For a luxury tequila with a bit of gumption, Partida’s Elegante Extra Añejo delivers with an exciting and unexpected flavor profile. An earthy, oaky, yet sweet vanilla scent one expects from an Extra-Añejo blend dominates the nose, which transforms into a honeyed, slightly toasted flavor upon taking a sip, but the real kick comes with its long, spicy finish. Needless to say, this tequila is not for the faint of heart—or palette.
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Tequila aficionados fawn over this last pick, and not simply because of its exquisite pure platinum, sterling silver and 24-carat gold decanter. The Clase Azul Ultra’s smooth and elegant taste has all the complexity of its Extra-Añejo counterpart but stands apart with its complex aroma, pointed by intense sherry notes attributed to its five-year aging process in Spanish sherry wood casks. But this tequila, striking in both its sophisticated taste and luxurious presentation, will cost a pretty penny to have it housed on your top shelf.
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