Arta Extra Anejo
Aroma: Toasted seeds, roasted cocoa, coffee, almonds and wild acorns.
Taste: Intense vanilla and oak developing into jasmine and cinnamon.
Pairings: Rich chocolate desserts, a quality cigar.
- Silver Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition, 2017
- 20 out of 20 rating, “Mr. Tequila” Dr. Jamie Villalobos, Founder of the Mexican Academy of Tequila Tasters
- Silver Medal: San Francisco World Spirits Tasting Competition, 2015
- Bronze Medal: Packaging Competition-San Francisco World Spirits Competition, 2015
I didn't think this really stood out for the price. It's not bad, but I would easily choose the extra anejo from Chula Paranda, Jose Cuervo Reserva De La Familia, Don Valente Perfeccion, or various others for a better extra anejo experience at this price.
I tend to judge my extra anejos relative to my standard, and then by price. My 'standard' used to be Cava de Oro. Still one my favorites. For the last couple years though, my standard is Adictivo.
While Arta is tasty as it should be... it is a bit watery on the finish and does not hold me like it 'should'. I will keep trying other tequila EA's as I am always on the quest for the 'one'!.
For the taste/price, this falls just short of my standard. That said, a very smooth sipper.