It's often more difficult for us Europeans to get our hands on premium tequilas, but sometimes when you think things are working against you, the can also work in your favour. Here in Europe we're not subject to advertising and we tend to try a bit of this and a bit of that without any prejudice. Unlike the US, we're not spoilt for choice, and on a recent trip through Amsterdam I picked up a bottle of Los Pilones Añejo. It intrigued me as firstly I recognised the name from a Mexican bar in Amsterdam and secondly the NOM seemed familiar to me (Herencia de Plata).
Brand: Los Pilones Anejo
Distillery: Tequilas del Señor, S.A. de C.V.
Region: Highlands – Los Altos
Web Site: http://www.tequilasdelsenor.com.mx
This añejo is a pale golden colour, with a buttery caramel, vanilla, and fruit nose. I've got this in a high stemmed glass and I'm sure that fruity aroma is banana. It's definitely a sweet añejo and I'm really enjoying sticking my nose into the glass. I'm detecting a very strong agave body with a subtle mix of other spices. On my tongue the agave is warm and welcoming. There's a heated yet sweet finish of medium duration with a lingering aftertaste of vanilla and agave. My nose is back in the glass, I really like how this smells.
This is a really enjoyable tequila and I'm definitely going to have to pick up a bottle of the blanco and reposado to see how they fare.