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The Best Extra Añejo Tequilas

Extra Añejo is the most luxurious (and expensive) type of Tequila.

This post contains the list of the 15 Best Extra Añejo Tequilas that you can buy!

Fuenteseca Reserva 7 Year Extra Añejo

  • Taste: Oak, ripe fruit, agave, grape
  • Palate: Agave, ripe fruit, oak, caramel, baking spice
  • Alcohol content: 84 proof (42% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat
  • Similar to: Codigo 1530 Extra Añejo

Fuenteseca is somewhat unique as it was aged for 7 years.

80% was placed into American white oak barrels that previously held California red wine and the remaining 20% was stored in dark French oak barrels.


The nose brings oak at first, followed by hints of ripe fruit, grapes and agave.

On the palate, Fuenteseca has a viscous body providing a great mouthfeel.

Flavor hits with gentle oak at first, followed by agave, ripe fruit and caramel.

As you keep drinking it baking spice (cinnamon, nutmeg) become more noticeable.

The finish lacks a bit in length, with very little warmth to it, with caramel and a touch of barrel spice.

Is it good?

As opposed to other Fuenteseca releases that hit hard with oak while at times overwhelming other flavors, the 7 Year is soft with the wood letting you appreciate other notes, particularly agave.

It has fair amount of barrel spice but it is well within a reasonable limit but the flavor is delightful making for it entirely.

This is a good one and one well worth trying and adding to the cabinet.

Fuenteseca Extra Añejo It doesn’t come cheap, though, but it doesn’t disappoint.

Arette Gran Clase Extra Añejo 10 Year

  • Taste: Caramel, vanilla, orange, apricot
  • Palate: Vanilla, caramel, agave, baking spice
  • Alcohol content: 104 proof (52% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat
  • Similar to: Patron Extra Añejo 10 Años


Nose brings bourbon-like notes of caramel and vanilla, followed by orange and a touch of apricot.

On the palate, Arette Gran Clase has an oily texture providing a great mouthfeel.

First sip brings a bit of warmth, but not as much as you would expect from an 104 proof release.

Flavor brings agave that blends nicely with vanilla and caramel sweetness along a good hit of baking spice and subtle oak.

The finish is long and pleasantly warm, with oak to it and baking spice.

Is it good?

This one of the best Extra Añejo Tequilas as agave still shines in the taste, despite the long aging, blending nicely with vanilla and caramel, along baking spice providing a great sip.

Bottled at strength (104 proof) when the majority of Tequilas are bottled at a mere 80 proof makes it full-bodied and tastier but not harsh.

It brings the kind of heat that warms your chest on the way down providing a great experience.

Another biggie about Arette is that it’s completely legit as it’s free of additives and foreign chemicals.

Attractively priced for an Extra Añejo of this quality making it a no-brainer and something to add to the cabinet.

Patron Extra Añejo 10 Años

  • Taste: Dried fruit, cinnamon, butter, nuts
  • Palate: Agave, roasted nuts, oak, caramel
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat
  • Similar to: Patron Extra Añejo


The nose is incredibly pleasing as it brings with dried fruit, followed by spicy cinnamon, butter and a touch of roasted nuts.

On the mouth, the 10 Year provides a great mouthfeel as it feels viscous.

Flavor hits with agave at first, followed by roasted nuts, oak and natural caramel sweetness.

The finish lingers with no heat on the way down, with caramel and vanilla to it.

Is it good?

The 10 Year release is quite good and one of the Best Extra Añejos and the Best Patron Tequila.

This Tequila strikes a great balance between agave flavor and oak despite the super long 10 year aging.

In general, when aged Tequilas spend such a long time in the barrel they lose the agave flavor tasting pretty much like a bourbon.

Yet, Patron Extra Añejo 10 Años preserves the rich agave flavor, while adding subtle oak notes and a roasted nuts hint that makes it quite tasty.

Super smooth with no burn or bad notes delivering a great experience from nose to finish.

The only let down is the price, which as you might expect coming from Patron is going to be high.

Is it worth it?

That’s tough to answer but if you’re made and having a great time treat yourself, get yourself a bottle and enjoy.

Siete Leguas D’Antaño

  • Nose: Agave, oak, caramel, vanilla, dried fruit
  • Palate: Agave, oak, baking spice, chocolate
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink? Neat, rocks
  • Similar to: Siete Decadas


Nose brings notes of agave and oak at first, followed by caramel, vanilla and a touch of dried fruit.

