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Veneno

Veneno
Single Estate Extra Anejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$195

Veneno
Single Estate Extra Anejo Tequila

Category: Extra Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Golden amber color. Inviting aromas and flavors of spiced melon and guava, sassafras, nougat, and vanilla-cherry candle with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and an even, appealing, medium-long finish that exhibits shades of cola nut, sweet and peppery spice melange, rum-soaked coconut cake, tobacco, and berry tea. A delightfully balanced, nuanced, and inviting oak-forward Extra Añejo sipper that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Rich, Fruity & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: spiced melon and guava, sassafras, nougat, and vanilla-cherry candle
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of cola nut, sweet and peppery spice melange, rum-soaked coconut spice cake, and berry tobacco and tea
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Finish Finish: Long
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delightfully balanced, nuanced, and inviting oak-forward extra Añejo sipper that is sure to please.

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Veneno Tequila

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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.

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