Tapatio Excelencia Extra Añejo

Type: Tequila
Brand: Tapatio
Nom
1139
286 Ratings See All

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Production Details
NOM : 1139 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Los Altos) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Altos Southern) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extraction : Roller Mill, Tahona ,
Water Source : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : Wood fermentation tanks, 100% agave, Open-air fermentation, Fermentation with fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : Used barrels, Bourbon barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

37
Agave (cooked)
35
Oak
26
Caramel
23
Vanilla
9
Whiskey
8
Cinnamon
8
Smoke
7
Butter
7
Pepper (black)
5
Butterscotch
5
Tobacco
5
Alcohol

Flavors Detected

47
Oak
36
Agave (cooked)
26
Caramel
21
Vanilla
11
Whiskey
10
Pepper (black)
8
Butterscotch
8
Butter
8
Cinnamon
7
Citrus
7
Smoke
6
Chocolate

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Savant
223 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Ok been waiting to try this for awhile and im a little disappointed. Dont get me wrong is not bad but I had higher expectations. Smell I got a lot of alcohol at the beginning then wood came out, didn't get any agave. Taste is oak, and mineral finish I get some burn but light

Tequila Guru
76 ratings
  • 91 Rating

I can’t quit looking at the color in this Riedel glass. Absolutely beautiful. On the nose I get a nice hit of caramel. The taste is a wonderful combination of caramel, oak, and cooked agave. Hardly any heat on this but the finish is a nice lingering warmth. I’ll definitely need to have this one around as an XA that others should be measured against.

Tequila Guru
99 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Nose: Cooked agave, vanilla, caramel. Lots and lots of cooked agave and caramel. Maple, and caramel apple, and maybe even apple pie. Surprisingly not nearly as much oak as I expected. Palate: Very rich. Loads of cooked agave and that caramel apple note, but it’s sharp almost like a caramel apple candy, sans artificial flavoring. Lots of caramel and agave, keeps coming up for me. Makes me think of apple pie at times. The agave keeps coming back, but it’s alternating between a very crisp agave that I’m used to in Ocho, and then baked/caramelized agave. Overall: An exquisite tequila, and so much different than the rest of the Tapatio line. I have a soft spot in my heart for Tapatio, it was the first blanco I drank straight and I’ve always had a deep love for as being one of the catalysts for me becoming a tequila lover. Excellent tequila. I will say, I prefer anejos over XA, so far, but there’s no doubt that this is probably top 3 tastiest in my collection. If Terralta XA wasn’t $75 near me, I’d probably not even both trying anything else.

Tequila Wizard
838 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lote 2 | Lote TEGR 008 from Batch 2. 02/01/2018 The nomenclature gets confusing here. There is a difference between bottling lotes and production lotes. Nose: Dried fruit: citron and dried apricots. Light colored tree fruit, ripe berries and peaches, warm barrel spice, vanilla and a light and airy floral aroma. Some herbals. Flavor: Fruity, sweet, oily and spicy. Significant oak influence. Soft and round vanilla and butterscotch notes. Buttery with some pepper tingle. The agave still punches through all the barreling notes. This is one of those rare tequilas that you use as a benchmark. Quality through and through.

Tequila Ninja
117 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Lote 3 | Lot 12. Worth the wait for me. Oak, Carmelized agave, butterscotch, baking spice (cinnamon), melon and pear. Damn.

Tequila Ninja
128 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lote 3 | Aroma : Apricot and pear, some cooked agave, spice, oak, almond. Taste : Medium/full bodied with some fruity notes I mentioned like apricot, pear, maybe some apple. Nice cooked agave sweetness compliments not overly sweet vanilla. Also some notes of almond, dark chocolate and oak. Finish : Medium/long with stronger notes of oak, also some richer vanilla. Almond and dark chocolate, and a touch of agave. This is a complex extra añejo with plenty of notes that work well to give you an authentic experience you just don't get with other tequilas. My only complaints are that it isn't as oily as I would like, and not the greatest value due to the price.

