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Cava Don Anastacio Tequila Anejo

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Cava Don Anastacio Tequila Anejo

Tequila Review

Brand
Cava Don Anastacio
NOM
Tasting Awards
2008 Agave Spirits Challenge Silver Medal
2008 Agave Spirits Challenge Silver Medal

Cava Don Anastacio Tequila Añejo

Cava Don Anastacio Añejo Tequila - Insurmountable premium quality in its entire splendor!

Tequila 100% pure Agave that has been recognized several times. Our Tequila offers the perfect balance between the great taste of Agave and the white oak casks where it rests. This premium Añejo possesses a crystaline and luminous appearance, and an enduring aroma containing hints of oak.


User reviews

2 reviews
Overall rating
 
90
Aroma-Nose
 
89(2)
Initial Taste
 
87(2)
Body
 
92(2)
Finish
 
90(2)
Enjoyability
 
95(2)
Price
 
80(2)
Presentation
 
87(2)
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Overall rating
 
94
Aroma-Nose
 
92
Initial Taste
 
94
Body
 
94
Finish
 
95
Enjoyability
 
94
Price
 
90
Presentation
 
93
It took a number of sittings before this tequila really grew on me. It begins with a soft yet pronounced nose of leather, earth, and oak. A very satisfying medium body, it feels nice and full on the tongue, exactly what you want in a tequila. Taste is toffee, black pepper, clove, and well-roasted agave, giving way to an outstanding spicy nutty finish of burnt caramel and agave. As the heat recedes, there is a prolonged after-finish, warm and sweet and woody, that remains on the back of the tongue and in the throat. This is an earthy, smoky, barrel-y anejo. Fantastic.
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Overall rating
 
86
Aroma-Nose
 
85
Initial Taste
 
80
Body
 
90
Finish
 
85
Enjoyability
 
95
Price
 
70
Presentation
 
80
Aroma: This is a bright Agave scent that is full and rich but not overly and rich and not overly masked by the oaking process. Quiote has struck a good a balance on the aroma of this tequila, a trend that goes for the other categories.

Initial Taste: As the tequila entered my mouth, I felt more tingling than tasting and picked up the aromas on a very intense level. The bright agave flavour's dimensions start to sink into the crevaces in my mouth and the intermingling oak flavours latch on for the long-haul.

Body: The body is a continued experience but with more depth, and with a hint of "bite" from the ethanol that keeps you lingering onto a tongue full of tequila as long as possible hoping to delay the inevitable hot finsih.

Finish: The finish is hot! It comes on quick, peaks very quickly and dies off as the cava don reminds you of their anejo's bright agave and oak flavours begin to dominate the ethanol heat. This tequila is one of a few that seems to burn in my stomach too which in turn forces myself to slow it down and to enjoy the finer things in life.

Summary: I saved up my dollars and cents for this $80 tequila after it was featured in LCBO's Tequila summer feature brochure. Those interested in this tequila should opt for cava don for sipping only in my opinion. I did try a tequila sour with this one and the oak and agave flavours were thrown far out of balance in this mixed cocktail. This tequila was the first for me to experience this but it demonstrates to me that it was never meant for "simple mixology"; proceed with good planning if you are building a cocktail with this one. Otherwise, shoot for a sipping session and enjoy your favourite soundtrack on some vinyl after a long day of work.
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