On the palate, D’Antaño feels oily as it coats the mouth.

Flavor is moderately sweet and smooth with agave and oak up-front, and a rich cinnamon, nutmeg note coming behind with dark chocolate coming late to the party.

The finish has a solid length, with no heat on the way down, leaving an aftertaste of dried fruit and oak.

Is it good?

When you grab a bottle of Siete Leguas rest assured it’s going to be good as I’m yet to try a bad one.

Siete Leguas D’Antaño is smooth, yet tasty, well balanced, rich in agave flavor, restrained on the oak despite the long 5 year aging, with a rich baking spice and chocolate note.

Free of additives, which is the norm among Siete Leguas releases, providing a legit experience which is a must in a Tequila at this price.

Number Juan in a Million

  • Nose: Vanilla, oak, caramel, orange
  • Palate: Agave, oak, caramel, lime, citrus
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink? Neat


Sweet and smooth aroma with hints of vanilla and caramel at first, with orange and oak coming behind.

On the palate, Juan in a Million feels moderately oily providing a decent mouthfeel.

Flavor is smooth and moderately sweet and well balanced with agave and oak on the first sip, followed by lime, orange and caramel.

The finish lingers with virtually no heat, just a dash of black pepper and a nice kiss of caramel.

Is it good?

Number Juan is a celebrity Tequila created by comedians Alex Reymundo and Ron White.

Juan in a Million Extra Añejo is the top of the pyramid of this brand as it’s aged for 116 months and offered at a lofty price tag.

I’m surprised by it as I was expecting to taste a fake artificial bomb which is the norm among celebrity spirits but Juan in a Million is solid from nose to finish with no let downs.

It’s smooth, restrained on the sweetness, easy on the oak despite the almost 10 year aging, with some lime and orange notes that bring balance to caramel and vanilla sweetness making a very good sip.

G4 Extra Añejo 55

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  • Taste: Agave, oak, black pepper, caramel
  • Palate: Agave, oak, black pepper, caramel, old leather
  • Alcohol content: 90 proof (45% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat
  • Similar to: G4 Añejo


Nose brings agave, along a subtle oak note, notes of black pepper and a touch of caramel.

On the palate, the G4 Extra Añejo 55 exhibits a buttery feel.

Flavor is surprisingly rich in agave for a tequila that has been aged for 55 months.

Agave is followed by a sweet fruity note, black pepper, caramel and a hint of old leather.

Finish is long, with more agave to it, oak and pleasant touch of warmth to remind you that you are drinking tequila.

Is it good?

Most Extra Añejo Tequilas are aged for a mere 3 years and their flavor is overwhelmed by oak.

G4 Extra Añejo 55 is subtle on the oak letting you enjoy the beautiful agave sweetness making it quite unique.

Highly recommendable for those who want a smooth and tasty extra añejo where agave is the main driver.

Rey Sol Extra Añejo

  • Taste: Caramel, vanilla, oak
  • Palate: Caramel, honey, oak, cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat
  • Similar to: Clase Azul Reposado


Sweet nose rich in caramel at first, followed by vanilla and oak.

On the palate, Rey Sol feels oily providing pleasant mouthfeel.

Flavor brings caramel and honey up-front, followed by baking spice notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, along bitter chocolate bringing balance.

The finish lingers with more baking spice to it and very little heat.

Is it good?

This is one of the few instances in which a beautifully presented Tequila has a good juice inside.

Rey Sol Extra Añejo is a Cognac-lovers Tequila as it was aged in French oak barrels for 6 years providing pleasant sweetness and an overly smooth Tequila well worth adding to the cabinet.

Bottle design was in charge of Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante who was my ex-wife’s favourite!

Suerte Extra Añejo Single Barrel

  • Taste: Apple pie, honey, vanilla, oak
  • Palate: Agave, cherry, baking spice, earth
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat
  • Similar to: Cuervo Reserva de la Familia


The nose is quite bourbon-esque as it hits with an apple pie note, along honey, vanilla and a tad of oak.

On the palate, the first sip brings a pleasing warming note. Flavor hits with baking spice (cinnamon, nutmeg) a note of cherry, an earthy note of wet soil and agave flavor.

The finish lingers, with baking spice and caramel sweetness with very little heat.

Is it good?

Suerte Extra Añejo is way better than I was expecting coming from a relatively unknown brand.

This Tequila is delicious, in fact, it is dessert on glass, sweet and subtle on the oak despite a long 7 year aging striking a great balance.

