Tapatio Excelencia Extra Añejo

Type: Tequila
Brand: Tapatio
Nom
1139
523 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 : Wood fermentation tanks, 100% agave, Open-air fermentation, Fermentation with fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : Used barrels, Bourbon barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

54
Agave (cooked)
50
Oak
42
Caramel
35
Vanilla
16
Pepper (black)
14
Cinnamon
13
Whiskey
12
Butter
11
Butterscotch
10
Smoke
9
Baking Spice
8
Leather

Flavors Detected

68
Oak
56
Agave (cooked)
40
Caramel
32
Vanilla
20
Pepper (black)
17
Butterscotch
15
Whiskey
13
Butter
13
Cinnamon
11
Citrus
10
Smoke
10
Chocolate

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Honey Badger
1451 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Lot 3

Tequila Ninja
182 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lote 2 | TEGR007 28/12/2015 Love the finish. Full of flavor, a bit heavy on the barrel notes. Soft vanilla, butterscotch with presence of cooked agave. A Must try

Tequila Ninja
118 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Lote 3 | Revisiting with Lot 3. Someone said it before and it's true, this is the standard by which all XA's should be measured and compared. Aroma, beautiful baked (not cooked) agave, pumpkin pie spices, wood, apple, caramel. Flavor: Up front is agave, muted pumpkin, apple brandy, burnt brown sugar, oak. It's a beautiful, balanced medley!

Tequila Boss
517 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lote 2 | tapatio excelencia lote 2 tasting date Sept 2, 2022 this is one of my favorite tequilas. i think it's THE best XA for the price!!! I could drink this all night! agave, honey, butter, brown sugar, bubblegum indicative of 1139 expressions. yet not overly sweet. highly sippable. great campfire tequila. legs for days. it is SO well balanced. agave, a little heat, sweet, oak, bourbon = delicious!!!!

Tequila Ninja
110 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Lote 3 | An amazing Extra Añejo. When you look at the color it scares you with feels might be an EA that is heavily influenced by the barrel, but that’s not the case. It’s a very well balanced EA where the agave is still present.

Tequila Savant
251 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Ok been waiting to try this for awhile and im a little disappointed. Dont get me wrong is not bad but I had higher expectations. Smell I got a lot of alcohol at the beginning then wood came out, didn't get any agave. Taste is oak, and mineral finish I get some burn but light

Tequila Guru
81 ratings
  • 91 Rating

I can’t quit looking at the color in this Riedel glass. Absolutely beautiful. On the nose I get a nice hit of caramel. The taste is a wonderful combination of caramel, oak, and cooked agave. Hardly any heat on this but the finish is a nice lingering warmth. I’ll definitely need to have this one around as an XA that others should be measured against.

Tequila Ninja
138 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Nose: Cooked agave, vanilla, caramel. Lots and lots of cooked agave and caramel. Maple, and caramel apple, and maybe even apple pie. Surprisingly not nearly as much oak as I expected. Palate: Very rich. Loads of cooked agave and that caramel apple note, but it’s sharp almost like a caramel apple candy, sans artificial flavoring. Lots of caramel and agave, keeps coming up for me. Makes me think of apple pie at times. The agave keeps coming back, but it’s alternating between a very crisp agave that I’m used to in Ocho, and then baked/caramelized agave. Overall: An exquisite tequila, and so much different than the rest of the Tapatio line. I have a soft spot in my heart for Tapatio, it was the first blanco I drank straight and I’ve always had a deep love for as being one of the catalysts for me becoming a tequila lover. Excellent tequila. I will say, I prefer anejos over XA, so far, but there’s no doubt that this is probably top 3 tastiest in my collection. If Terralta XA wasn’t $75 near me, I’d probably not even both trying anything else.

Tequila Savant
273 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Lote 2 | Batch 2 Lot 15. Beautiful nose. Agave comes through nicely even after all this time. Nice wood on the pallet. Little pricey but a staple tequila and one of the finest available that should be in everyone's collection

Tequila Ninja
118 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Aromas of wet cardboard (that's a good thing), leather, oak, and sandlewood with light tobacco. Taste is not as woody as it smells but still a definite XA character. Dark fruits, wood, and agave. This one just begs to be cuddled by a chiminea with pinion wood burning on a cool night. A nice cigar with it would be the coup de gras of a perfect night. Faint flavor of pine as it opens up after a few days.

Tequila Badass
416 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Smell is good.. oak, agave, a pepper (like jalapeño). Taste is the same. Light oak and vanilla with a peppery punch. It last on the tongue for a little put it’s really good.

