Corazón Tequila recently released its 2021 collection of Expresiones del Corazón, a unique collection of limited edition barrel-aged tequilas, born from Casa San Matias Distillery’s passion for experimentation. Expresiones del Corazón unites premium tequila with Buffalo Trace Distillery barrels which once held bourbons named for legendary bourbon craftsmen who also shared a passion for experimentation. A new Elmer T. Lee Reposado joins William Larue Weller Añejo, George T. Stagg Añejo and Artisanal Blanco for this release.
Elmer T. Lee Reposado was aged 12 months in Elmer T. Lee barrels. The William Larue Weller Añejo in this year’s release was aged 26 months in William Larue Weller bourbon barrels, nearly a year longer than previous releases of this expression. George T. Stagg Añejo was aged 22 months in George T. Stagg barrels. The Artisanal Blanco was held for 60 days in stainless steel.
“We are very proud of this year’s collaboration between two highly awarded distilleries,” Agave Marketing Director Megan Hurtuk said. “With a shared passion for craftsmanship and experimentation, Casa San Matias and the Buffalo Trace Distillery are represented so perfectly in these tequilas- we look forward to raising a glass with tequila & bourbon aficionados alike!”
GSN was sent a bottle of the William Larue Weller Añejo for review.
GSN’s Remarks: What a truly lovely tequila. We were expecting a great spirit, but this one is more than simply great. It is remarkable. The nose is delicate, with notes of vegetal agave intertwined with the sweet corn of a bourbon. Light spiciness and oak add a patina of warmth. The flavor is masterful, yet with a similar delicateness. Notes of mild agave, vanilla, caramel, wood, toast and praline bring a self-assured and friendly welcome to the palate. The finish is medium-long with a nutty sensation that lingers for a few minutes after the fadeout. We would love to try the others in this series, but as for the Weller expression, it has won our hearts. GSN Rating: A++
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