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Corazon de Agave Tequila Añejo

Tequila Corazón de Agave Añejo is aged in American oak barrels. The Añejo is allowed to mature fully by spending 2 years in the barrels, absorbing and capturing the natural essences imparted by the oak.

Casa San Matias is one of the few family-owned agave estates in Jalisco, Mexico. Corazón de Agave Tequila is estate cultivated, distilled and hand bottled. The entire Corazón de Agave Tequila process comes straight from the heart of its producers.

Corazón de Agave Tequila is made from only 100% agave. Only the highest quality plants are selected, using all natural juices from the heart of the agave.

Corazón de Agave Tequila contains no artificial ingredients.

Oxygen is infused into Corazón de Agave Tequila after the second distillation. This produces a spirit that is softer and more approachable with enhanced aroma and distinct flavors.

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Overall rating 
 
84
Aroma-Nose 
 
84  (8)
Initial Taste 
 
84  (8)
Body 
 
84  (8)
Finish 
 
84  (8)
Enjoyability 
 
84  (8)
Price 
 
79  (8)
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89  (8)
If you're familiar with tequila, you are familiar with NOM 1103, Tequila San Matias. The make a lot of prominent brands like Pueblo Viejo, San Matias and this one: Corazon de Agave. It's maybe more well recognized for it's oddly shaped bottle, but it's well distributed and commonly seen in bars across the US. I reviewed the blanco and the reposado a long time ago and even before the NOM change. I will tell you that the switch to San Matias seemed to do the reposado good. Let's see what it does for the añejo.

Price: $20-40/bottle
Aroma: Cooked agave, oak, light earth and caramel. Fairly basic and not overly sweet.
Initial Taste: Earthy agave is strong up front with some caramel and oak.
Body: The earth is still strong. Some sweeter notes and spice combine for good balance.
Finish: There's some more wood notes on a medium length finish. It's a touch bitter for my liking.

Overall, this is a decent tequila, but not anything that you need to rush out for. There's strong earth and wood notes that make for a bitter (and not sweet) overall profile. If you like that sort of profile, this is a good value buy. For me, I could take or leave Tequila Corazon de Agave.
Overall rating 
 
85
Aroma-Nose 
 
85
Initial Taste 
 
84
Body 
 
85
Finish 
 
84
Enjoyability 
 
85
Price 
 
90
Presentation 
 
91
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist December 16, 2013
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If you're familiar with tequila, you are familiar with NOM 1103, Tequila San Matias. The make a lot of prominent brands like Pueblo Viejo, San Matias and this one: Corazon de Agave. It's maybe more well recognized for it's oddly shaped bottle, but it's well distributed and commonly seen in bars across the US. I reviewed the blanco and the reposado a long time ago and even before the NOM change. I will tell you that the switch to San Matias seemed to do the reposado good. Let's see what it does for the añejo.

Price: $20-40/bottle
Aroma: Cooked agave, oak, light earth and caramel. Fairly basic and not overly sweet.
Initial Taste: Earthy agave is strong up front with some caramel and oak.
Body: The earth is still strong. Some sweeter notes and spice combine for good balance.
Finish: There's some more wood notes on a medium length finish. It's a touch bitter for my liking.

Overall, this is a decent tequila, but not anything that you need to rush out for. There's strong earth and wood notes that make for a bitter (and not sweet) overall profile. If you like that sort of profile, this is a good value buy. For me, I could take or leave Tequila Corazon de Agave.

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I was disappointed in this tequila. I tasted it in a flight with Don Julio Anejo and El Jimador Anejo, and I really didn't even want to finish this one. I chugged it first so I could enjoy sipping the other two.

The aroma isn't especially great, and it's harsh on the tongue when it first hits. The finish is smooth but nothing like a truly smooth anejo should be. This is really more in the reposed class in my book.
Overall rating 
 
84
Aroma-Nose 
 
85
Initial Taste 
 
83
Body 
 
87
Finish 
 
83
Enjoyability 
 
83
Price 
 
80
Presentation 
 
88
Reviewed by jzsouthern January 20, 2012
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I was disappointed in this tequila. I tasted it in a flight with Don Julio Anejo and El Jimador Anejo, and I really didn't even want to finish this one. I chugged it first so I could enjoy sipping the other two.

