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Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo
Tradicional Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$36

Jose Cuervo
Tradicional Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Gold color. Inviting aromas and flavors of coffee gelato in a waffle cone, chocolate halva, rum raisin cake, and maple sugar candy with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a compelling, medium-long finish with nuances of rocky road sundae with caramel, tres leches cake, and cappuccino cream cookie. A silky, creamy Añejo with great roasty notes that nail the style.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: coffee gelato in a waffle cone, chocolate halva, rum raisin cake, and maple sugar candy
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of rocky road sundae with caramel, tres leche cake, and cappuccino cream cookie
Smoothness Smoothness: Silky
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks, with cigars and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: White Mexican, Flip, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A silky, creamy Añejo with great roasty notes that really nail the style.

The Importer

Proximo Spirits

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

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91 Jose Cuervo Playa mar Grapefruit Hard Seltzer RTD 4.5% (USA) $11.00.
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93 Jose Cuervo Tradicional Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $36.00.
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91 Jose Cuervo Reserva De La Familia Reposado Tequila 40% (Mexico) $85.00.
95 Jose Cuervo Reserva De La Familia Extra Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $199.00.
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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.