Cabo Wabo Tequila Anejo

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Cabo Wabo Tequila Anejo

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Cabo Wabo Anejo Tequila

Cabo Wabo Anejo Tequila is double distilled and aged in oak barrels from 1 to 5 years.

The Tequilana Weber Blue Agave plant is the core and essence of Cabo Wabo Tequila. Harvested between 8 and 12 years, the Agave is cooked in stone steam-heated ovens, and then smashed and ground to remove the Agave nectar. Fermentation follows and is completely natural, with no chemicals added. Cabo Wabo Tequila is then distilled twice to remove impurities and refine the aroma and alcohol content. Blanco Tequila goes straight to bottling, whereas Reposado Tequila is aged between 3 to 12 months, and the Anejo Tequila is aged from 1 to 5 years. The Tequila is bottled in unique, hand blown artisan glass bottles.

Brand History:
1996 - Cabo Wabo Tequila is started by legendary musician and Tequila aficionado, Sammy Hagar.

2007 - Sammy Hagar sells 80% of Cabo Wabo Tequila stake to Gruppo Compari / Skyy for $80 million.

2010 - Compari / Skyy agrees to pay $11 million for the remaining 20% of Cabo Wabo Tequila and obtains full ownership of the brand.



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This is my first review on this page. I had avoided Cabo Wabo for a long time because of its initial over the top marketing and celebrity association. However, I finally tried it and was very impressed.

Aroma:very sweet with vanilla notes, maybe mild citrus in the background

Taste: mildly oil, sweet, pepper at the back the the throat but generally smooth.

Good affordability and easy to find. Standard for my home bar.
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I've seen a mixed bag on this one. Some people love it some people hate it. Only one way to find out...

Aroma: Light Agave with vanilla and a bit of alcohol.
Initial Taste: Agave vanilla and a bit of citrus. A very nice entry.
Body: Light body for an anejo. Nice mixture of vanilla, agave and fruit. A slight bit of oak compliments it as well.
Finish: A very basic finish. Short duration, no spice linger...just a basic feeling and taste on the tongue of the previously mentioned flavors. Pleasant, but not noteworthy.

The start is better than the finish. The flavors are complex and taste very good. The finish left something to be desired. As far as tequilas that you'll find in every store go...this one is pretty darn good. It's not on the top shelf, but it's something that you can happily and proudly serves guests as a dessert tequila, straight or mixed. A nice well rounded effort.
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This is a pretty good anejo,little high in price,but everyone should try it,just sip alittle
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Nose was not very pleasant, although I did enjoy a subtle cinnamon scent along with a hint of lemon and even a slight grass aroma.

Tasted of a subtle cinnamon, spice, moderate agave presence, earthiness, and a spicy mid-to-long finish.

At this price point there are many others I'd prefer. I was fairly disappointed based on the popularity of this brand compared to similarly popular brands such as Don Julio, El Tesoro, and Patron.
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Tasted on 12/26/08 out of a snifter. I had been wanting to try this anejo for some time now to round out the entire line. In my opinion, I think Cabo Wabo anejo is their best offering. So while I wont be running out to get a bottle of this for home, Id be happy sipping it at a bar.

Aroma: A light nose of vanilla.
Initial Taste: A semi oily mouth feel, it was sweet upon entry, with a slight bitterness. Initial taste was vanilla.
Body: Actually a pretty decent body of agave, cinnamon, vanilla, and earth.
Finish: A semi heated finish of short duration with a lingering of vanilla.
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