violets and maple sap, and cigar box
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of toasted oak, maduro tobacco, texas bbq dry rub, and walnut oil
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Paloma, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Oak influence that is bordering on Whisky territory, but the agave spice is still there and would pair nicely with a ligero wrapper cigar or crossover to Bourbon drinkers that like a sipper with a high rye, black pepper note.

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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.