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Tears Of Llorona

Tears Of Llorona
Scotch, Sherry And Cognac Barrel-Aged Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 43%
98 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$272

Tears Of Llorona
Scotch, Sherry And Cognac Barrel-Aged Extra Añejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 43%
Golden amber color. Aromas of chocolate covered orange peel, chipotle and herbs sautéed in an iron skillet, cinnamon dusted grilled pineapple, and dark cocoa and walnut with a fat body and a very long smoky persimmon, red cherry and medulla dates, pineapple and orange, and dark chocolate with umami and rancio finish. A luxuriously aged example of agave that retains the base spirit and exemplifies the cask management that puts this in the pantheon of other finally aged spirits.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Herbal & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered orange peel, chipotle and herbs sautéed in an iron skillet, cinnamon dusted grilled pineapple, and dark cocoa and walnut
Taste Flavor: smoky persimmon, red cherry and medulla dates, pineapple and orange, and dark chocolate with umami and rancio
Smoothness Smoothness:
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A luxuriously aged example of agave that retains the base spirit and exemplifies the cask management that puts this in the pantheon of other finally aged spirits.

The Producer

Infinium Spirits

The Producer
510 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101
USA

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.