Tapatio Excelencia Extra Añejo (Lot 1, MX only)

Type: Tequila
Brand: Tapatio
Nom
1139
235 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

26
Agave (cooked)
25
Oak
22
Caramel
16
Vanilla
10
Cinnamon
9
Butterscotch
7
Citrus
7
Chocolate
6
Orange Peel
6
Tobacco
6
Honey
6
Fruity

Flavors Detected

29
Agave (cooked)
25
Caramel
22
Oak
18
Vanilla
13
Butterscotch
10
Citrus
9
Pepper (black)
8
Whiskey
7
Cinnamon
7
Cherry
7
Butter
6
Chocolate

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Savant
226 ratings
  • 98 Rating

Not many XAs carry the burden of being the standard by which all XAs should be measured by. If such a thing exists, this is the one. Complexities filled the air as soon as I popped this 1 liter bad mofo open. Agaves harvested in the 90s, distilled in 2000, aged 5-6 years in whiskey barrels, then rested another 10+ years in 5 liter glass jugs! The result is one of the finest, most delicious XA ever to tough my lips! Agave driven with dark chocolate, plantains, figs, cherries, yams, cinnamon apple pie, caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, mocha, clove, citrus... oh man! I'll stop right there!

Tequila Ninja
128 ratings
  • 94 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 Ninja
167 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 Phenom
334 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 Phenom
324 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 Badass
446 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 Ninja
161 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Gorgeous color. Wood/oak, pine needles, agave, friut and forest floor (in that order) on the nose. The palate has dark chocolate, cherries, plums and peaches, dried fruits and nuts. There is a nice, long finish that gives off some heat in the way back of the throat. Carlos made an outstanding XA with this one. It will set you back some pesos, but the quality is commensurate with the price.

Tequila Wizard
837 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
214 ratings
  • 89 Rating

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

Tequila Ninja
117 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
1234 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Simply one of the best tequilas ever produced.

Tequila Ninja
160 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 Aficionado
52 ratings
  • 85 Rating

A little bland for my untrained palate. Not sweet at all, if that’s your thing look elsewhere. I put this well behind Don Fulano Imperial or El Tesoro Paradiso, two EA’s I really enjoy.

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Smooth! With a vanilla finish!!!

Tequila Aficionado
57 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Swet ln the nose, honey and wood Flavor is also sweet and woody, easy to drink and softer than expected. Aftertaste of wood and agave. A really easy to sip XA

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Sweet agave, caramel, vanilla, oak, light whiskey taste and orange rind citrus taste. Hint of coffee, cinnamon, dark chocolate. An amazing Extra Anejo.

Tequila Fanatic
17 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Nose: vanilla, butterscotch, cooked agave, marmalade Palate: nice cooked agave, hint of oak and smoke, vanilla, honey, white pepper, herbal medicinal note. Finish: very nice medium finish

Tequila Freak
22 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 Freak
22 ratings
  • 100 Rating

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

Tequila Savant
235 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
36 ratings
  • 78 Rating

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

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
72 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
24 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 Connoisseur
60 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Amazing tequila.

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Jul 19, 2015

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The Spirits Business
Mar 06, 2015

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