Chinaco Tequila Anejo

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I purchased a bottle of this from Wineandliquordepot.com. Let me just say that I was blown away at the quality, not to mention the price relative to high quality tequilas in the industry. This tequila had so much character. As I sipped it there was nothing that I didn't like about it. It was so good that I tasted it side-by-side to Don Julio 1942, and Don Julio (my two favorite anejos). It had strong aromas of vanilla and fruit. It was very sweet, syrupy with no detectable bitterness. The Don Julio anejos are slightly sweeter, and fruitier (citrus) with NO bitterness. This tequila has a much more earthy taste which I appreciated. There were also hints of smoke. This is my new go-to tequila. I am blown away at the quality and have a will have a hard time enjoying the more affordable tequilas that I have been searching for in these economic times. Top-notch all the way, very high in character.
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Chinaco Anejo NOM 1127. Tasted on 1/1/09. Two ounces in a snifter at my home tequila bar. Medium golden in color. I was pleasantly suprised at the earthiness of this tequila. The bottle tag stated that this tequila was aged up to four years. I have to say that it tasted like it had been been stored in the oak for the entire period. I particularly enjoyed the natural sweetness that engulfed my palate and the intense agave flavor did not get overpowered by the natural smoke. For the very reasonable price of $39.99, I would rate this anejo equal or above others costing twice as much. The bottle presentation is handsome as well.
Aroma/Nose: Strong Floral & Fruit
Initial Taste: Sweet,intense vanilla, slightly syrupy.
Body: Intense agave, earthy with mild smokiness
Finish: Smooth caramel followed by heat with no biterness.
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Tasted on 11/18/08 out of a snifter. I'm a blanco lover all the way. It will always be my first choice. But I am always pleased when I find an anejo I love almost as much as blancos, and this one is pretty darn good!! Smooth, complex, tasty. Everything that an anejo should be.! The taste (IMHO) was very similar to El Tesoro Anejo (my current anejo favorite). I'm a huge fan of anejos that don't come across as too syrupy. Also, big plus for the nice cork stopper! Aroma: Vanilla, floral, fruit, and smoke Initial Taste: A semi oily mouth feel. It was sweet upon entry with no bitterness. First taste was fruit. Body: A very complex body! Intense agave, followed by caramel, floral, spices, and smoke. Finish: A long heated finish with a lingering taste sensation of spices and smoke.
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I found a bottle of the old label Chinaco at a liquor store in Florida a close out bin. I got a 750ml for $9. This was great stuff. I really enjoyed it but I know it's like $34 a bottle in the new bottle. Don't know if I can afford that everyday.

This tequila was very woody and not much agave came through the wood but it was very sweet, flavorful and smooth.
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Chinaco Anejo NOM 1127 Tasted on 4/26/07 at 4:22pm. I purchased 1.5 ounces of this tequila at Zocalo in Sacramento, CA for $12 and tasted it out of a snifter. The tequila is golden in color and is aged for 3 years. Chinaco Anejo aromas consist of intense vanilla, earth, and floral aspects followed by moderate fruit. On the lighter side, this Anejo has mild aromas of caramel with hints of spice and smoke. On the tip of tongue, this tequila is mellow and has a thick and syrupy mouth feel. While the tequila has moderate-to-heavy agave flavor, it is sweet and has only a hint of bitterness. The flavor of this tequila contains intense flavors of earth followed by moderate floral and vanilla aspects. Deeper flavors of Chinaco Anejo consist of mild fruit, caramel, and smoke. Upon finishing this tequila, there is a long-to-very long duration of flavor and numbing alcohol intensity. I have rated this tequila at 95 out of 100 points.

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