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Delicious, elegant holiday gift: Tequila Corazon Expresiones

Updated on December 17, 2016
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Tequila is the hot spirit these days and, like other food and beverage trends, small crafted and unique is the direction it's headed. Tequila Corazon de Agave Expresiones has a range of specially aged spirits that are beautifully packaged and make fantastic gifts for the holidays. The cylindrical bottles have rounded wooden stoppers for a warm, organic feeling. Corazón Tequilas are crafted of 100 percent Blue Weber agave, using artisanal fermentation and distillation practices. Traditional clay ovens, proprietary yeast and oxygenation are a few of the elements utilized to create these award-winning tequilas, crafted at the world class Casa San Matías Distillery in Mexico. I was happy to be hosted to experience them!

Reposado ("rested") is aged in Buffalo Trace barrels under the direction of Master Distiller Miguel Cedeno Cruz. Many people who enjoy their tequila appreciate the lesser aging -Corazón Tequilas are crafted of 100 percent Blue Weber agave, using artisanal fermentation and distillation practices. Traditional clay ovens, proprietary yeast and oxygenation are a few of the elements utilized to create these award-winning tequilas, crafted at the world class Casa San Matías Distillery in Mexico.- typically under a year -- to retain classic flavor profiles. This expression has a pale straw color. I detected sharp, floral ripe agave notes in the nose, along with tangerine peel, blossoming into almond and unripe peach. Flavor-wise, I experienced the bite, then smoothness and warming. There's wood and honey, with brightness.

They describe this expression as having "a sweet and floral nose, with a touch of spice, caramel and vanilla flavor".

Buffalo Trace, whose barrels contribute flavor here, is described as having "a complex aroma of vanilla, mint and molasses. Pleasantly sweet to the taste with notes of brown sugar and spice that give way to oak, toffee, dark fruit and anise."

Anejo Aged for 23 months in Old Rip Van Winkle has a darker straw color. I noticed a sugar-sourwood honey nose, blossoming to bitter almond, mellow, fresh flower petals. Flavor-wise, I tasted classic agave, tingling, warming, smooth, with a touch of spice, easy to sip, with a light wood aftertaste. They describe it as "Color: Rich Gold Aroma: Lemon Tea, Ginger, and Herbal Notes Taste: Creamy notes of Oak, Almond, and Vanilla".

Old Rip Van Winkle whose barrels flavor this expression is described as "A sweet vanilla nose with caramel, pecan and oak wood. Smooth, mellow flavor consisting of robust wheat, cherries and oak. Features a long, smoky wheat finish with hints of fruit, spice and oak tannins."

Anejo aged for 19 months in Thomas H. Handy Sazerac is a single estate tequila with a deep straw color. I experienced a bright almond extract nose, with fresh hay. I tasted citrusy tequila flavor, but with a smooth swallow. It mellows to apple notes.

Blanco Artisanal Edition Small-Batch Distilled is made from blue agave under the direction of Master Distiller Miguel Cedeno Cruz. The nose has deep grassy notes, corn silk, sweetness. The flavor has raw corn and bite. It's smooth in the mouth, with sweet popcorn flavors. Many tequila lovers only prefer to drink blanco tequila, for that true, classic taste.

Think of getting a full assortment of Tequila Corazon de Agave Expresiones for a well-appreciated holiday gift! Your loved ones can enjoy sipping, creating tasting flights for guests, learn about fine spirits.



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