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Excellia Tequila Añejo

Excellia Tequila Añejo is 100% Agave and is aged for 18 months in Grand Cru Sauternes wine casks and cognac barrels. Excellia Añejo is a unique Añejo Tequila that spurns the easy, standard añejo-tequila road of vanilla-and-honey in favor of a great, challenging flavor profile that gives the Añejo category what it has until now lacked: credibility as great, aged Tequila, without concessions to sweetness.

Excellia is the fruit of the meeting of two visionary men:
Jean-Sébastien Robicquet, founder of EWG Spirits & Wine, groundbreaking brand creator and producer (G'Vine gin and esprit de June liqueur) and Carlos Camarena, precursor and award-winning tequila master-distiller (Tapatio and El Tesoro tequilas).

Sharing the same common values, the two men respect the traditions, know-hows and the culture they’re coming from while implementing their innovative vision to the spirit industry.

Excellia benefits from the influence of three different regions and two cultures:
Los altos (Jalisco, Mexico)
A hot and dry climate followed by a heavy rainy season and the rich red clay soil rich in minerals of the highlands generate sweet, soft and fruity Agaves.

Sauternes region (France)
A micro-climate with foggy mornings, sunny afternoons by the river and botrytis create the Grand Cru of dessert wine with delicate notes of dried fruits and flowers and a perfect balance between acidity and sugar.

Cognac region (France)
A lot of sun with the right amount of rain, mild temperatures all year long thanks to the ocean's influence and the region's chalky soil contribute to the finest brandy and its so specific rancio character.

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When I decided to start opening bottles again, this Excellia Añejo was right in my sights. The blanco is probably one of my favorites and one of the most unique blancos that I've had the good pleasure of tasting. Add that to the fact that I think that Carlos Camarena is doing some of the finest tequila making out there at NOM 1139 and this one is highly anticipated.

Price: $60-75/bottle

Aroma: Pure agave nose. Grassy, citrusy and lightly vegetal. Lovely.

Initial Taste: Sweet and grassy agave on the entry. Simple, but elegant and tasty.

Body: Medium to thin body. Some herbal notes come through mid-palate. The light grass and fruit are still there as well. And the sweetness is present, but not overpowering.

Finish: A wonderful finish that incorporates all of the elements above and has a long linger as well. A great ending to a wonderful tequila.

For avid readers of the blog, you know that I like to assign everything a relative value. I'm a huge fan of NOM 1139 and this tequila has so many of the great elements of the Tapatio line. The different barrel finish definitely adds some new elements, but the bones are still the same. So if you are new to 1139, go and grab a 1L of Tapatio Añejo for $45 and love every minute of it. If you're looking for something different or a side by side comparison, go and grab this one. You won't regret either bottle. Salud!
Overall rating 
 
91
Aroma-Nose 
 
91
Initial Taste 
 
91
Body 
 
90
Finish 
 
91
Enjoyability 
 
91
Price 
 
85
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94
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist March 25, 2015
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Very nice, but expensive.

When I decided to start opening bottles again, this Excellia Añejo was right in my sights. The blanco is probably one of my favorites and one of the most unique blancos that I've had the good pleasure of tasting. Add that to the fact that I think that Carlos Camarena is doing some of the finest tequila making out there at NOM 1139 and this one is highly anticipated.

Price: $60-75/bottle

Aroma: Pure agave nose. Grassy, citrusy and lightly vegetal. Lovely.

Initial Taste: Sweet and grassy agave on the entry. Simple, but elegant and tasty.

Body: Medium to thin body. Some herbal notes come through mid-palate. The light grass and fruit are still there as well. And the sweetness is present, but not overpowering.

Finish: A wonderful finish that incorporates all of the elements above and has a long linger as well. A great ending to a wonderful tequila.

For avid readers of the blog, you know that I like to assign everything a relative value. I'm a huge fan of NOM 1139 and this tequila has so many of the great elements of the Tapatio line. The different barrel finish definitely adds some new elements, but the bones are still the same. So if you are new to 1139, go and grab a 1L of Tapatio Añejo for $45 and love every minute of it. If you're looking for something different or a side by side comparison, go and grab this one. You won't regret either bottle. Salud!

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