DeLeón Añejo Tequila
DeLeón Tequila // Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
DeLeón Añejo is made from 6 to 8 year blue Weber agave harvested from Jalisco's Los Altos (Highland) region. It spends over a year aging in two types of casks: American oak and ex-French Sauternes oak casks. This tequila is part of DeLeón's "Ultra-Premium" line that includes a blanco and reposado. The brand is co-owned by Sean "Diddy" Combs and Diageo.
Tequila AñejoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is aged for at least a year in barrels not to exceed 600 liters. Any type of wood is acceptable, but ex-bourbon barrels are most common. Añejo tequilas are also known as "aged" or "extra aged".
Cask TypeAmerican oak and ex-French Sauternes oak
"Honey and flowers dominate the nose of this tequila with hints of jalepeño and agave vegetal notes. The palate is extremely sweet and the Sauternes flavors almost overpower the tequila itself. The slightest hint of white pepper brings the reminder that this is indeed tequila. More sweet and floral round out the finish. While an enjoyable dram, it doesn't sing out as tequila, allowing the barrel to overpower the agave."