Aroma: Cooked agave, bitter oak and a bit of smoke.
Initial Taste: It's an añejo, but it has a crisp kind of start. Just a light sweetness with a hint of dark chocolate & coffee. Sweet & bitter married together.
Body: A medium body, but has a continued nice combo of opposite taste. A nice clove type spice is married in with the oak and chocolate.
Finish: A medium length finish that has a hint of vanilla sweetness, but it is mostly dominated by dark chocolate and wood flavors. A very nice and unique finish.
Let me say that Calle 23 as a company has my highest regard. They do things the right way and when they have real quality material to work with they excel. That is why I was disappointed when I found their Anejo to be a bit short of the mark. The distillation lacks the body I expected to see in this product. Its just a few bricks light of a full load. It is smooth and very drinkable with a very reasonable palette, but it falls short of its own potential. I have a long list of other Anejo's I prefer and sadly this is not one of them. I will wait for their next single barrel release and pay more to be impressed. Love the company, but this one needs the improvement it deserves.
My new favorite tequila brand. Perfect balance and still high in cooked agave flavors, long live Calle 23!
Excellent flavor great taste no bite