Chinaco Tequila Anejo

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Chinaco is one of my favorite lines. I liked this tequila plenty, but it isn't as good as the reposado.

Aroma: Plenty of wood and alcohol. Not as strong an agave scent as the less aged lines.
Initial taste: Very nice. Agave flavor comes through and the wood is very evident.
Body: Becomes more sweet and the is very smooth from the aging.
Finish: A nice warm finish. A pleasant end to the drink.

I love the Chinaco bottles as they look classy and work well for the brand. Having a higher price than the other two makes this less of a buy for me than the blanco and the reposado. While this is very good, I'd tell someone to buy the repo first.
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Interestingly enough, I think this is the weak point in the Chinaco line, but it is still very good.

Aroma: Oak and earth. The agave isn't gone, it's just not very pronounced in the nose.
Initial taste: Dry with no bitterness. Dark fruit and spice introduce themselves.
Body: Semi-oily with flavors of oak, agave, prunes, and cinnamon.
Finish: Semi-heated with spice, and long lingering flavors of fruit and cinnamon.

This one is a bit difficult for some people to take because it exudes many whiskey-like characteristics, and it's probably the driest anejo I've ever had. But, being a whiskey drinker, I like it quite a lot, it just doesn't speak to me the way I think an anejo tequila should. Something is missing, but it is a very minor something. All in all, it's quite good and I'd have no problem being served this on a regular basis.
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I bought this a month ago, paid $45 online sampled 3/24/10, nice bottle, corked. Sipped from a 6 oz shot glass, amber in color, leaves slow tears, not too oily, nice mild sweet agave and oak with a wiff of caramel nose. First sip was an eye opener... almost forces the swallow, and for good reason, all the "texture" is on the way down, it comes in a rush that leaves a burnt almond/alcohol numbing, a great finish. Not as complex on the tongue as some but more than makes up for it with a fabulous finish. A good addition to any collection.
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"Elegant" is the word that comes to mind.... From its package, to its aromas, flavours and finish, Chinaco is a rare treat. Deep copper-gold in colour and viscous in the Reidel glass it promises a memorable tasting experience. Nose is vanilla, florals, oak and deep agave. Initial taste is a sweet flush of agave with deeper herbals appearing later. Sweetness rolls over to a very satisfying low bitterness, leading to a long finish with flavours of oak, earth and smoke. Considering its region of origin, Tamaulipas, it is almost in a class of its own. A superbly crafted anejo in every respect.
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I paid a little more than other reviewers, but it was the only place I found it - in NY for $56. For the $35-40 others have paid I'd say it would be one of the best values out there. At $56 I'd say it's still a great anejo for the price, but in that range there are others I'd prefer. It's a high quality anejo still and for the most part just comes down to personal preference at that price point. Nose is mostly pleasant with strong caramel, vanilla, fruit, even a slight hint of floral; pretty complex aroma compared to most, even in the $50 range. A fairly thick anejo, not quite syrupy, but leaning that way. Entry is sweet and caramel/vanilla are the predominant flavors with agave and oak quickly coming forth. This actually has a touch more oak flavor than I prefer, but the agave is still present. Bottle is simple, yet unique, and done well, including a nice cork.
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