Anejos Luna Nueva Tequila Anejo

Luna Nueva Tequila Anejo http://www.tequila.net/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/350x350s/37/69/ce/1962_luna-nueva-tequila-anejo_1352827177.jpg

Submitted by Tequila.net     November 13, 2012    
 
0
 
89 (2)
1460   0   1   0   0
 

Tequila Review

Brand
Luna Nueva
NOM
Oven Type
Extraction Method
Distillation Method
Distillation
Alcohol Volume
Tasting Awards
2012 TEQUILA.net Awards - "Best of the Best" Best Agave Blend Tequila
2012 TEQUILA.net Awards - Best of the Best

Luna Nueva Tequila Añejo

Luna Nueva Tequila Añejo is 100% Blue Agave aged for 18 months in new American and French oak barrels.

Since ancient times, the new moon has come to be a symbol of rebirth and new beginnings. So it’s not surprising that this new luxurious tequila should adopt as its name Luna Nueva, or “new moon.” It embodies what aficionados and enthusiasts adore about boutique tequilas: It is a romantic spirit graced with style, class and a boatload of character.

Luna Nueva Tequila is crafted at family-owned and operated Premium de Jalisco (NOM 1558) in Mazamitla, Jalisco, under the direct supervision of third-generation Master Distiller Don Wilfrido Ortega Casas. The Agave used in distillation come from both the Lowlands and Highlands. After harvesting, they are baked in stone ovens, slowly fermented and double-distilled in traditional pot stills.

Photo by TEQUILA.net

User reviews

Average user rating from: 2 user(s)

Already have an account? or Create an account
Overall rating 
 
89
Aroma-Nose 
 
88  (2)
Initial Taste 
 
89  (2)
Body 
 
90  (2)
Finish 
 
88  (2)
Enjoyability 
 
90  (2)
Price 
 
90  (2)
Presentation 
 
91  (2)
Luna Nueva is a fairly new brand...and it has an interesting twist. At NOM 1558, it is made with both highland and lowland agave plants. I'm not positive what the purpose is, but I would assume that it is to attempt to harmoniously combine the trademark aspects of agave from both areas. I enjoyed the blanco, so let's see what two kinds of blue agave do when they hit the barrel for over a year.

Price: $40-45/bottle

Aroma: Light cooked agave with a big nose of vanilla and oak compliments.

Initial Taste: Vanilla, baking spice and a hint of ripe fruit.

Body: Medium bodied. Not too oily, but definite a full mouth feel. Still lots of sweetness from the vanilla/caramel notes with just some light spice and ripe fruit (apple/pear).

Finish: Pretty short for an anejo. The desserty sweetness lingers for a short while, but it's not the long finish that you're looking for in most anejos. Definitely easy to drink...very smooth.

Luna Nueva anejo is a nice dessert sipper. It has the trademark aspects of a good anejo in that it has vanilla/caramel, spice and oak. It's very easy to drink and goes down very smooth. If you are looking to introduce someone to an anejo, this is a pretty good option because of the profile and the easy finish. Tasty.
Overall rating 
 
87
Aroma-Nose 
 
86
Initial Taste 
 
88
Body 
 
87
Finish 
 
85
Enjoyability 
 
87
Price 
 
89
Presentation 
 
91
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist July 18, 2013
#1 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (405)

Luna Nueva is a fairly new brand...and it has an interesting twist. At NOM 1558, it is made with both highland and lowland agave plants. I'm not positive what the purpose is, but I would assume that it is to attempt to harmoniously combine the trademark aspects of agave from both areas. I enjoyed the blanco, so let's see what two kinds of blue agave do when they hit the barrel for over a year.

Price: $40-45/bottle

Aroma: Light cooked agave with a big nose of vanilla and oak compliments.

Initial Taste: Vanilla, baking spice and a hint of ripe fruit.

Body: Medium bodied. Not too oily, but definite a full mouth feel. Still lots of sweetness from the vanilla/caramel notes with just some light spice and ripe fruit (apple/pear).

Finish: Pretty short for an anejo. The desserty sweetness lingers for a short while, but it's not the long finish that you're looking for in most anejos. Definitely easy to drink...very smooth.

Luna Nueva anejo is a nice dessert sipper. It has the trademark aspects of a good anejo in that it has vanilla/caramel, spice and oak. It's very easy to drink and goes down very smooth. If you are looking to introduce someone to an anejo, this is a pretty good option because of the profile and the easy finish. Tasty.

Was this review helpful to you? 
The nose on this anejo is not bad, but it's not really that special either. Like its younger siblings, it's just kind of weak. I even poured a different brand in an identical glass just to make sure my sniffer was working properly, and it's fine. I do get a little fruit in the anejo as compared to the repo, which is nice since the repo is kind of a caramel bomb. The anejo still has plenty of caramel, and enhanced oak tannins, too.

Taste is very similar to the nose. Mostly sweet, but doesn't scream cooked agave. There is still the caramel (and vanilla), but as with the nose, some fruit flavors also come through. I would call it a mixture of tropical fruit and maybe some red apple. I also get a tinge of the charcoal coming through from the barrels. It's a nice flavor overall, but I don't get much agave. The body is medium-to-slightly-heavy, progressing even a bit more from the younger expressions. It doesn't coat my mouth very much with oiliness, but it does have weight - maybe even chewy by some definition.

Finish on this is like the nose and like the silver and repo...kind of weak - not offensive or hot - actually pretty smooth in that regard. But it's nothing exciting or remarkable. There is a very quick burn, and the aftertaste that does remain is the basic sweetness with caramel, vanilla, and a hint of fruit. Nothing lasts very long in the finish.

Overall, it is a fairly enjoyable experience, but will probably leave a tequila aficionado unimpressed. I think it would be a good intro tequila for new sippers, but it lacks complexity for a refined palate.
Overall rating 
 
91
Aroma-Nose 
 
90
Initial Taste 
 
90
Body 
 
93
Finish 
 
90
Enjoyability 
 
92
Price 
 
90
Presentation 
 
90
Reviewed by jdjohn84 April 14, 2013
Top 10 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (67)

The nose on this anejo is not bad, but it's not really that special either. Like its younger siblings, it's just kind of weak. I even poured a different brand in an identical glass just to make sure my sniffer was working properly, and it's fine. I do get a little fruit in the anejo as compared to the repo, which is nice since the repo is kind of a caramel bomb. The anejo still has plenty of caramel, and enhanced oak tannins, too.

Taste is very similar to the nose. Mostly sweet, but doesn't scream cooked agave. There is still the caramel (and vanilla), but as with the nose, some fruit flavors also come through. I would call it a mixture of tropical fruit and maybe some red apple. I also get a tinge of the charcoal coming through from the barrels. It's a nice flavor overall, but I don't get much agave. The body is medium-to-slightly-heavy, progressing even a bit more from the younger expressions. It doesn't coat my mouth very much with oiliness, but it does have weight - maybe even chewy by some definition.

Finish on this is like the nose and like the silver and repo...kind of weak - not offensive or hot - actually pretty smooth in that regard. But it's nothing exciting or remarkable. There is a very quick burn, and the aftertaste that does remain is the basic sweetness with caramel, vanilla, and a hint of fruit. Nothing lasts very long in the finish.

Overall, it is a fairly enjoyable experience, but will probably leave a tequila aficionado unimpressed. I think it would be a good intro tequila for new sippers, but it lacks complexity for a refined palate.

Was this review helpful to you?