Full Review

Lunazul

Lunazul
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$22

Lunazul
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Golden yellow color. Dusty, funky, umami aromas of dusty old library, parchment and leather books, cocoa bean, baker’s chocolate, chalky, and malt balls with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long dried fruits, balsamic, ginger and walnut finish. A rich, barrel-aged añejo that tastes older than it is.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Spicy & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: dusty old library, parchment and leather books, cocoa bean, baker's chocolate, chalky, and malt balls
Taste Flavor: dried fruits, balsamic, ginger and walnut
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Finish Finish: Nutty
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, barrel-aged añejo that tastes older than it is.

The Producer or Importer

Heaven Hill Brands

The Producer or  Importer
4500 Bowling Boulevard
Ste 300
Louisville, KY 40207
USA
1 502-348-3921

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94 Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka + Tea 4.5% (USA) $.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.