Very nice anejo. In the nose I picked up strong vanilla, slight floral, a hint of perfume, and even a little touch of bazooka bubble gum/sweetness. Flavor is a bit more complex than many anejos, and a good balance of agave and oak. Can't put my finger on it, but just not overly impressed despite the complexity and decent balance. Presentation is pretty boring, and I don't like the plastic screw-on top they use. Maybe I'm just picky but I prefer a cork. I paid $43.99 for this bottle in NY. For that price it's a very good value.
Tasted on 01/20/09 out of a snifter. A pretty darn good anejo with a taste all its own. 7 Leguas is a very unique tequila and one of my favorites. The presentation is pretty darn cool too. Not one I'd recommend to beginners( I think it would be too complex for a new tequila drinker), yet something I'd recommend to an aficionado!
Aroma: A semi intense aroma of floral, berry and vanilla.
Initial Taste: A thin mouth feel, it was sweet with low bitterness.
Body: A nice woody agave with hints of smoke, vanilla, earth, and spice. A pretty complex body if u ask me!
Finish: A lightly heated finish of short duration with a lingering aftertaste of earth, and vanilla.
I am drinking this out of a snifter on a warm and mellow evening, in Hollywood, California.
When I first opened this bottle of Añejo, I noticed the cap did not seem to be on in an air tight manner. The bottle and cheap plastic cap do not impress me. Rather, it hurts the over all presentation, and that is why I have scored it a 79/100
The nose on this tequila is very sweet with a good measure of alcohol burn. I will go as far as saying it is a bit too sweet.
The initial taste is honestly strange. It comes off both super sweet and a bit stringent. I held it in my mouth for a bit to soften the flavor and to try to decipher its body. The agave gets lost in the sweet air that this light tequila holds. It does have a strong binding to the glass, but flows over the taste buds in an overtly sweet hue of alcohol burn. A bit of vanilla, earth and pepper are to be found on the main flavor stage.
The Bottle, and its presentation is weak. The plastic top barely screws on and I feel there is an inadequate seal. I do not think this will keep well on a shelf after opening. The bottle design is not the worst, but in addition to the plastic cap, its over all presentation falls way short of acceptable.
This Tequila's finish is not very memorable and does not elicit drinking-excitement from me.
Over all, this Anejo is average and falls under the "extra" sweet category.
I would not serve this to a friend who was interested in developing an interest in fine Añejo tequilas.
Tasted in a snifter glass coating the glass. 7 Leguas Anejo Color: glimmering brown Aroma: butter popcorn, wood and agave Taste: spicy butterscotch, agave and very little wood with medium oil mouthfeel and a smooth spicy finish At a Tequila tasting in Mexico the presenter mentioned the 7 Leguas as his top anejo. He was on target. This is one of the best. If you want a spicy anejo this is the one.
Overall, this anejo came through as a very pleasant surprise. The initial tasting was a very rich experience. Among our group of "50 somethings" tequila drinkers, we have reached a consensus that this is a very complex and exciting tequila to sip. We have sampled several different bottles of this label and found variations of the overall taste. Very aromatic with a hint of earthiness and floral, teases a sense of vanilla at times. Very good for the price in its market, could use a little adjustment to the bottling, maybe a cork. Aroma: Floral, berries, and a mild earthiness Taste: Light at room temp, with very little bitterness (just ask the women) Body: Complex and probably not for the beginners Smoothness: Very light taste that does not linger and finishes with a very subtle warmth