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Tequila Comisario

Tequila Comisario
7 Year Aged Small Batch Extra Añejo

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$1299

Tequila Comisario
7 Year Aged Small Batch Extra Añejo

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of caramel and vanilla, toasted nuts and baking spices, butterscotch, and kettle corn with a round, soft, dry medium-full body and a tingling, very complex, very long finish with accents of dark honey and peanut brittle, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and cocoa, bananas foster, and chocolate covered cherries and vanilla custard. Rich cascading layers of barrel flavors, dominated by manuka honey roasted nuts; the agave spice is there in the background but this is all about the barrel.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: caramel and vanilla, toasted nuts and baking spices, butterscotch, and kettle corn
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of dark honey and peanut brittle, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and cocoa, bananas foster, and chocolate covered cherries and vanilla custard
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Finish Finish: Very Long
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Rich cascading layers of barrel flavors, dominated by manuka honey roasted nuts; the agave spice is there in the background but this is all about the barrel.

The Producer

Elite Beverage International

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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.