Wednesday, May 13, 2009


To let you in behind the scenes where i work (Hi-Times), we all were floored by this añejo-- a sipper for under $20 is practically unheard of. The leading aromas are agave, bourbon and citrus with some toasty oak tones implying caramel and a mild earthiness. The flavors initially are sweet, clean agave nectar rounded out with full wood tones in a mildly oily mouth feel that evolve to include caramel, delicate spice, hints of cocoa and vanilla. Not a hint of bitterness on the palate anywhere. The finish is smooth with a slight warmth, cream and citrus resolving to a lingering fruitiness. The Blanco, and the Reposado are good also, but this añejo was definitely the show-stealer! Perfect for any get together where quality and quantity both play a part in the equation.