Espolòn Añejo Tequila
- Rated 4 stars
- Reviewed by: Tod Stewart
- Published on: February 25, 2020
- Last modified: February 25, 2020
My preference in tequila is typically blanco, occasionally reposado. The issue I often have with añejo (particularly extra añejo) is that the extended wood aging starts to mask the agave character of the spirit. Espolòn manages to avoid this problem, possibly because the spirit is just “finished” in ex-bourbon barrels having spent the majority of its year-long aging in white oak. The result is an añejo that boasts loads of ripe, spicy, vegetal and agave notes with just a suggestion of caramel and Christmas cake. Very well-balanced in the mouth, the wood is perfectly integrated so as to enhance, not dominate, the herbal and earthy agave notes.