Herradura Tequila Anejo

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Ahh Herradura, I kind of have a love/hate with this distillery. It seems like their bottling is inconsistent. Sometimes I have it and love it, others not so much. I bought this bottle based on a tasting I did a few months ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Granted it was chilled and I've since only had it neat in Reidel's or brandy snifters.

Aroma- You can def. tell its been steeped in bourbon/whiskey barrels as its got that oakiness and de facto vanilla/agave. I think I also got a bit of caramel and heavy notes of banana. The longer this sits in the glass the better it is.

Taste- Everything in the nose comes out in the taste with the addition of some vegetal/herbal notes. They've done a great job at keeping the mellow oak with the bite of the agave. Again if I pour then sip I dont enjoy it as much as if I pour and let it sit for 20 minutes and periodically swirl it in the glass. On one hand theres a lot going on here but not so much that my semi-virgin pallet cant pick out.

Price/Presentation- Its a nice bottle with lots of glass, minimal label. Mines dif than the pic above where only the horseshoe is on the bottle. I'd like a cork at this price/quality but its not a turn-off. I paid mid $40's for the bottle and I think thats fair, a lil bit cheaper wouldn't hurt as always.
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This one has been one of my staple tequilas for years. Not quite what it used to be but I can still get into it. Nice combination of wood, agave & pineapple.
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I am surprised with the broad availability on this that it had taken me so long to taste. The color is quite goldy and on the nose I pulled our lots of cinnamon and some dried fruits (blueberry, cherry). The Palate had that same fruit with some added caramel and the body is really quite full. The finish was pleasant overall a pretty good effort. Presentation -enhhh, nothing special
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A classic that always delivers, but one of the more boring bottles on the market.
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