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Luna Nueva Anejo 100% Agave Tequila

Luna Nueva Añejo 100%
Agave Tequila


By Robert Plotkin

Since ancient times, the new moon has been a symbol of rebirth and new beginnings. So it's not surprising that this luxurious tequila should adopt as its name Luna Nueva, or "new moon." It embodies what aficionados and enthusiasts adore most about boutique tequilas. It is a romantic spirit graced with style, class and a boatload of character.

Luna Nueva 100% Agave Tequila is crafted at family-owned and operated Premium de Jalisco [NOM 1558] in Mazamitla, Jalisco, under the direct supervision of 3rd generation master distiller Don Wilfrido Ortega Casas. The agaves used in distillation come from both the Lowlands and Highlands. After harvesting, they are baked in stone ovens and slowly fermented before being double-distilled in traditional pot stills. The entire range is bottled at 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof).

All-world Luna Nueva Añejo 100% Agave Tequila is aged for 18 months in new American and French oak barrels. It has a dark amber hue, a velvety smooth body and a wafting bouquet of cinnamon, spices, vanilla and fresh citrus. The palate is loaded with spice, butterscotch, cocoa, vanilla and light peppery notes. Thankfully the finish lingers on the palate for an agreeably long time.

The altogether marvelous Luna Nueva Reposado Tequila is aged for a minimum of 6 months in new American and French oak barrels. The amber-hued, limited edition tequila has a satiny, medium-weight body and an alluring bouquet of vanilla, red currants, apricots, butterscotch and toffee. The complex finish delivers the added flavors of orange peel, toasted oak, tobacco, chocolate and cloves.

Luna Nueva Silver Tequila is bottled directly from the still. The lively, light-bodied spirit is redolent with the aromas of tropical fruit, lemon grass and fresh herbs. The long, satiny finish has a hint of clove, chocolate and white pepper.