It must be noted that Suerte is a Single Barrel release. In general, spirits drawn from a Single Barrel taste better as distillers ensure using the best barrels for this releases.

Suerte will sit well among bourbon drinkers as it has familiar whiskey-like notes while adding precious agave flavor.

Another biggie is the price, which is quite attractive for an Extra Añejo making it a keeper.

Avion Reserva 44

  • Taste: Agave, earth, grass, caramel
  • Palate: Caramel, agave, vanilla, lime, oak
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat
  • Similar to: Don Julio 1942, Clase Azul

Avion Reserva 44 is by far the best Tequila from Avion.

A smooth and sweet Tequila that despite the aging, it tastes fresh, full of agave, vanilla and lime.


Rich in flavors without being overly rich in oak as it happens with most aged spirits.

The finish is a bit short but the sweetness does last making it a an enjoyable sip.

The oaky and vanilla notes will ring bells among bourbon drinkers.

Is it good?

Definitely highly recommendable to seasoned and beginner Tequila drinkers alike.

Avion Reserva is aged for 43 months before spending an additional month in small barrels that are rotated daily.

This Tequila is a good alternative to Don Julio 1942 and Clase Azul Reposado!

Casa Noble Single Barrel Extra Añejo – Best under $100

  • Taste: Caramel, vanilla, agave, oak
  • Palate: Vanilla, caramel, hazelnut, oak
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat
  • Similar to: Casa Noble Añejo


The nose is quite good as it hits with caramel at first, followed by vanilla, agave and a touch of toasty oak.

On the mouth, the Single Barrel provides a pleasant mouthfeel as it feels viscous.

Flavor brings notes of vanilla and caramel at first, followed by hazelnut, oak and a bit of coconut.

The finish has a medium to long to length, with very little warmth to it, with caramel and a light touch of oak.

Is it good?

My only complaint is that the glass empties a little too fast.

Overall, Casa Noble Single Barrel is a solid release and the best value Extra Añejo Tequila below the $100 USD mark.

Casa Noble is a triple-distilled spirit and aged for 5 years in lightly charred French white oak barrels. The triple distillation is the secret behind Irish Whiskey proverbial smoothness.

At some point musician Carlos Santana partnered with Casa Noble but he cashed-out when the brand was sold to Constellation Brands, headquartered in the state of New York.

San Matias Gran Reserva – The Most Affordable

  • Taste: Agave, cinnamon, oak, ripe fruit
  • Palate: Caramel, vanilla, oak, leather
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat, rocks

This Tequila is a super bargain as it’s priced around $50 making it a steal.

I was not expecting much from an Extra Añejo at this price but I was blown away by it.


The nose brings agave at first, followed by cinnamon, oak and a bit of ripe fruit coming late as you let it breathe.

On the palate, it has a medium body providing a decent mouthfeel.

First sip is sweet and smooth hitting with caramel and vanilla, followed by oak and old leather.

The finish lingers with a bit of black pepper to it but nothing severe and a touch of caramel sweetness.

Is it good?

Surprisingly good given the price as I was expecting San Matias to be rubbish, TBH.

It lacks agave flavor but packed with easy drinking sweet tasting notes making it a great introductory bottle to this type of Tequila.

Tapatio Excelencia

  • Taste: Agave, vanilla, caramel, apple pie
  • Palate: Agave, apple pie, caramel, oak
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat
  • Similar to: Tapatio 110


The nose hits with a strong note of cooked agave, followed by vanilla and caramel.

As you let it breathe the scent of apfelstrudel (apple pie) pops-up.

On the palate, body is not as oily as I would like but provides a good mouthfeel nonetheless.

Flavor brings a rich agave, with more of that apple pie note, along baking spice, caramel and subtle oak.

The finish is long, with very little to no warmth to it, leaving a note of oak and almond behind.

Is it good?

What makes me enjoy Tapatio is that oak is just a note playing a secondary role letting the rich agave flavor shine, along a legit apple pie note and baking spice making it quite rewarding.

Tapatio Excelencia Extra Añejo is completely legit and free of additives checking a box that has become increasingly important among real Tequila aficionados.

In summary, Tapatio is one top Extra Añejos well worth giving a shot.

This tequila is produced at La Alteña Distillery in Jalisco, Mexico founded by Don Felipe Camarena in 1937.

El Tesoro Paradiso Extra Añejo

  • Taste: Ripe fruit, agave, oak
  • Palate: Agave, tropical fruit, baking spice
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat
  • Similar to: Don Julio 1942


Nose is rich in tropical fruit, with hints of roasted agave and wood.

