Dulce Vida Tequila Anejo

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Dulce Vida Tequila Anejo

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2012 TEQUILA.net Awards - "Best of the Best" Best High-Proof Tequila 2011 TEQUILA.net Awards - "Best of the Best" Best Highland Añejo Tequila Best Organic Tequila Best High-Proof Tequila 2010 TEQUILA.net Awards - Gold Medal
2012 TEQUILA.net Awards - Best of the Best 2011 TEQUILA.net Awards - Best of the Best 2010 Gold Medal

Dulce Vida Tequila Añejo

Dulce Vida Tequila Añejo is 100% Agave, 100 Proof, and aged for 24 months in American oak, Kentucky Whiskey barrels.

Dulce Vida Tequila sources its organic Agave from the Pacific Coast Highland region near Tepic, Nayarit. The soil and geography are very different from the better-known lowland tequila areas, and this particular region - surrounded by both ocean and mountains - yields more flavorful and larger agave plants.

With the organic highland Agave as inspiration, Dulce Vida set out to produce the purest example of Tequila the way it was meant to be cultivated - uncut, no water added. The result is the decidedly smooth and authentic Dulce Vida tequila.

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(Updated: November 28, 2010)
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Dulce Vida Anejo * Tasted October 2010 * Riedel Tequila Glass

Appearance: golden brown - slow tears
Aroma: sweet agave, hints of cherry, honey, and clove
Initial Taste: orange and butter
Spirit Body: sweet agave, light wood and chocolate
Finish / Aftertaste: caramel and light agave finish, mint / honey aftertaste

Dulce Vida provides something new to the Tequila industry with their entire lineup of 100 proof, 100% Agave products. Hot and full of flavor, Dulce Vida Tequilas perfect straight up and in your favorite cocktail.
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One of the finest anejos
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smell - an explosion of agave flavor erupts from the glass which is followed by enough heat/spice to temp you into drinking it.

taste - There is heat/spice from beginning to end. It is not overpowering and adds much interest to the wonderful tequila flavors that Dulce have made sure to keep intact. The heat and spice are long lasting and enjoyable. This tequila is not complicated, yet it holds those simple things we love about tequila and does them so well. A masterpiece anejo to be enjoyed!
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A better value for an anejo cannot be found
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Had the wonderful opportunity to taste this amoung several other tequilas and mezcals in a relaxed tasting event. Ended up drinking several shots of this stuff, just a delightful and amazing anejo. I am about the taste more than anything else and the initial hit is a smooth earthy taste of uncompromising blue agave deliciousness, which builds during the middle part. And at the end you are left with nothing but a long lasting finish that just keeps on rewarding. I have had alot of tequilas and this one is probably the highest value out there. Just a bold statement of great tequila taste for the money. Enjoy it because i have bought several bottles and still do!
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Best of the Dulce Vida lineup
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The final chapter in the regular line of Dulce Vida Tequila. Thus far, the blanco and reposado havent necessarily been my cup up tea with their big herbaceous notes, but they have a ton of flavor and are unique and well crafted. With the 100 proof and the flavor profile you can tell that a lot of thought has gone into the brand. I said in the lesser aged reviews that I thought the añejo might be the sweet spot for me for this brand. Let's find out...



Price: $50-55/bottle

Aroma: Loads on vanilla and caramel sweetness on the nose with hints of oak. Desserty aroma to start.

Initial Taste: A sweet richness with oak notes up front. Creme brulee type notes with just hints of bitter chocolate.

Body: Medium-thick bodied with nice oily mouth feel. The oak comes forward more with some spicy notes.

Finish: Black licorice flavors on the finish. Nice pepper notes too and just enough sweetness to balance it out.


While anise isn’t really a go to flavor for me, this is cool and tasty tequila. The rich dessert flavors are balanced out with agave and spice. The herbal notes from the younger expressions are tamed a bit and the reach a really nice balance. To me, this is easily the star of the Dulce Vida lineup. And at 100 proof, the flavors are bold and the finish is long. A very nice effort!
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(Updated: July 07, 2013)
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I have found my desert island tequila. To begin: A giant deep dark roasted nutty caramel nose. It actually wafts towards you from the glass. The smell alone is award-worthy. The mouthfeel is big and thick, matching the dark amber colour of the anejo. Taste offers more cooked caramel, fruit, a touch of wood, and lots of agave. A textbook definition of perfectly balanced. This is an incredibly flavourful yet easy-drinking 100 proof. Then the finish strikes, like the slow rush of a snakebite, hot and spicy venom doing a marathon Day of the Dead dance on your tongue. This tequila is a beautiful monster that has become my gold standard for all other tequilas. Epic and magnificent.
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Lots of agave and spice, citrus initially caramel notes in the aftertaste.

A fairly "hot" tequila as one might expect at 100 proof, but still very easy to sip. Nice bottle, too. Should be a welcome addition to any anejo lover's bar.
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