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Senor Rio

Senor Rio
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$74

Senor Rio
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of damp forest floor, maitake mushrooms sautéed in brown butter, and orange blossom honey with a velvety, soft, dryish medium body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-length finish that shows notes of red apple, honey roasted pistachio, sautéed sweet pepper, and honey roasted sesame candy. Rich oak influence with an earthy, savory, and umami layered core.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: damp forest floor, maitake mushrooms sautéed in brown butter, and orange blossom honey
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of red apple, honey roasted pistachio, sautéed sweet pepper, and honey roasted sesame candy
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat and on the rocks
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Rich oak influence with an earthy, savory, and umami layered core.

The Importer

Jalisco International Imports

The Importer
GILBERT, AZ
USA
1 480-209-2582

Their Portfolio

90 Senor Rio Blanco Tequila 40% (Mexico) $54.00.
89 Senor Rio Reposado Tequila 40% (Mexico) $59.00.
91 Senor Rio Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $74.00.
88 Senor Rio Coffee Liqueur 18% (Mexico) $21.00.

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.