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Kirkland Signature Tequila Añejo

Kirkland Signature Tequila Añejo is handcrafted from 100% Blue Agave. It is double distilled and aged to perfection in American oak barrels using traditional, old-world methods. This exclusive Kirkland Signature spirit provides an exceptional taste with an ultra-smooth finish. (1L bottle)

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Overall rating 
 
87
Aroma-Nose 
 
82  (5)
Initial Taste 
 
85  (5)
Body 
 
86  (5)
Finish 
 
87  (5)
Enjoyability 
 
88  (5)
Price 
 
99  (5)
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83  (5)
Somebody else said this comes from a respected distillery. That says a lot and this tequila does not disappoint. It's a solid performer and this reviewer likes it for both margaritas or sipping although I usually use the blancos and reposados for margaritas. The important function of an anejo for me is the sipping test. It's not the best I've had, but it's quite adequate and superb for the price point.

I thought the aroma was fine, but a tad alcoholy. That said, I don't profess to have a great nose. The initial taste was good and body pretty good. I thoroughly enjoy this product and for the price, how can you go wrong?

I think Costco would do better to give it a name other than "Kirkland Signature." To me that just says "cheap big box crap." Some people won't buy it because of that. Trader Joe's gave it's store brand a name (i.e. Distinqt Reposado) and that gives one a slightly better impression before you try it. However, getting over the bad name, it will become a staple on my shelf for every day use.
Overall rating 
 
90
Aroma-Nose 
 
89
Initial Taste 
 
90
Body 
 
90
Finish 
 
90
Enjoyability 
 
89
Price 
 
99
Presentation 
 
87
Reviewed by mjfuller53 August 28, 2012
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Somebody else said this comes from a respected distillery. That says a lot and this tequila does not disappoint. It's a solid performer and this reviewer likes it for both margaritas or sipping although I usually use the blancos and reposados for margaritas. The important function of an anejo for me is the sipping test. It's not the best I've had, but it's quite adequate and superb for the price point.

I thought the aroma was fine, but a tad alcoholy. That said, I don't profess to have a great nose. The initial taste was good and body pretty good. I thoroughly enjoy this product and for the price, how can you go wrong?

I think Costco would do better to give it a name other than "Kirkland Signature." To me that just says "cheap big box crap." Some people won't buy it because of that. Trader Joe's gave it's store brand a name (i.e. Distinqt Reposado) and that gives one a slightly better impression before you try it. However, getting over the bad name, it will become a staple on my shelf for every day use.

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Costco's first crack at their own brand of tequila. From a well respected NOM 1472, I knew for sure that it would be worth the price, but an anejo for $22 for 1L seemed to good to be true. In some ways it was...in other ways, not so much.

Aroma: More wood than agave. The agave scent is still there, but not as much as I'd like.
Initial taste: Wood and agave with some light earth and spice.
Body: Medium heavy body. The oak flavors take over a bit more than they should in a good tequila.
Finish: The aging makes it nice and smooth, but there isn't really a great linger of any kind on the end of this drink.

The one note that seems odd is that while I usually use a blanco or repo in margaritas, this anejo makes a great and extra smooth margarita. It serves well as a good value all purpose tequila. For $22, it's a steal and I'll always have a bottle on hand.
Overall rating 
 
89
Aroma-Nose 
 
88
Initial Taste 
 
88
Body 
 
89
Finish 
 
89
Enjoyability 
 
89
Price 
 
98
Presentation 
 
90
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist February 28, 2012
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Costco's first crack at their own brand of tequila. From a well respected NOM 1472, I knew for sure that it would be worth the price, but an anejo for $22 for 1L seemed to good to be true. In some ways it was...in other ways, not so much.

Aroma: More wood than agave. The agave scent is still there, but not as much as I'd like.
Initial taste: Wood and agave with some light earth and spice.
Body: Medium heavy body. The oak flavors take over a bit more than they should in a good tequila.
Finish: The aging makes it nice and smooth, but there isn't really a great linger of any kind on the end of this drink.

The one note that seems odd is that while I usually use a blanco or repo in margaritas, this anejo makes a great and extra smooth margarita. It serves well as a good value all purpose tequila. For $22, it's a steal and I'll always have a bottle on hand.

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Saw this at Costco for $22 and, at that price, I had to try it.

The initial aroma was somewhat overpowering, and not in a good way. It was heavily medicinal in nature, with strong notes of alcohol. In my experience, most good sipping tequilas avoid this type of aroma/nose. It wasn't a good first impression. I poured a finger's worth over ice, swirled it around for a few seconds to chill it, then drained the tequila into a sipping glass. A few minutes of breathing didn't improve the nose at all. Ah well, on to the tasting.

Based on the nose, I wasn't expecting much. But I was pleasantly surprised. The tequila was easy on the tongue and smooth on the finish. The taste was pleasant and thoroughly enjoyable. It's not the best sipping tequila available, but it's more than passable for my tastes--much better than some of the pricier selections I've had in the past.

Based on the combination of taste, finish and price, I rated the enjoyability of this tequila a solid 93. I can see making this tequila a staple in my liquor cabinet. It will be great on those evenings when a good, basic sipping tequila is needed.
Overall rating 
 
88
Aroma-Nose 
 
75
Initial Taste 
 
90
Body 
 
85
Finish 
 
90
Enjoyability 
 
93
Price 
 
100
Presentation 
 
83
Reviewed by SteveHawk February 06, 2012
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Saw this at Costco for $22 and, at that price, I had to try it.

The initial aroma was somewhat overpowering, and not in a good way. It was heavily medicinal in nature, with strong notes of alcohol. In my experience, most good sipping tequilas avoid this type of aroma/nose. It wasn't a good first impression. I poured a finger's worth over ice, swirled it around for a few seconds to chill it, then drained the tequila into a sipping glass. A few minutes of breathing didn't improve the nose at all. Ah well, on to the tasting.

Based on the nose, I wasn't expecting much. But I was pleasantly surprised. The tequila was easy on the tongue and smooth on the finish. The taste was pleasant and thoroughly enjoyable. It's not the best sipping tequila available, but it's more than passable for my tastes--much better than some of the pricier selections I've had in the past.

Based on the combination of taste, finish and price, I rated the enjoyability of this tequila a solid 93. I can see making this tequila a staple in my liquor cabinet. It will be great on those evenings when a good, basic sipping tequila is needed.

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Got it from Costco, good tequila for the price. Great in margaritas or to sip in a snifter.
Overall rating 
 
77
Aroma-Nose 
 
80
Initial Taste 
 
70
Body 
 
75
Finish 
 
75
Enjoyability 
 
80
Price 
 
100
Presentation 
 
75
Reviewed by Jabber009 April 30, 2011
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Got it from Costco, good tequila for the price. Great in margaritas or to sip in a snifter.

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Best Tequila for the price. It was pretty good.
Overall rating 
 
89
Aroma-Nose 
 
80
Initial Taste 
 
89
Body 
 
90
Finish 
 
90
Enjoyability 
 
90
Price 
 
100
Presentation 
 
80
Reviewed by gmendros April 24, 2011
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Best Tequila for the price. It was pretty good.

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