Siembra Azul Tequila Anejo

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Siembra Azul Tequila Anejo

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Siembra Azul Tequila Anejo

Siembra Azul Tequila is produced in the Highlands from the finest Blue Agave, grown by masters of the trade in small orchards that have been owned and operated by the Vivanco family for more than three generations. This tequila is distinguished primarily for their unique aging process.

Siembra Azul Anejo is a commanding, mature spirit, rested for eighteen months, worthy of the demands of discovery. Siembra Azul is aged in virgin, white oak barrels to capture the soul of the spirit.



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Overall rating
 
92
Aroma-Nose
 
92
Initial Taste
 
93
Body
 
90
Finish
 
92
Enjoyability
 
93
Price
 
91
Presentation
 
90
The nose is mostly caramel, but the anejo introduces a bit of fruitiness that I didn't get in the younger versions. There is a consistent underlying sweetness, and a 'little' oak, but not a 'lot' of oak. All-in-all for the aroma, it has a nicely balanced complexity. Continued caramel in the taste, with complements of barrel spice and a little fruit. Oak is present as well, but not playing a huge role, and not creating a lot of dryness. I keep thinking 'balanced' again, just as with the nose. A light-to-medium body, similar to its siblings, but this is the lightest of the three in my opinion. I would personally like a little more viscosity, but the lighter weight is likely due to the aging process, so better to keep it natural than to add glycerin. A nice finish of medium duration, consistent throughout this line, although there may be a little more burn in the anejo here. The lingering matches the original flavors, with the only difference being that the oak lingers more than the rest.

I really enjoyed this anejo. It's a fine example of a quality mid-range (or higher) anejo. Clearly this entire line was well thought-out with an emphasis on quality and balance. There's about a $10 price jump from the repo to the anejo, which pushes it into the high 40s, but that's not TOO bad for a good anejo. A very practical bottle design with a screw top; nothing fancy, but it tells me they were more concerned about the juice than the bottle, which I can appreciate.

The founder of Siembra Azul is David Suro-Pinera, a Philadelphia restauranteur, but maybe more importantly, president of the Tequila Interchange Project (TIP). TIP advocates the preservation of sustainable, traditional, and quality practices in the tequila industry amid concerning trends currently becoming mainstays in the industry. Through their efforts and increased consumer education, they hope to see continued growth in the industry, but also a renewed emphasis on the importance of preserving tequila’s great heritage.
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