Don Eduardo Tequila Anejo

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Don Eduardo Tequila Anejo

Don Eduardo Anejo Tequila

Don Eduardo Anejo Tequila - This ultra-premium tequila is distilled from 100% blue agave and aged two years. And while most añejos are aged in lesser quality barrels, many of which have been previously used for rum, brandy or even other tequilas, Don Eduardo Añejo is aged exclusively in once-used bourbon barrels, the best from Brown-Forman.

The control of origin and singular use of the selected barrels ensures that Don Eduardo attains and maintains a consistently higher level of quality, one never seen before in the tequila industry. The barrels produce a naturally colored and flavored añejo. You will never find anything artificial in Don Eduardo.



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I absolutely love the blanco from this line. So much that when I saw the anejo on sale that I had to try it. Can it live up to it's lesser aged brother?

Aroma: Agave and oak, but a fairly light aroma for an anejo without the normal sweet influences from the wood.
Initial Taste: More like a reposado than an anejo. Nice agave flavors and light wood and vanilla flavors, but not a ton of aging influnce.
Body: Light body for an anejo and semi-oily. A very nice flavor with oak, spice and light caramel flavors, but not heavy at all.
Finish: A very smooth and tasty finish. No burn at all and a fairly short finish. A bit of light spice as well. Again, more like a reposado than an anejo, but a good overall flavor.

It's not quite as good as the blanco, but is a pretty good tequila. However, the fact that this is most often in the $45-50 range, it is probably slightly overpriced. If you can find it on sale, go ahead and get a bottle, but there's plenty more out there in the price range that has more complex and better overall flavors.
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Bought 4/28/10, paid $50 at a big "bev" store. First off the bottle, its unremarkable, the cork top is a shooter (read stupid) thing ala 1800... it works fine as a stopper. Color is light straw, very pale, leaves fast legs and gathers quickly on the sides. Nose is subtle agave, semi sweet, nothing reaches out and crawls up your nostrils. Medium thin in the mouth, no need to hold it. On the way down you get a little heat pop on the roof of the mouth that quickly fades and leaves a dull alcohol numbing that lingers. A good tequila, smooth, but no risks, no surprises. Not bad, but not a favorite. For the $ there are better out there.
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This anejo is hard for me to rate - It's definitely a high quality anejo, and I could see how some people might love it, but I just am not a fan of the specific wood flavor. The positives are the presentation, smoothness, and a much nicer buzz than many. Presentation is very nice; simple and elegant, with a functional but mostly novelty shot-glass top which is filled by tipping the bottle upside-down. The other reviewers here do a nice job summarizing the subtleties of this so I won't go into detail. I'd say this is a great anejo, but just for my tastes I wouldn't buy it again. If someone loves a strong wood, bourbon barrel flavor they would love it.
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Tequila Don Eduardo Anejo, NOM 1119, tasted 10/25/08 out of a snifter. While this will not be one of my usual tequila reviews I just wanted to report about my experiences during dinner recently at Abuelo's Restaurant. While waiting to be seated I went to the bar to look over the tequila selection. The bartender showed me the "sipping menu". It included several from the Herradura line only. I was surprised to see Seleccion Suprema as the top offering at $29.00 for a neat shot. I also noticed on a bar shelf the Don Eduardo Anejo which was not on the list. I ordered the Platinum Margarita made by special request with the Don Eduardo. Since it made such a good margarita I decided to order a snifter/shot neat which was $10.00. The tequila was presented with sangrita, which I had never had before. It was a very interesting taste combination that I thought brought out more of the anejos flavor. I was surprised by the Don Eduardo as a solid and balanced anejo, not too sweet, with a mature cooked agave presence and a nice heat throughout. Mellow notes of wood, vanilla, and spice made this and enjoyable tequila that went great with my meal. I would not hesitate to buy this anejo and give it a high B.
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tasted on 09/01/08 out of a snifter. This anejo was just ok for me. The best part about it was the aroma. I preferred the blanco of this line alot more.

Still, all in all, an above average anejo. yet in the same breath, its not the smoothest anejo I've had.

Aroma: Floral and carmel
Initial Taste: a little bitter on entry.
Body: Nice woody agave and caramel.
A short heated finish with slight alcohol burn.
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