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Los Abuelos Tequila Anejo
Anejos
Submitted by Tequila.net     March 11, 2007    
The top of the pyramid from a wonderful line of tequilas.

Aroma: Caramel, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla, and oak.
Initial taste: Sweet, with vanilla and agave coming first.
Body: Oily and rich. A bit lighter in color than I expected (not much darker than the reposado).
Finish: Spice, oak, and vanilla finish with a lasting agave fade. No alcohol burn, but a tad on the spicy side.

This tequila pairs beautifully with rich entrees that include red meat or bacon, desserts that complement the vanilla notes, mangos, and smoked peppers.

This anejo is quite extraordinary in its complexity without being overpowered by the flavors of the barrel. Like the rest of their line, I think it is a little expensive for what is offered, but this tequila is made using a time- and cost-intensive process: the traditional way.

I savored every sip and would try it again in a heartbeat. If you love tequila and haven't had this offering yet, you are missing out on a classic.
Overall rating 
 
94
Aroma-Nose 
 
93
Initial Taste 
 
93
Body 
 
95
Finish 
 
94
Enjoyability 
 
94
Price 
 
85
Presentation 
 
95
Reviewed by JungleLarry August 19, 2011
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The top of the pyramid from a wonderful line of tequilas.

Aroma: Caramel, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla, and oak.
Initial taste: Sweet, with vanilla and agave coming first.
Body: Oily and rich. A bit lighter in color than I expected (not much darker than the reposado).
Finish: Spice, oak, and vanilla finish with a lasting agave fade. No alcohol burn, but a tad on the spicy side.

This tequila pairs beautifully with rich entrees that include red meat or bacon, desserts that complement the vanilla notes, mangos, and smoked peppers.

This anejo is quite extraordinary in its complexity without being overpowered by the flavors of the barrel. Like the rest of their line, I think it is a little expensive for what is offered, but this tequila is made using a time- and cost-intensive process: the traditional way.

I savored every sip and would try it again in a heartbeat. If you love tequila and haven't had this offering yet, you are missing out on a classic.

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