Ayate Añejo Tequila

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Brought in by a Napa-based importer, this Tequila has another wine country connection: After 12 months in new American oak and four months in used French oak, this Tequila is finished for six months in Chardonnay barrels from winemaker Dave Phinney. The end result is a deep burnished gold hue and complex, faintly fruity aroma. The rich, bold palate opens with vanilla and allspice, fading to honey and brown butter and a spicy finish laced with cinnamon and clove sizzle. The heavy, square doorstopper of a bottle is a little awkward to handle and pour. Kara Newman 

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