Anejos Riazul Tequila Anejo

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Riazul Premium Anejo Tequila

Riazul Premium Anejo Tequila is 100% Agave and aged in French white oak barrels previously used for XO cognac / brandy. Experience extraordinary scents in Riazul Añejo Tequila including toffee and sarsaparilla, and deep flavors of caramel, amaretto, tootsie roll, honey & espresso.

Riazul Premium Tequila is the outstanding result of combining the best traditional methods with modern technology. Our close attention during production guarantees consistency and quality in every glass you pour. From the Highland Mountains of Jalisco, Mexico, the land of Riazul has been passed down from generation to generation for more than 200 years since the Mexican War of Independence. Where strife and struggle once challenged the will of a people, freedom prevailed and an independent spirit was born; this is the land of Riazul.

Riazul is bottled in an eco-friendly bottle, fully recyclable and free of lead and cadmium.

Editor review

Riazul Anejo * Tasted Blind 12-27-08 * Riedel Tequila Glass

Appearance: copper, golden hues - thick body and slow tears
Aroma: caramel, agave, mild clove and almond
Initial Taste: light floral and sweet agave
Spirit Body: mild agave and wood with butter, vanilla and cinnamon
Finish / Aftertaste: warm mouthfeel, short butter and cinnamon aftertaste

A pleasant surprise in this Anejo, full of excellent aromas and flavors, and not over-oaked
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Reviewed by Tequila.net December 27, 2008
Last updated: December 28, 2008
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Riazul Anejo * Tasted Blind 12-27-08 * Riedel Tequila Glass

Appearance: copper, golden hues - thick body and slow tears
Aroma: caramel, agave, mild clove and almond
Initial Taste: light floral and sweet agave
Spirit Body: mild agave and wood with butter, vanilla and cinnamon
Finish / Aftertaste: warm mouthfeel, short butter and cinnamon aftertaste

A pleasant surprise in this Anejo, full of excellent aromas and flavors, and not over-oaked

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Overall rating 
 
94
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95  (12)
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95  (12)
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96  (12)
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95  (12)
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95  (12)
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90  (12)
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You do not buy this tequila for the bottle, what a bad decision in presentation but the good news the actual tequila is good. It has a nice complexity with agave notes, spices, some flower notes and fruits typical of tequila from los Altos. The barrel is precent with caramel some almond and butter. Nice body and color, the aftertaste is long and full of aromas from the tequila and the barrel.
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90
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92
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90
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94
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92
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91
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85
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Reviewed by jagghb May 02, 2014
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Interesting Bottle

You do not buy this tequila for the bottle, what a bad decision in presentation but the good news the actual tequila is good. It has a nice complexity with agave notes, spices, some flower notes and fruits typical of tequila from los Altos. The barrel is precent with caramel some almond and butter. Nice body and color, the aftertaste is long and full of aromas from the tequila and the barrel.

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The immediate aroma is a sweet caramel with a taste to match. I was delighted with how the flavor lasted from start to finish end then some. This is my favorite anejo as of yet. The bottle looks very art deco and modern, which I like. The price was acceptable, though it makes me want to drink it slower. All my friends that have tried this "blind folded" compared to others in my collection, agreed that this was the best. Not surprisingly, their blanco is also excellent. By all means, purchase this tequila, you will be quite happy.
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94
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94
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94
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94
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94
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94
Price 
 
90
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95
Reviewed by neilkjos November 06, 2013
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The immediate aroma is a sweet caramel with a taste to match. I was delighted with how the flavor lasted from start to finish end then some. This is my favorite anejo as of yet. The bottle looks very art deco and modern, which I like. The price was acceptable, though it makes me want to drink it slower. All my friends that have tried this "blind folded" compared to others in my collection, agreed that this was the best. Not surprisingly, their blanco is also excellent. By all means, purchase this tequila, you will be quite happy.

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Riazul is totally different than other high/medium end Tequilas I have tried The nose is very nice without the strong aroma .The taste is a different mix than others I have tried -- spicy and peppery is what I taste .The wood taste lingers on long after the tasting and is very smooth from start to finish Price is about right not cheep but not crazy I think the presentation is a attempt to break away from the usual round bottle and show a fresh logo that stands out from the crowd
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95
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95
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96
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96
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96
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96
Price 
 
90
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90
Reviewed by wb September 26, 2013
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Riazul is totally different than other high/medium end Tequilas I have tried The nose is very nice without the strong aroma .The taste is a different mix than others I have tried -- spicy and peppery is what I taste .The wood taste lingers on long after the tasting and is very smooth from start to finish Price is about right not cheep but not crazy I think the presentation is a attempt to break away from the usual round bottle and show a fresh logo that stands out from the crowd

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Riazul anejo gets a definite A-plus for originality. Noticeably thick and rich on the pour. The nose is quite striking and something that really grows on you - cognac, maybe port, a whiff of spicy bubble gum and fruit punch, a breeze of cough syrup, with some cooked agave peeking out from the background. Taste is spicy and sweet, with a nice cinnamony component, some woodiness, soft agave, and, again, a very subtle note of cough syrup, with a good lingering finish of mulled spice, wood, agave, and that cough syrup again. This is a very complex, very difficult to define, and in the end oddly tasty anejo. It's perfect to bring out at a party, but I wonder how often I'll reach for it over my stable of favourites. Then again, the more I drink it, the more I like it.
Overall rating 
 
94
Aroma-Nose 
 
95
Initial Taste 
 
92
Body 
 
96
Finish 
 
94
Enjoyability 
 
92
Price 
 
90
Presentation 
 
95
Reviewed by tmou August 16, 2013
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Riazul anejo gets a definite A-plus for originality. Noticeably thick and rich on the pour. The nose is quite striking and something that really grows on you - cognac, maybe port, a whiff of spicy bubble gum and fruit punch, a breeze of cough syrup, with some cooked agave peeking out from the background. Taste is spicy and sweet, with a nice cinnamony component, some woodiness, soft agave, and, again, a very subtle note of cough syrup, with a good lingering finish of mulled spice, wood, agave, and that cough syrup again. This is a very complex, very difficult to define, and in the end oddly tasty anejo. It's perfect to bring out at a party, but I wonder how often I'll reach for it over my stable of favourites. Then again, the more I drink it, the more I like it.

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This is a unique anejo. Like no other I've tasted. And I have to admit that I was disappointed the first time. But after a few days I was curious enough to go back for seconds. Then thirds. Lather, rinse, repeat. In short, I "learned" to like it. Now, I truly enjoy it. This has a rich, complex flavor with (strangely enough) a hint of cinnamon, which is what I objected to, initially. After adjusting my attitude, I realize that's just one component to this anejo's multifaceted character.

But what's with the bottle? That postmodern rectangular shape with the industrial, focus-group approved graphics looks like an oversize perfume jug.
Overall rating 
 
88
Aroma-Nose 
 
91
Initial Taste 
 
91
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92
Finish 
 
92
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92
Price 
 
56
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Reviewed by skoro June 06, 2013
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Different is good

This is a unique anejo. Like no other I've tasted. And I have to admit that I was disappointed the first time. But after a few days I was curious enough to go back for seconds. Then thirds. Lather, rinse, repeat. In short, I "learned" to like it. Now, I truly enjoy it. This has a rich, complex flavor with (strangely enough) a hint of cinnamon, which is what I objected to, initially. After adjusting my attitude, I realize that's just one component to this anejo's multifaceted character.

But what's with the bottle? That postmodern rectangular shape with the industrial, focus-group approved graphics looks like an oversize perfume jug.

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