The aroma isn't especially great, and it's harsh on the tongue when it first hits. The finish is smooth but nothing like a truly smooth anejo should be. This is really more in the reposed class in my book.

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I generally prefer blancos & reposados, which might be why I liked this tequila as much as I did. The agave flavor is balanced nicely against the flavor from the barrel, where both flavor profiles can be easily distinguished from the other. Slightly sweeter than average smell and taste, goes down smooth and finishes with a lot of warmth. I think this tequila is a good choice for those that might just be getting into anejos and haven't quite developed the palette for more complex anejos that take more flavors from the barrel. I paid $35 for the bottle which seemed very reasonable for the quality.
Overall rating 
 
90
Aroma-Nose 
 
86
Initial Taste 
 
90
Body 
 
91
Finish 
 
92
Enjoyability 
 
93
Price 
 
80
Presentation 
 
90
Reviewed by CS August 05, 2010
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I generally prefer blancos & reposados, which might be why I liked this tequila as much as I did. The agave flavor is balanced nicely against the flavor from the barrel, where both flavor profiles can be easily distinguished from the other. Slightly sweeter than average smell and taste, goes down smooth and finishes with a lot of warmth. I think this tequila is a good choice for those that might just be getting into anejos and haven't quite developed the palette for more complex anejos that take more flavors from the barrel. I paid $35 for the bottle which seemed very reasonable for the quality.

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Bought 2/22/10, paid $45, I always drink at home from a tall shoot glass. Can't say there was much i liked about this anejo... maybe the bottle but that has a sticker on it. Oh well, sounds a bit harsh I know but I'm just being honest here. To be fair the presentation and nose are not too bad but that isn't enough to compete with all the excellent anejo's out there. Pass on this one.
Overall rating 
 
77
Aroma-Nose 
 
86
Initial Taste 
 
82
Body 
 
75
Finish 
 
75
Enjoyability 
 
75
Price 
 
50
Presentation 
 
90
Reviewed by sdnerf February 22, 2010
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Bought 2/22/10, paid $45, I always drink at home from a tall shoot glass. Can't say there was much i liked about this anejo... maybe the bottle but that has a sticker on it. Oh well, sounds a bit harsh I know but I'm just being honest here. To be fair the presentation and nose are not too bad but that isn't enough to compete with all the excellent anejo's out there. Pass on this one.

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I almost always taste & review at home with my own bottle but I made an exception with the three Corazones during the holidays at a Mexican restaurant. This amber, yellow anejo revealed more caramel & oak in the nose & first taste than the reposado. Missing was the depth & power from aging I have come to associate with a better anejo. A nice caramel sweetness evolved along with a presence of smoky, spicy agave. The medium/full bodied tequila exhibited more sweet caramel flavors but once again, no depth. Corazon Anejo finished quicker than I would have initially guessed but did roll off smoothly. This was the smoothest of the three but I enjoyed the reposado the most & for the money, better anejo's can be found with not much effort!
Overall rating 
 
88
Aroma-Nose 
 
87
Initial Taste 
 
87
Body 
 
88
Finish 
 
88
Enjoyability 
 
90
Price 
 
82
Presentation 
 
95
Reviewed by El Jefe December 27, 2008
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I almost always taste & review at home with my own bottle but I made an exception with the three Corazones during the holidays at a Mexican restaurant. This amber, yellow anejo revealed more caramel & oak in the nose & first taste than the reposado. Missing was the depth & power from aging I have come to associate with a better anejo. A nice caramel sweetness evolved along with a presence of smoky, spicy agave. The medium/full bodied tequila exhibited more sweet caramel flavors but once again, no depth. Corazon Anejo finished quicker than I would have initially guessed but did roll off smoothly. This was the smoothest of the three but I enjoyed the reposado the most & for the money, better anejo's can be found with not much effort!

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