This is still a relatively new category for tequila. The CRT officially established “Extra Añejo” (XA) as a fourth classification in 2006, for tequilas aged 3-years or longer. Fans of XAs often say they enjoy “the complexity and depth that an oak barrel can bring.”
Classification: Tequila Extra Añejo
Color: Light amber
Aroma: Rich resinous oak balanced with gentle vanilla and a hint of caramelized agave
Taste: Robust and full-bodied packed with toasted almond, light caramelized agave.
Finish: Sweet full-bodied vanilla finish with a hint of raisin.