Arette Añejo

Type: Tequila
Brand: Arette
Nom
1109
239 Ratings See All

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Production Details
NOM : 1109 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Tequila Valley) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Valles) ,
Cooking : Autoclave (high pressure) ,
Extraction : Roller Mill ,
Water Source : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : 100% agave, Stainless steel tanks, Open-air fermentation, Fermentation without fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Stainless Pot w/Copper Coil ,
Aging : American White Oak barrels, Used barrels, Bourbon barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : Aeration, No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

19
Agave (cooked)
18
Oak
17
Caramel
14
Vanilla
9
Pepper (black)
4
Vegetal
4
Cinnamon
3
Banana
3
Whiskey
3
Baking Spice
2
Clove
2
Grass (cut)

Flavors Detected

22
Oak
20
Agave (cooked)
16
Vanilla
16
Caramel
11
Pepper (black)
7
Cinnamon
5
Honey
5
Whiskey
4
Anise
4
Butter
4
Earth
3
Fruity

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Ninja
117 ratings
  • 85 Rating

More of a heavy char finish, reminiscent of a bourbon. On sale at $24 per bottle, this is a high value

Tequila Ninja
128 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Aroma : Cooked agave, light oak, herbal and vegetal notes. Also some amount of caramel as well. Taste : Light agave and stronger oak. There is also some vanilla and grass here. Somewhat peppery, there is also a unique "honeyed" taste to this. Medium bodied with light oils. Finish : Medium in length and more bitter and spicy than the initial notes.

Tequila Badass
452 ratings
  • 95 Rating

If you can smell this tequila and not want to jump inside the bottle there is no hope for you. I’d love to know what the difference in oak treatment is between this and the repo, this kept its agave identity and inherited all the best qualities of the barrel. Just the right amount of sweet, a really great effort!

Tequila Wizard
852 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Aroma: Cloves, ripe fruit, agave, and toasted nuts. Subtle herbal, vegetal and lactic overtones. Palate: Pepper, fruitiness, fennel and a vanilla/floral combo. Touch of bitterness on the finish. Great value tequila.

Tequila Guru
87 ratings
  • 81 Rating

Basic, simple, delicious, and phenomenal value. Great sipper.

Tequila Warrior
44 ratings
  • 88 Rating

A solid añejo… although I wish there was more agave. But $35 for a liter?!?! This is by far the best budget añejo.

Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings
  • 80 Rating

Nose: Caramel, lite pepper, agave and a certain crispness to it that I can’t quite nail down. Palette: Black pepper notes are surprisingly present for an anejo. Agave. Some of the floral notes from the blanco carry through with barrel notes, such as caramel forming back into brown sugar for the finish. In later sips the pepper resembles more of a cinnamon or nutmeg flavor. Butter is also there. Finish: Medium finish. The brown sugar and agave stay with you. Is that Crème brûlée? After spending more time with this, the alcohol come through on the palette and finish more than when first opened. Overall, this is a really easy sipper that’s surprising complex for the price. This is real good budget anejo at $40.

Tequila Guru
90 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Rich agave and oak on the nose. Traditional flavors with nice oak influence. A nice honey butter note in the finish. Nice pour and a great value.

Tequila Savant
264 ratings
  • 87 Rating

There is always a story. (At least there should be.) I found this at a small store in Saticoy Ca. It was on a top shelf covered in dust. 27 dollars but it was “Tequila Tuesday “ so I got 20 percent off. It had been there so long they had taken it out of the computer. Only 5 bottles. I will be going back for the rest. Now the review. Caramel and agave aroma. Not overly sweet. A nice balance. The flavor was agave but had some oak in the background. There is still a touch of caramel. (Caramel, not vanilla). This has a smooth mouthfeel which lingers through a medium finish. No burn or alcohol taste. It almost isn’t an anejo because of the light oak. The price point is fantastic. I don’t know how old this is (I think 2018). I recommend and will stock up from this store before they realize what they have. As an aside. Always look for buried treasure. I like dust and sometimes you get lucky.

Tequila Guru
89 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Very smooth with slight sweetness. Caramel & vanilla flavors

Tequila Maniac
33 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Heavy caramel and oak scent, super smooth with zero burn and leaves a lovely finish of a sweet bourbon.

Tequila Warrior
44 ratings
  • 82 Rating

I would call this a solid conventional tequila. Straight up agave with no complexity. If the bottle didn’t say Anejo I wouldn’t believe it. I guess it mellows out the Blanco and that’s all. Which is not a bad thing at all. I want tequila, not aged tequila that tastes like whiskey. Nice finish but not super smooth.

Tequila Maniac
39 ratings
  • 78 Rating

coffee, nutty, vanilla

Tequila Guru
91 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Lots of oak on the nose along with some cooked agave, vanilla, cinnamon, and other baking spices. There’s more oaky bitterness on the palate than I prefer, but it’s not overwhelming. It also feels somewhat thin in the mouth. Black pepper, nutmeg, and sweet caramel carry the medium-length finish. This añejo isn’t unbalanced, but I think the barrel is doing the majority of the work here. I wish the agave had a stronger presence. However, a bottle of this only cost me $30 - for around that price, it might be the best budget añejo you can buy. Whiskey lovers will enjoy this one.

Tequila Lover
13 ratings
  • 76 Rating

Cinnamon, vanilla, sweet

Tequila Guru
76 ratings
  • 71 Rating

Caramel, spice

Tequila Freak
25 ratings
  • 92 Rating

A lot of bite Drying from agave Settling Oaky Peppery

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Smells sweet like caramel Tastes like agave

Tequila Maniac
35 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Honey,

Tequila Connoisseur
67 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Nose has agave, oak, carmel, and vanilla present. Heavy oak on the palate, very nice if you like bourbons. Nice mouth feel, very nice medium finish. Excellent value for this Tequila.

Tequila Phenom
372 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Aroma: Cooked agave, molasses, baking spice & clove Oak & nutty Palate: Caramel/flan, vanilla, honey, hints of banana nut bread Heavy oak presence & spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove) Finish: Full body (oily) with a long stay Great price point!

Tequila Maniac
34 ratings
  • 89 Rating

El Olor: Leather, Tobacco, Floral - Gardenia, Honey El Sabor: Tobacco, Star of Anise, Chocolate, Blood Orange, Cooked Agave, earthy, white pepper El Fin: Oily mouthfeel, long on the pallet

Tequila Maniac
30 ratings
  • 90 Rating

The nose is light oak, celery salt, allspice, nutmeg, caramel, black pepper, agave, and just a hint of ethanol. On the palate you have a more pronounced oak flavour, with some vanilla, caramel and baking spice. The finish is long and dry, showcasing the caramel theme that is present throughout this anejo. For $60 Cnd, you'd have a hard time finding a better anejo for the price.

Tequila Ninja
139 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Lots of caramel on the nose and flavor while still retaining the agave. Great price for 1L. Definitely glad I picked one up.

Tequila Freak
26 ratings
  • 84 Rating

The barrel spice and slight agave come through, followed by what I can only describe as blue freezie. Not very sweet, has a very "grounded" taste to it - earth and vegetal. This is a tasty, though not super complex Anejo, with very minimal burn.

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