Milagro Añejo Tequila
Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Milagro's Añejo is triple-distilled, as is the entire line, and it is packaged in yet another variation of the shaded-color bottle theme--this one hinting of topaz. The 100% brick oven-roasted Highlands agave spends 18 months in American oak whiskey barrels, yielding a spirit that is medium amber in color.
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".
"The nose is shy for a tequila, offering up some flirtatious caramel and vanilla. On the palate, the barrel-effect of caramel and vanilla return, bolstered by some appropriate sweetness and a fruitiness reminiscent of ripe, yellow plum. The medium finish surprises with some unexpected heat and more of the same fruit. The sin of destroying tequila character with excess barrel influence isn't committed here, but the extra-ageing does little more than tame an already restrained product. Nevertheless, good for the price."