Wonderful tequila, love Seleccion Suprema although there are equally great tequilas for a much better price.
Great wood aromas such as coffee and caramel, the cooked agave dose come through, some nice fruit and very typical flowery notes from the house of Herradura. Nice body and color, long finish that is very woody.
Tasted out of a double ball glass. At the time of this writing, this is the best anejo I have tasted. Im not going to break this review down as I always do, Ill just describe the experience. What I liked best about this anejo was the fact that it maintained an agave taste throughout the experience (some tequilas lose the agave flavor to the wood). The aroma was almost like a cream soda with some black cherry added for good measure. The first taste was fruit and berry, no bitterness whatsoever. The body was a great agave body complimented perfectly by an array of flavors including caramel, cream soda, black cherry, even slight smoke and fruit. Id say the presentation is a little too much, Id be just as happy with less of a presentation if it brought the cost down. Yet presentation or not, this is one great anejo. Highly recommended.
TEQUILA HERRADURA Seleccion Suprema Edicion Limitada Anejo NOM 1119. This tasting is from LOT # 020429064 from December 2005. This anejo is so good I was disinclined to do a review fearful that I would not be able to do it justice. I decided to go ahead to encourage others who may be uncertain about rather this tequila is worth the price. Without any hesitation I say it definitely is. I bought this bottle at a great price of $189.00. There is considerable debate about the differences between the older batches (2005 and lower) and the newer bottles labeled "Extra Anejo". I cannot comment on this as I only have tasted this older batch. I would list HSS as a top contender in the extra aged category. Appearance is a complementing dark reddish brown amber color. Nose is a well developed and perfectly intense blend of roasted agave, caramel, cream soda, wood, coffee, and tobacco. I also pick up components of raisins, a mixture of fruity sweetness, and delicate citrus. The taste follows suit and is outstanding with pure sweet aged agave. A medium and refreshing mouth feel, yet it still conveys the fullest of extra aged flavors and it is scary smooth. There is a moderate bourbon aspect here but it is certainly complementary and not overpowering. I could find no bitterness anywhere and this anejo introduced new meaning to the term "duration of aftertaste"Â. I have never experienced such an enjoyable aftertaste that goes on forever. It simply has everything I look for in a dark anejo period. The awesome presentation could be judged a bit over the top and I'm sure brings up the price, but it is functional and believe me once you taste it you will want to protect this bottle.
Herradura Seleccion Suprema is the standard by which I measure all anejo tequilas. It is, hands-down, one of the best anejo tequilas I have ever tasted. It is very rich, full-bodied, and complex. Tequila Joe absolutely nailed it with his description of a dense, heavy - almost syrupy feel.
For an anejo, I would say it has only moderate agave flavor on the back end; but what struck me was the exceptionally long duration of flavor, even when compared to other high-end tequilas like Gran Centenario Extra Anejo.
The presentation is classy to say the least. Simple, elegant, classic. Yes, it's $300 a bottle. It's not for everyday. But if you want to have one super high-end tequila in your collection, you can't go wrong with this one.
Herradura Seleccion Suprema Anejo NOM 1119 Tasted on 6/15/07 at 7:00pm. I tried this tequila at Zocalo in Sacramento and tasted it in a Riedel glass. This bottle has a unique design and comes with a wooden box. With a golden amber brown color, this tequila has intense aromas of vanilla and floral. Other aromas include moderate fruit and caramel with mild earth and spice. The tequila has a heavy mouth feel and on the first sip is sweet and syrupy with a hint of bitterness. Herradura Seleccion Suprema Anejo has numerous arrays of flavors due to its 49 months of aging. However, I thought this tequila was somewhat overpowering. Intense flavors of caramel, floral, and vanilla are followed by moderate to intense agave. Moderate notes include earth and wood. With a long duration of flavor, tastes of mild fruit and hints of spice bring this tequila to a numbing finish. Herradura Seleccion Suprema Anejo has received the rating of 94 points out of 100.