Tequila Phenom
374 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Wood and Agave on the nose, agave, butterscotch and caramel on the flavor. very long finish. Outstanding XA

Tequila Wizard
976 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lote 2 | Lote TEGR 008 from Batch 2. 02/01/2018 The nomenclature gets confusing here. There is a difference between bottling lotes and production lotes. Nose: Dried fruit: citron and dried apricots. Light colored tree fruit, ripe berries and peaches, warm barrel spice, vanilla and a light and airy floral aroma. Some herbals. Flavor: Fruity, sweet, oily and spicy. Significant oak influence. Soft and round vanilla and butterscotch notes. Buttery with some pepper tingle. The agave still punches through all the barreling notes. This is one of those rare tequilas that you use as a benchmark. Quality through and through.

Tequila Ninja
169 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Lote 3 | Lot 12. Worth the wait for me. Oak, Carmelized agave, butterscotch, baking spice (cinnamon), melon and pear. Damn.

Tequila Ninja
128 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lote 3 | Aroma : Apricot and pear, some cooked agave, spice, oak, almond. Taste : Medium/full bodied with some fruity notes I mentioned like apricot, pear, maybe some apple. Nice cooked agave sweetness compliments not overly sweet vanilla. Also some notes of almond, dark chocolate and oak. Finish : Medium/long with stronger notes of oak, also some richer vanilla. Almond and dark chocolate, and a touch of agave. This is a complex extra añejo with plenty of notes that work well to give you an authentic experience you just don't get with other tequilas. My only complaints are that it isn't as oily as I would like, and not the greatest value due to the price.

Tequila Phenom
390 ratings
  • 88 Rating

This Excelencia Gran Reserva by Tapatio is a treat. This sipper smells as good as it tastes. The nose starts with oak but the cooked agave quickly punches through. There are also hints of sweetness. It reminds me of a caramel crème brûlée. I definitely nose this tequila several times before I dive in and taste it. I then taste the cooked agave and oak simultaneously with the agave giving way to a long oaky sweet warm finish. The lingering taste is nice since this tequila is so well made. I would recommend that you allow this tequila to finish out a nice tequila flight. The price brought the rating down a little bit but I’d still highly recommend that you find it for the best price possible and go for it. “You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.” Wayne Gretzky

Tequila Badass
477 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Excellent extra anejo. Unique and complex nose with agave, orange peel, peach, and oak. Flavor picks up most of the same, with heavier wood tones on the way down. Aged a long time producing a dark color, but still retains its agave and doesn’t get too sweet. This girl has nice legs too.

Tequila Ninja
134 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Lote 3 | Purchased at the distillery, so priced way lower than in the states .

Tequila Ninja
167 ratings
  • 96 Rating

Lote 2 | On the nose beautiful caramel, vanilla, some coffee and cacao, all wrapped around an intense cooked agave aroma. On the palate a nice wood note, with vanilla and some cacao. Intense cooked agave presence, just a little spice and alcohol tingling on the front. Very balanced and oily. Just the right amount of sweetness, less compared to Lot and. A long agave and spice finish complete this amazing sipping experience and you just want to dive back in for another round. This is what I imagine to be agave heaven!

Tequila Ninja
109 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Musty aroma, vegetal/earthy flavor

Tequila Ninja
103 ratings
  • 89 Rating

A woody aroma. The flavor delivers a peppery punch. I would've enjoyed it more with a gentler finish.

Tequila Ninja
134 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Nice aroma of caramelized agave and brown sugar. Flavor has some sweetness, a good amount of wood and a hint spice. Nice mouth feel and slightly thick and oily. There is a lot of wood on the lingering finish.

Tequila Badass
494 ratings
  • 96 Rating

Awesome. Does Siete Leguas DO extra anejo? Especially good with bacon. (-: I can taste the char of the plant. Super deep and complex.

Tequila Savant
241 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Aromas of wood, nuts, caramel, vanilla. Flavors of wood, baking spices, smoke, vanilla and almonds. A smooth, well balanced finish. Delicious but pricey. I loved this one.

Tequila Savant
276 ratings
  • 80 Rating

Rated blind.A lot of wood in this one. Buttery on the nose with a hint of smoke. Not much agave left on the nose or palate (well, agave for the nose at the bottom of the glass). Finishes dry. It's nice, and I would certainly keep the bottle, or drink it if someone else was paying, but I don't think I could bring myself to buy this twice.

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