Cazadores Tequila Anejo

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Cazadores Tequila Anejo

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2011 TEQUILA.net Awards - "Best of the Best" Best Highland Añejo Tequila
2011 TEQUILA.net Awards - Best of the Best

Cazadores Tequila Anejo

Cazadores Anejo Tequila - The authentic, smooth, 100% Blue Agave flavor comes from at least one year of aging in new, small, American white oak barrels. Best enjoyed as a sipping tequila.

Tequila Cazadores, Spanish for "hunters", symbolizes Señor Jose Maria's constant pursuit to create the world's finest premium Tequila.



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Too much "fresh lumber" oak
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This one is "interesting". I bought it because it was a couple of dollars cheaper than the 1800 Añejo, and it's not awful. However, the oak flavor in it seems more like fresh oak lumber rather than something older and more mellow. I get the impression the oak wasn't even charred at all; it's more like I'm in a Home Depot buying some really nice wood. It's great for lumber; not so much for sipping. I will not be buying this again.
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Used Glencarin Glass for Tasting

Nose - Agave, Citrus, Pine, Algae
Initial Taste - Sweet, Citrus,
Body - Silky Texture, Agave, Butterscotch, Vanilla, Almond, Marzipan, Bourbon
Finish - Vanilla, Light Oak, very weak finish, not much there
Smoothness - Extremely Smooth, to the point of being too smooth
Price - $40.00, too high for the lack of complexity or punch
Presentation - Bottle is a nice shape, raised glass deer head, paper description label, Wood and cork stopper, would be a great looking bottle if it weren't for the decal above the deer head. (on the website it appears the bottle will change, new bottle doesn't look good at all)

This is an easy to drink tequila. Tastes a lot like bourbon with a little agave mixed in. Which is ultimately why my scores aren't all that high. There just isn't a whole lot of excitement or complexity. I will update review when I get brandy snifters and see if that brings out more flavor.
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This may not be a perfect anejo, but I think it's highly enjoyable; particularly at the price point. In Ontario, this tequila can be had for between $40 and $43. By comparison, other anejos available at the LCBO: Don Julio 1942 - $139, Gran Patron Burdeos - $699, Avion Anejo - $95, Patron Anejo - $100, Sierra Milenario Extra Anejo - $68.

Now, while this anejo is not as enjoyable as the 1942, it is certainly much nicer than the Patron.
It is not terribly complex, but there are enough hints of wood, vanilla and spice to make it enjoyable.
Considering the price point and the other available options, I would say that the Cazadores is a no brainer to buy if looking for an anejo in Ontario.
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Cazadores is a strange brand. I'm luke warm on some of them and head over heels in love with the Extra Anejo. This one is in between in terms of age...so I should like it, right?

Aroma: Not much agave, but plenty of vanilla and oak.
Initial Taste: Mildly sweet. Kind of bland. Vanilla and oak are the predominant flavors.
Body: Medium body. Nothing special. The wood flavor is more forward than any here. It's a fairly bland anejo. Maybe a hint of fruity sweetness.
Finish: No character at all. It almost just disappears. The oak flavor lingers a bit and it's easy to drink, but there's no umph at the end of this one to speak of.

This bottle runs in the $35-40 range most place. For that price, I could name 50 tequilas off the top of my head that I would rather drink for $40 or less. It's not bad...it's just not good either. And for the price, I hope for something better.
TT
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Bought it duty free in Mexico and was already late. Bottom line, it was a hit and run...

In any case, I am not a pro but what I do look for is an "oh nice" when you smell it, first sip needs to be "oh nice" as well and finally sit down and try to figure what you are tasting. Yes, sweet, buttery, nutty and tons of other tasts come to mind.

With this one I had an "oh nice" feeling (chocolaty comes to mind), first sip was surprisingly mild (I did check the proof to make sure this was Tequila, as I said, hit and run at the aurport).

The aftertaste was nice. Makes you wonder what the next sip brings and if it would enhance it or maybe switch over to something else.

And I sampled every single bar/Tequila in Mexico DF (it did feel like that next morning) from expensive to medium to 'insider tips'. This one is good.
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