Riazul Añejo Tequila
Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Riazul, founded in the late 1990s by Iñaki Orozco, is located in the highlands of Jalisco, where the agave achieves its most ripened and fruity character. This twice-distilled añejo is aged 2 years exclusively in French oak barrels, made from wood sourced from the Citeaux forests of Burgundy that are given a medium toast.
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".
"This is a super-rich and sweet style of añejo, almost like a dessert wine. It tastes a bit like a pineapple upside down cake (or perhaps one should say "tart tartin" since it's aged so long in French oak), with baked tropical fruit and dark caramel notes dominating the palate, with only a small taste of cooked agave flavor. Warm cinnamon spice takes it into the finish. Good choice for someone yearning for a sweet after-dinner drink, and goes great with flan!"