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Clase Azul Reposado Tequila

Clase Azul Reposado
Tequila

 

By Robert Plotkin
http://www.claseazul.com

Talk about an appropriately named product. Clase Azul 100% Agave is a lush, sophisticated spirit possessing all of the delectable qualities that's made Tequila the darling of American consumers.

The critically acclaimed range is made in Jesús Maria-Ayottián in Arandas, Jalisco at Productos Finos de Agave—NOM 1416. It's handcrafted using traditional techniques long ago abandoned by other distillers as too costly and labor-intensive. Mature, certified organic agaves are baked in stone ovens ("hornos") for three days before being slowly fermented with a proprietary strain of yeast. The 100% agave Tequila is double-distilled in small batches and reduced to 80 proof with purified water. The brand's hand-painted, Talavera-style decanters were introduced by Spanish artisans during Mexico's colonial period.

Award-winning Clase Azul Reposado Tequila is aged for a minimum of 8 months in three types of oak barrels and casks. Each contributes to the Tequila's exquisite character. The reposado has a burnished copper appearance, a satiny, lightweight body and a wafting bouquet brimming with the aromas of vanilla, baking spices and roasted peppers with light smoky notes. The Tequila has a soft, gentle entry and a dry, warming palate of caramel and toasted oak that gradually fades into a mildly spicy, slightly smoky finish. It's a genuinely glorious experience—like a soothing massage for the senses.

Introduced in 2007, Clase Azul Ultra Tequila is an extra añejo aged a minimum of 5 years in heavily charred, sherry oak casks. The ultra-premium Tequila is produced in limited quantity of no more than 100 bottles per production run. Ranked among the category's elite, the Tequila has a bouquet of fruit, cocoa and citrus aromas and a lingering, spice and fruit-laced finish.

The Clase Azul Plata Tequila is an elegant spirit from start to extended finish. The Tequila is generously endowed with enticing floral and herbal aromas, a complex savory palate and a floral and spice finish. It makes a perfect entree to the category.

The Clase Azul portfolio is luxurious and best define what it means to treat yourself well…really well.

 


Clase Azul Reposado Recipes

Chateau Azul
Lemon zested wine glass, chilled
Pour into an iced mixing glass
1 1/2 oz. Clase Azul Reposado Tequila
1 oz. Chateau Bonnet Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon
1/4 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
Stir and strain
La Pinta Paloma
Collins glass, ice
Build in glass
2 oz. La Pinta Pomegranate Tequila
1 oz. Clase Azul Reposado Tequila
1 1/2 oz. grapefruit juice
Fill with chilled lemon-lime soda
Pomegranate Punch
Cocktail glass, chilled
Pour into an iced mixing glass
1 1/2 oz. Clase Azul Plata Tequila
1 oz. La Pinta Pomegranate
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz. cinnamon syrup
Dash bitters
Shake and strain
Lemon twist garnish