Tequila Savant
268 ratings
  • 88 Rating

This Excelencia Gran Reserva by Tapatio is a treat. This sipper smells as good as it tastes. The nose starts with oak but the cooked agave quickly punches through. There are also hints of sweetness. It reminds me of a caramel crème brûlée. I definitely nose this tequila several times before I dive in and taste it. I then taste the cooked agave and oak simultaneously with the agave giving way to a long oaky sweet warm finish. The lingering taste is nice since this tequila is so well made. I would recommend that you allow this tequila to finish out a nice tequila flight. The price brought the rating down a little bit but I’d still highly recommend that you find it for the best price possible and go for it. “You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.” Wayne Gretzky

Tequila Savant
246 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Excellent extra anejo. Unique and complex nose with agave, orange peel, peach, and oak. Flavor picks up most of the same, with heavier wood tones on the way down. Aged a long time producing a dark color, but still retains its agave and doesn’t get too sweet. This girl has nice legs too.

Tequila Ninja
127 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Lote 3 | Purchased at the distillery, so priced way lower than in the states .

Tequila Ninja
160 ratings
  • 96 Rating

Lote 2 | On the nose beautiful caramel, vanilla, some coffee and cacao, all wrapped around an intense cooked agave aroma. On the palate a nice wood note, with vanilla and some cacao. Intense cooked agave presence, just a little spice and alcohol tingling on the front. Very balanced and oily. Just the right amount of sweetness, less compared to Lot and. A long agave and spice finish complete this amazing sipping experience and you just want to dive back in for another round. This is what I imagine to be agave heaven!

Tequila Ninja
109 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Musty aroma, vegetal/earthy flavor

Tequila Ninja
103 ratings
  • 89 Rating

A woody aroma. The flavor delivers a peppery punch. I would've enjoyed it more with a gentler finish.

Tequila Ninja
127 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Nice aroma of caramelized agave and brown sugar. Flavor has some sweetness, a good amount of wood and a hint spice. Nice mouth feel and slightly thick and oily. There is a lot of wood on the lingering finish.

Tequila Badass
481 ratings
  • 96 Rating

Awesome. Does Siete Leguas DO extra anejo? Especially good with bacon. (-: I can taste the char of the plant. Super deep and complex.

Tequila Savant
226 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Aromas of wood, nuts, caramel, vanilla. Flavors of wood, baking spices, smoke, vanilla and almonds. A smooth, well balanced finish. Delicious but pricey. I loved this one.

Tequila Savant
276 ratings
  • 80 Rating

Rated blind.A lot of wood in this one. Buttery on the nose with a hint of smoke. Not much agave left on the nose or palate (well, agave for the nose at the bottom of the glass). Finishes dry. It's nice, and I would certainly keep the bottle, or drink it if someone else was paying, but I don't think I could bring myself to buy this twice.

Tequila Savant
247 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Amber color Slow legs Oak Slight smokyness Spice Long spicy finish

Tequila Ninja
196 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Too dark, spicy and burbony for me.. But still enjoyable with lots of character. Burbon drinkers would like this

Tequila Ninja
117 ratings
  • 94 Rating

In all honesty I haven't had too many xa's. The scent I would wear as cologne. It smells like a delicious bourbon and baked agave with banana and fruit. It tastes a slice of baked fruit cake with this stuff poured all over it. I love it if you can't yell. At $140 a liter it's very well priced

Tequila Badass
409 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Incredibly dark color. Heavy oak aroma dominates but slight floral and caramel scents also appear. Flavor has strong oak and peppery spice with dry tannic sensation. Nice, warm lingering finish.

Tequila Savant
271 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Wow! Lots of complexity on the nose. I get blasts of cherry, vanilla, anise, and oak. Each time I go back one stands out more than the other. The flavor is okay but also has hints of pepper and cinnamon. The finish is really nice but mostly hangs out in the front of your mouth. This is a great XA.

Tequila Ninja
160 ratings
  • 81 Rating

Blind tasted. This sample is a bit unbalanced by the marked presence of alcohol in the nose and also in the palate. Besides that it's tasty, not over oaked or over sweet. Not great though and a little too expensive for what I taste.

Tequila Boss
528 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Mexico version.

Tequila Honey Badger
1241 ratings
  • 90 Rating

From a blind tasting. Spicy oak and some alcohol on the nose. Nice barrel spice and bourbon flavors that resolve to roast agave and oak with alcohol numbing that persisted for several minutes.

Tequila Guru
79 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Whiskey meets tequila. Lot's of flavor, smooth with a burn finish. Good sipper.

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