This is my favorite anejo. I was turned on to it about a year ago by the manager of my local liquor store. It has a very distinct vanilla and caramel flavor and the finish is smooth. Those who want a more agave flavor probably won't like this but I happen to love the aged oak flavor.
I picked this up in NY for $69.99 which is a bit steep compared to others, but it is a great product and probably worth the extra money.
The nose is complex: fruit, particularly berries, yet not overly fruity or too sweet smelling, caramel. Body is complex like the nose - touch of coffee, licorice, caramel and a nice agave flavor. Overall I'd describe it as more of a warm, rich agave flavor than overly sweet. It's one of the few anejos that, while it's incredibly smooth with virtually no bite, still has the very subtle numbing of the tongue reminds you that it's still tequila.
This rarely happens for me with an anejo, but it makes me want to try the rest of the Cielo line. Incredibly well done, and compared to other anejos is pretty appropriately priced for the quality.
Also has a very elegant design, and though it's a tall bottle still fits in a standard sized cabinet (as opposed to Don Julio 1942). I love the presentation and a great cork just tops it all off. Definitely worth trying this delicious anejo.
Love the presentation, aromas, taste and finish is good but to much oak which covers up all the rest making it not just a tequila lacking agave taste but without good balance. It is smooth for those who are not hard liquor drinkers.
Just picked this tequila up on a recommendation from the liquor store distributor. Normally I tend to shy away from their recommendation but I like this guy and he has been right on with other recommends.
We found this tequila to be very surprising and not bad at all. It has a great aroma and excellent initial taste. The body is good, a little rich with the oak but not overpowering, with pleasant hints of vanilla, caramel and berries. There is no burn at all and a great warmth on the tummy.
I got this bottle for around $40 and considering that, this is a really great choice for a really fun tequila to sip or shoot, and once again, the ladies found it to be okay.
This añejo from El Diamante del Cielo is my first expression from the brand, not not anything close to my first from NOM 1472 (Fabrica de Tequilas Finos, S.A. De C.V.). With that said, 1472 does as good a job as any in making their brands (Kirland, KAH, Tonala, Don Camilo, Dos Manos, etc) different. I've often heard good things about this one, but never got around to trying it. Until tonight...
Aroma: A fruity aged agave nose with plenty of spice and a hint of smoke.
Initial Taste: Cooked agave and light fruit. Not too sweet or syrupy at all.
Body: Fairly thin bodied, but full of oak and spice. The smoke comes forward a bit as well. Tastes natural.
Finish: The finish lasts for a medium length of time the wood flavors are most prominent. There's a nice brown spice (nutmeg, cloves & a bit of cinnamon) mix and a hint of wood bitterness that works well together.
All in all, this is a solid and interesting añejo. If you are tired of aged tequilas that get overly sweet and syrupy, you will be pleasantly surprised by this one. This is about light agave and big wood and spice notes. A good value for what you pay and a good looking bottle.