El Tesoro de Don Felipe Tequila Anejo

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I had my brother pick this up for me in NY for $49.99 (750 ml), which I feel like is a great value for this caliber tequila, especially given the handmade tradition they employ at El Tesoro (great video on their website). I prefer to sip straight up typically, which is how I drank this.

El Tesoro never adds water to their tequila to achieve proper proof, and that is, to me, very obvious in tasting this fine tequila. The most notable scents are wood/oak and agave, and because of their methods are almost the only scents there, along with a subtle alcohol smell. This is probably the most pronounced oak/agave combination I've tasted as both are very pronounced.

The initial taste was, again, oak and agave, and even a bit of honey and carmel. The body is a bit less complex than many others at this price point, but the agave flavor can certainly be appreciated. The wood was a bit too pronounced for me and almost too oaky, but made up for by the delicious balance of the agave. Great finish with very little burn, along with a great aftertaste.

While I have an appreciation of this tequila it wouldn't be one of my favorites to sip. Definitely worth trying though! I think it will make any tequila loved appreciate the art of tequila making even more.
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this is one of the best priced on the market,and very tasty
TG
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Tasted 07/30/08 out of a snifter. El Tesoro anjeo was amazing. Now that Ive delved into the world of anejos, I thought it be a good idea to try the anejo of one of my favorite blancos. And I was pleased as punch! I liked that it wasn't too 'syrupy' as I've experienced with some anejos I've tried.

Aroma: Pleasant agave and light caramel tones.
Initial Taste: It's sweet on tip of tongue, but not bitter.
Body: A nice cooked agave, followed by hints of wood, smoke, caramel, and earth.
Finish: A medium heated finish of long duration
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El Tesoro is said to be the "finest sipping tequila". I have to agree with that. The Anejo has an excellent agave and oak flavor. The flavors are strong but it's exceptionally smooth. This is truely one of the best.
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El Tesoro Anejo NOM 1139 Tasted on 4/26/07 at 5:00pm. I tried this tequila at Zocalo in Sacramento, CA. 1.5 ounces of El Tesoro Anejo ran me $10 and I tasted it in a snifter. With a pale yellow golden color, this tequila has intense aromas of floral, fruit, and earth. Other aromas include moderate caramel and spice followed by mild vanilla. The tequila has a medium-to-oily mouth feel and on the first sip is sweet with mild-to-moderate bitterness. El Tesoro Anejo has intense aromas of earth, floral, and agave followed by moderate notes of fruit. With a long duration of flavor, tastes of mild vanilla, caramel, and smoke bring this tequila to a numbing finish. El Tesoro Anejo has received the rating of 92 points out of 100.

TJ
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