Tapatio Excelencia Extra Añejo (Lot 1, MX only)

Type: Tequila
Brand: Tapatio
Nom
1139
191 Ratings See All

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Production Details
NOM : 1139 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Los Altos) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Altos Southern) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extraction : Roller Mill, Tahona ,
Water Source : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : 100% agave, Wood fermentation tanks, Open-air fermentation, Fermentation with fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : Bourbon barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

25
Agave (cooked)
22
Oak
21
Caramel
15
Vanilla
8
Cinnamon
8
Butterscotch
6
Chocolate
6
Tobacco
6
Fruity
5
Citrus
5
Leather
5
Orange Peel

Flavors Detected

24
Agave (cooked)
21
Caramel
18
Oak
14
Vanilla
10
Butterscotch
8
Pepper (black)
6
Citrus
6
Butter
6
Whiskey
5
Cinnamon
5
Chocolate
5
Cherry

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Ninja
158 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Very expensive, but one of the best XAs out there. Awesome nose. Flavor of stewed fruits, chocolate and agave. Huge finish with just the right balance of oak.

Tequila Savant
206 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Sweet agave, whiskey, honey, caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, smoke, leather, citrus and fruit. This is the extra anejo others are judged against, and for a price range of $140 to 160, this is well worth it.

Tequila Badass
405 ratings
  • 92 Rating

This doesn’t require a lot of words, it’s on point and should be respected as an elite product. Still some agave left in there unbelievably.

Tequila Wizard
712 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Dark rich color. Ripe fruit, dried fruit, peach notes, dark spices and oak. A lot of aromas going on. A definite olive note mingling with the butterscotch undercurrent. Taste: Buttery, pitted fruit, pepper with some bite. Finish lasts for ages. It is an assertive tequila.

Tequila Savant
205 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Probably my favorite XA and I would rate it higher if it wasn’t so expensive.

Tequila Ninja
112 ratings
  • 97 Rating

Still my favorite XA. At $140 a liter it's a bargain. The aroma of layer after layer of dried fruit and oak make it delicious in the aroma and during the taste. The finish lasts and lasts with a soft bite to remind you that it's still tequila.

Tequila Honey Badger
1085 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Simply one of the best tequilas ever produced.

Tequila Ninja
77 ratings
  • 91 Rating

This Tapatio came to the US by special order from England, after a small group of us had found out that this was basically Excelencia, although it came in an añejo bottle. This tequila has a great nose, with notes of citrus and cooked brown sugar. Sweet and peppery, the taste is big and complex! My favorite part is the finish as it goes on for days and ends with a really nice earth tone that only an agave spirit can produce!

Tequila Fanatic
18 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Beautiful clear caramel color. Long legs that hesitantly make their way back down the glass, leaving minimal tears behind. Nose: The alcohol hit me first, but after letting it breathe all the aromas came through. Caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, honey, dark chocolate, leather, toffee dominates, some pineapple, orange peel and chamomile tea round it out. Loved the nose. Taste: Nice oily mouthfeel. Cooked agave, caramel, cinnamon, apple, cacao (instead of the chocolate that I originally smelled), some coffee, honey and toffee. Finish: nice long finish of dark chocolate, and the taste of toasted bread stays with you for a while. Really liked this XA. Hope I can afford to keep it around.

Tequila Fanatic
16 ratings
  • 100 Rating

Stunning well balanced master piece from Carlos Camarena. Surely this will become the" Pappy VW of Tequila.

Tequila Ninja
177 ratings
  • 93 Rating

This has been my unicorn since I started tasting tequila. I saved it for my 100th rating so I had a more experienced pallet. Aroma - barrel spices, tobacco, oak, pepper Flavor - roasted and sweet agave, pepper, Finish - complex, smooth, lingering warmth with vanilla and barrel scent

Tequila Maniac
30 ratings
  • 78 Rating

Nothing stood out to me in this tequila...weak caramel on the nose, strong alcohol finish...

Tequila Guru
94 ratings
  • 92 Rating

I originally rated this a few points lower but after a second tasting, I think it’s opened up a bit. Lots more flavor and a much bigger burst of cooked agave on the second go around. Carlos Camarena tequila always have agave at the fore front and this is no different. Amazing agave flavor from start to finish. Nice mellowing from the barrel. Butterscotch, vanilla are present. Some bright citrus on the back end. This is an outstanding tequila. Not overpowered by the barrel and absolutely true to the agave. I don’t usually go for anejo’s and extra anejo’s but this has become one of my favorite tequila.

Tequila Lover
13 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Amazing nose. So many different scents, agave, oak, cinnamon, and vanilla, simply spectacular. Then there’s the taste. Agave, vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, heaven, wait...did I say heaven? The best way I can describe it is in a rhetorical question, why did I drink solely scotch for the last 12+ years? This stuff made me, a scotch only drinker a full tequila convert, to the point I can’t see myself ever going back. If you haven’t tried it yet, do yourself a favor and buy a bottle. Wait...no, buy a case. You’ll thank me later.

Tequila Connoisseur
67 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Aroma - heavy butterscotch, maybe light cherry Flavor - caramel coating Finish - light heat, slight pepper. Wish it left a little more behind afterwards Overall, this is excellent.

Tequila Freak
22 ratings
  • 91 Rating

For whatever reason it took me a bit to calibrate to this one. Smells like butterscotch, caramel, spice, and Christmas Eve. Perfect little numb after each sip. Extra points that Tapatio puts it all in a 1L bottle. Yes I would drink again. Yes I would recommend to a friend.

Tequila Aficionado
58 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Amazing tequila.

Tequila Fanatic
16 ratings
  • 93 Rating

One of my favorites for sure! The finish is exceptional!!

Tequila Freak
21 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Amazing notes of caramel, vanilla and wood. Smooth and easy to enjoy. Complex with lots of layers, still has amazing agave flavor.

Tequila Maniac
32 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Sweet agave,age spice rum hint,finish agave,pepper

Tequila Guru
89 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Strong bourbon aroma and taste. Heavy silky body. Burnt caramel and molasses

Tequila Savant
215 ratings
  • 88 Rating

A full bodied XA, dried candied fruit, with nutty characteristics, the undertones are sweet yet subtle. Complex flavors of caramel, vanilla and wood. Liter bottle makes it a good value.

Tequila Lover
10 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Was looking for a while for this bottle as we don’t have it here. Great gentle smell with oak, strong taste of oak and great finish. Full of flavor once exhaling. I would definitely recommend this tequila to any whiskey/rum lover and anyone that fancy’s an oaky tequila. As the bottle is 1L would make this a high level medium priced bottle.

Tequila Maniac
38 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Awesome and smooth tequila!

Tequila Maniac
33 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Love the flavor, taste of quality, and finish.

Other news & reviews

Additional news and perspectives about

TasteTequila.com
Jul 19, 2015

What Are People Really Looking for in Extra Añejo Tequilas?

Other than the oak, what are extra añejo drinkers looking for? Do they still want the presence of agave, or are they hoping that extra time in the barrel will bring more complexity? Or, is it something else entirely? We conducted a blind taste test with 2

The Spirits Business
Mar 06, 2015

Tequila Tapatio to Release Second Extra Añejo

Tequila Tapatio is planning to release a second batch of its extra añejo expression, called Excelencia Gran Reservas, later this year.