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Anejos DR Don Ricardo de Hawaii March 24, 2007 23309
Overall rating
 
96
Aroma-Nose
 
95
Initial Taste
 
96
Body
 
96
Finish
 
95
Enjoyability
 
97
Price
 
98
Presentation
 
98
My girlfriend and I never review a tequila unless we purchase a bottle and take it home for extensive testing. This tequila came with a separate cork in a small bag hanging from the neck of the bottle. The explanation was that the second cork was better for multiple openings and closings and the first cork was better for transporting. Cork aside, I love the bottle design which is Art Deco in style. The tequila itself was equally outstanding. For $60.00 this was the best (extra) anejo I have ever tasted. The first smell from a Riedel glass was exceedingly complex with a strong agave odor. Upon tasting, there were flavors of caramel, sweet chocolate, and agave. It almost seemed like a drop or two of agave syrup had been added. No alcohol burn in the finish and a smoothness only matched in my experience by Don Julio 1942. It is great with a home-cooked meal such as pollo mole, black beans and Mexican rice. In fact, tasting any tequila only by itself is a miscarriage of justice.
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