Suerte Extra Añejo, 100% Agave Tequila

The Data

Category   Tequila

Sub-Category   Extra Añejo, 100% Agave Tequila

Origion   Jalsico

Retail Price   $110

ABV   40%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant copper color with streaky evidence of viscosity in the glass.

Aromatics

The nose is really quite beautiful as so many extra añejo are simply redolent of Bourbon. Suerte Extra Añejo offers scents of baked apple, honey, vanilla bean, and ripe red berries with notes of charred oak.

Flavor

The palate continues in the same vein as the aromatics with the oak component taking center stage and muting the fruit a bit.

Intensity & Texture

It's a bold, heavily wood-influenced style that still manages to feature the fresh, balancing acidity found in their blanco.

Cool Factor

B

It's a wonderfully aromatic extra añejo but like all in its class is a wood bomb that by its nature will mute the lovely fruit notes.

Value Grade

C

This is a category free of values but in it's peer group – it's not bad.

Analysis

I'm a long confessed skeptic of the extra añejo category. As a dedicated Tequila lover I am a huge fan of the unique and special flavors that can derive only from the illusive agave plant. This style by its nature tramples on the more delicate flavors offered by agave. With that said this is a fine product with many of the qualities found in their blanco and an aromatics profile that is among the very best I have found from an extra añejo. This Suerte Extra is aged for five years in ex-whiskey casks.

How to Enjoy

These Tequilas are made to be sipped straight but it will do fine with ice and perhaps a splash of coconut water.

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