Review #1427 – Tapatio Excelencia Extra Anejo

The Schtick: This is an extra anejo tequila from Tapatio. Distilled in 2000, it was aged for 5 years in Excelencia barrels, then rested for 10 years in glass.

Review #1427 | Tequila Review #72

Distiller: La Altena

Bottler: La Altena

Brand: Tapatio

Selection: N/A

ABV: 40% ABV

Age: NAS


Nose: Delightful prickly pear, tobacco, oak and potent vanilla. Some agave in the mix, blending well with sour grapes and bright pear.

Taste: Sweet, lots of vanilla and cinnamon. Caramel, agave sweetness, some oak character. Medium mouth feel.

Finish: Medium in length, lots of agave, oak, vanilla and clove.

Overall: Excellent overall. Some overaged agaves lose their luster with too much cask influence but this is just right. I’m a big fan.

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Rank: 7


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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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