Tequila San Matias Gran Reserva Extra Añejo

Tequila Extra Añejo

Tequila San Matias // Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    94
  • Avg. Rating

    4.63
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 22 )

Tequila San Matias is one of the oldest distilleries in Mexico, and to commemorate a century and change of tradition in 1993, released one of the first "extra-aged" tequilas on the market. The spirit is made from 100% agave grown in the Jalisco highlands that is harvested between 7 - 10 years. It spends three years in a combination of American (ex-bourbon) and French oak.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • Tequila Extra Añejo
    Distilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is aged for at least 3 years in barrels not to exceed 600 liters. Any type of wood is acceptable, although ex-bourbon barrels are most common. Extra Añejo tequilas are also known as "ultra aged".
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon, French oak

Tasting Notes

"This super-concentrated elixir straddles the line between tequila and liqueur, but finds its balance. Sweet, rich, vanilla, caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon and pecan coat the palate. However, tropical flavors of pineapple and mango mixed with a bit of pine sashay their way in, and it's tied together with a good dose of cedar and allspice. A little goes a long way here. Perhaps, as they say in Spanish, you need "only enough to fill a belly button" to end a good meal. "

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Rich & Sweet