Extra Anejos Gran Marquis Tequila Extra Anejo

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Gran Marquis Tequila Extra Añejo - XO Reserve

Gran Marquis Tequila Extra Añejo is 100% Blue Agave produced in Atotonilco el Alto, the Highlands of Jalisco. Aged to perfection in newly charred French oak barrels (Vernou Region Cognac) for 52 months, Gran Marquis Tequila is the first 100% supervised product by the Academia Mexicana del Tequila.

This rare, single barrel, limited edition Tequila is overseen by Master Distiller Don Jesus Martinez, and bottled in a vessel reminiscent of freeblown Dutch Onion bottles of the late 1700’s, perfect for protecting its contents. The crest is reminiscent of early Spanish America which includes Mexican and American motifs depicting the culture and history of Tequila. Each wooden top is engraved with the Lot / Bottle number.

Gran Marquis Tequila pays respect and tribute to more than 400 years of Tequila production, from the 1600's in Nueva Galicia when Don Pedro Sanchez de Tagle, the Marquis od Altamira, first produced Tequila, to today's Jimadores and Maestro Tequileros, that with their dedication and love for the land have passed on this unique art and tradition that truly makes it the Spirit of Mexico gift to the world.

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The moment you pour Gran Marquis XA into your glass you are smitten with the color. It's rich, deep and dark. The bottle is pitch black, which doesn't allow you to see the tequila within. It's an interesting shape and looks classy...and as you know, which many spirits that comes with a price.

Price: $250-300/bottle

Aroma: A fairly light nose. Not much agave, light wood and spice notes. Nothing overly sweet either.

Initial Taste: Nutty, chocolatey and with dark spices. Interesting.

Body: Medium bodied…great color. The chocolate and oak flavors are strongest and they combine with an interesting nutty flavor. Everything is in good balance.

Finish: Really easy to sip and the linger is very long with the oak and nuts. The spice creeps in at different points. An interesting and delicious drink with a unique finish.

The flavors in Gran Marquis are unique and delicious. That apparently is what happens when you age something for 52 months in newly charred French oak. Everything about this pour says luxury and class...and if you have $300 to spend, it's probably worth a try. However, to me, I could get 3-4 tequilas that I like as much or more than this one for the money and for that reason, it makes it hard for me to recommend this...or any other tequila that runs 3 Ben Franklins. It's very good, but it's not in the "great" category that makes it a must add to a collection at any price.

Overall rating 
 
92
Aroma-Nose 
 
92
Initial Taste 
 
91
Body 
 
93
Finish 
 
94
Enjoyability 
 
93
Price 
 
80
Presentation 
 
92
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist March 05, 2014
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Delicious, but not worth the $300

The moment you pour Gran Marquis XA into your glass you are smitten with the color. It's rich, deep and dark. The bottle is pitch black, which doesn't allow you to see the tequila within. It's an interesting shape and looks classy...and as you know, which many spirits that comes with a price.

Price: $250-300/bottle

Aroma: A fairly light nose. Not much agave, light wood and spice notes. Nothing overly sweet either.

Initial Taste: Nutty, chocolatey and with dark spices. Interesting.

Body: Medium bodied…great color. The chocolate and oak flavors are strongest and they combine with an interesting nutty flavor. Everything is in good balance.

Finish: Really easy to sip and the linger is very long with the oak and nuts. The spice creeps in at different points. An interesting and delicious drink with a unique finish.

The flavors in Gran Marquis are unique and delicious. That apparently is what happens when you age something for 52 months in newly charred French oak. Everything about this pour says luxury and class...and if you have $300 to spend, it's probably worth a try. However, to me, I could get 3-4 tequilas that I like as much or more than this one for the money and for that reason, it makes it hard for me to recommend this...or any other tequila that runs 3 Ben Franklins. It's very good, but it's not in the "great" category that makes it a must add to a collection at any price.

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