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El Capo Tequila Añejo

Tequila El Capo Añejo is 100% Agave from the Highlands of Jalisco. El Capo Añejo is aged in American oak barrels for 3 years, and presents a bright, intense amber. Scents of caramel, oak, vanilla, toasted nuts and pure tobacco; with velvety flavors of honey, vanilla and dried fruit that will delight Tequila connoisseurs.

Tequila El Capo is associated to one of the most fruitful and traditional distilleries in Mexico, Tequilera Newton. From its beginnings in 1941, El Capo Tequila was one of the great creations distilled from carefully selected Blue Agave using manual distillation and aging processes.

Tequilera Newton founder, Enrique Guillermo Newton Alexanderson, and his family worked arduously for decades to perfect the quality of this great tequila.

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Evidently, this tequila is relatively new (May, 2013) on the market. I found my bottle in a giant Total Wine store in Orlando, Florida near Universal Studies. They had exactly one bottle left in a store with a very large selection of tequila (at least for the East Coast). I took this as a good sign - and bought the bottle for around $40.00. It came with a colorful box and the bottle itself is rivaled in weight only by DeLeon products. It is perhaps my favorite non-descript bottle of tequila.
In a Riedel glass, the tequila is the color of light honey or light brown sugar water. The legs are thick, numerous and drain slowly to the liquid's surface. Aromatics are not particularly complex but agave is strong with undercurrents of vanilla and caramel. A second and third sniff brings out more, but it is difficult to pin down the elements in the nose. First taste offers strong toasted agave that is not too sweet with a moderate alcohol burn. The second taste is more refined with notes of roasted nuts, toffee, light wood and a burnt brown sugar (not sweet). First finish has medium throat burn and the subsequent swallows diminish slightly. Pedigree could be more refined but I am really falling for this tequila due to price, presentation and persistence. It has a certain "something" - at least for me.
Overall rating 
 
92
Aroma-Nose 
 
91
Initial Taste 
 
91
Body 
 
92
Finish 
 
92
Enjoyability 
 
93
Price 
 
95
Presentation 
 
98
Reviewed by dasypus May 23, 2013
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El Capo Tequila Anejo

Evidently, this tequila is relatively new (May, 2013) on the market. I found my bottle in a giant Total Wine store in Orlando, Florida near Universal Studies. They had exactly one bottle left in a store with a very large selection of tequila (at least for the East Coast). I took this as a good sign - and bought the bottle for around $40.00. It came with a colorful box and the bottle itself is rivaled in weight only by DeLeon products. It is perhaps my favorite non-descript bottle of tequila.
In a Riedel glass, the tequila is the color of light honey or light brown sugar water. The legs are thick, numerous and drain slowly to the liquid's surface. Aromatics are not particularly complex but agave is strong with undercurrents of vanilla and caramel. A second and third sniff brings out more, but it is difficult to pin down the elements in the nose. First taste offers strong toasted agave that is not too sweet with a moderate alcohol burn. The second taste is more refined with notes of roasted nuts, toffee, light wood and a burnt brown sugar (not sweet). First finish has medium throat burn and the subsequent swallows diminish slightly. Pedigree could be more refined but I am really falling for this tequila due to price, presentation and persistence. It has a certain "something" - at least for me.

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