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Cava de Oro Tequila Anejo
Anejos
Submitted by Tequila.net     June 27, 2007    
This is the younger sibling of the Extra Añejo that won best in show at Spirits of Mexico 2012. My hopes were high for that one, but I found it to be overly sweet and I'm hoping that less time the the barrel allows the agave to shine through a bit more. Here's to hoping...

Price: $50/bottle

Aroma: Sweet agave, cotton candy and some oak.

Initial Taste: Candied. It's not even an agave sweetness. I don't think this flavor profile is possible without additives.

Body: Medium bodied and still really sweet. There's a bit of a chemical aspect that gives it an odd overall flavor. There's some wood too, but it's overpowered by sugar.

Finish: A smoky and almost rubbery aspect on the finish to go along with the overpowering sweetness. Not a great finish.

In all honesty, this doesn't even taste much like tequila. It tastes like sugar with some wood chips mixed in. For the $50 price tag, I'd recommend a lot more things than this tequila. I hate writing reviews that don't find redeeming aspects or flavors that some people might like, but this line so far with the añejo and XA is one to pass up.
Overall rating 
 
80
Aroma-Nose 
 
81
Initial Taste 
 
80
Body 
 
79
Finish 
 
78
Enjoyability 
 
80
Price 
 
82
Presentation 
 
92
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist December 20, 2013
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Sweet...Way too sweet

This is the younger sibling of the Extra Añejo that won best in show at Spirits of Mexico 2012. My hopes were high for that one, but I found it to be overly sweet and I'm hoping that less time the the barrel allows the agave to shine through a bit more. Here's to hoping...

Price: $50/bottle

Aroma: Sweet agave, cotton candy and some oak.

Initial Taste: Candied. It's not even an agave sweetness. I don't think this flavor profile is possible without additives.

Body: Medium bodied and still really sweet. There's a bit of a chemical aspect that gives it an odd overall flavor. There's some wood too, but it's overpowered by sugar.

Finish: A smoky and almost rubbery aspect on the finish to go along with the overpowering sweetness. Not a great finish.

In all honesty, this doesn't even taste much like tequila. It tastes like sugar with some wood chips mixed in. For the $50 price tag, I'd recommend a lot more things than this tequila. I hate writing reviews that don't find redeeming aspects or flavors that some people might like, but this line so far with the añejo and XA is one to pass up.

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