Extra Anejos Don Pilar Tequila Extra Anejo

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Don Pilar Tequila Extra Añejo

Don Pilar Tequila Extra Añejo is produced from 100% Blue Agave harvested in the rich soils of the Jaliscan Highlands on Don Pilar's ranch, Santa Rosa. Don Pilar Extra Añejo is aged in virgin American White oak barrels for 36 months, and finished in French Limousin oak for 4 months. This masterly blend is performed by Leopoldo Solis Tinoco and Gabriel Espindola, the master distillers behind Don Pilar.

Don Pilar Extra Añejo celebrates la Cabalgata, a Mexican tradition of horsemanship, faith and camaraderie. Each bottle is individually numbered and hand-signed by Don Pilar, and comes in a handsome wooden gift box.

Only 7500 bottles of this limited edition initial lot were produced.

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This is one of the best tequilas I have tasted. It's not super complex, but what it does, it does very well.

The nose is full of apples and charcoal - delightful. There is really no agave, but you have to love the smell of this spirit - only a slight alcohol presence. The taste has continuing apples and charcoal. Sweetness prevails, but not a manipulative sweetness. There is some oaky dryness from the tannins. Body is light-medium. It coats well, but not a lot of oiliness. The finish is very smooth with minimal burn. It provides a wonderful lasting reminder of the apple/fruit and oak/charcoal.

There's nothing to dislike about this tequila; every aspect is top-notch. It's rich, but not so rich that you can only drink one glass. It has a $100 price jump over the anejo, and although it is aged much longer (40 mos.), and is such good juice, I really wish the price was more within reach. The packaging offers a different bottle than the blanco and anejo. It is hand-numbered and signed in a very classy, tall, slender bottle.
Overall rating 
 
95
Aroma-Nose 
 
95
Initial Taste 
 
96
Body 
 
93
Finish 
 
97
Enjoyability 
 
97
Price 
 
90
Presentation 
 
96
Reviewed by jdjohn84 June 21, 2013
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This is one of the best tequilas I have tasted. It's not super complex, but what it does, it does very well.

The nose is full of apples and charcoal - delightful. There is really no agave, but you have to love the smell of this spirit - only a slight alcohol presence. The taste has continuing apples and charcoal. Sweetness prevails, but not a manipulative sweetness. There is some oaky dryness from the tannins. Body is light-medium. It coats well, but not a lot of oiliness. The finish is very smooth with minimal burn. It provides a wonderful lasting reminder of the apple/fruit and oak/charcoal.

There's nothing to dislike about this tequila; every aspect is top-notch. It's rich, but not so rich that you can only drink one glass. It has a $100 price jump over the anejo, and although it is aged much longer (40 mos.), and is such good juice, I really wish the price was more within reach. The packaging offers a different bottle than the blanco and anejo. It is hand-numbered and signed in a very classy, tall, slender bottle.

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