On the palate, Paradiso Extra Añejo tastes like agave and sweet tropical fruits at first, followed by cinnamon and nutmeg hints.

There is some minerality and earthiness providing a good balance against the fruity notes.

The finish is long, rich is caramel with a bit of pepper coming late to the party.

Is it good?

El Tesoro Paradiso ages for up to 5 years in ex-cognac barrels. This is a layered, complex and quite delicious Tequila.

It lacks a bit in body, but overall this is an incredibly tasty yet smooth dram.

Herradura Seleccion Suprema

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  • Taste: Caramel, vanilla, oak, agave
  • Palate: Vanilla, oak, leather, tobacco, agave, cherry
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat
  • Similar to: Herradura Añejo

Herradura Seleccion Suprema is an amazing Tequila.


Nose is firmly whiskey-like at first as it hits with caramel, vanilla and oak at first, followed by a light roasted agave note.

On the palate, it feels viscous providing a pleasant mouthfeel.

Flavor brings vanilla and oak at first, along old leather, tobacco, agave and a tad of cherry and dried fruit.

The finish lingers with caramel, a dash of oak spice and very little to no heat on the way down.

If you are fond of top-shelf bourbons such as the there’s no way you can’t love this Tequila.

Is it good?

Seleccion Suprema earned 94 points at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge in 2014, where it was awarded as the Best Extra Añejo Tequila in the World.

Herradura is aged for long 49 months in American white oak barrels.

It is crafted by Herradura Tequila one of Mexico’s oldest and most beloved tequila producers; they have been in the agave distilling business since 1870.

This is the perfect Tequila gift for true aficionados!

Tears of Llorona Extra Añejo

  • Taste: Agave, dark fruit, dark chocolate
  • Palate: Agave, faint smoke,chocolate, charred oak
  • Alcohol content: 86 proof (43% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat
  • Similar to: Clase Azul Reposado, Don Julio 1942


Its dark color tells that this is no ordinary Tequila and its flavor approves.

Tears of Llorona has great depth and layers of complexity from the different barrels in which it was aged.

Tears of Llorona has a light mouthfeel with almost no burn.

It offers a smoky and oaky note perfectly balanced with sweet and spicy notes making a great sipping tequila.

The finish is a bit short but the higher proof receives an additional point.

Is it good?

Tears of Llorona was aged for almost 5 years in Scotch, sherry and cognac barrels before blending.

While most Tequilas are bottled at 80 proof, this is a nice 86 proof but does not bite.

This is not only a great Extra Añejo but one of the Best Tequila 2023 to buy.

Tears of Llorona is the Best Extra Añejo Tequila

Tears of Llorona is unique as it has a higher proof, along a distinctive aging process, and most importantly because this Tequila is completely legit as it is free of additives.

Smooth, tasty and complex providing a memorable experience from nose to finish and a Tequila I can’t recommend enough.

Also read: The 22 Most Popular Tequilas Ranking

Best Extra Añejo Tequila: Buying Guide

Avion Reserva 4444$106
Patron Extra Añejo 10 Años120$300
Siete Leguas D’Antaño60$250
Suerte Extra Añejo84$120
Casa Noble Single Barrel60$99
Tears of Llorona54$250
Tapatio Excelencia48$150
El Tesoro Extra Añejo54$125
Arette Gran Clase120$150
Herradura Seleccion Suprema49$370
G4 Extra Añejo 5555$190
Rey Sol Extra Añejo72$280
Number Juan in a Million114$475
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Which is the Best Extra Añejo under $100 dollars?


Casa Noble Single Barrel Extra Añejo is the best-value extra añejo not only for its incredible taste, it also provides great value as it is free of additives or artificial sweeteners to make the tequila more appealing.

Casa Noble receives an additional point for using exclusively certified organic blue agave grown in their own estate.

Is Don Julio 1942 an Extra Añejo Tequila?


Don Julio 1942 is an incredible Tequila but it does not belong to this category as it is an anejo Tequila aged for “only” 2 and a half years as opposed to 3 years which is the minimum aging time of an extra añejo.

If you want to learn more about this tequila read my post: Is Don Julio 1942 The Best Tequila?

Don Julio has an extra añejo named Don Julio Real but is not as good as the aforementioned.

Why is Extra Añejo Tequila so expensive?

Aging consumes resources such as barrels and real estate, hence the price increase over a Silver or Blanco Tequila that is bottled right after distillation.

What is Extra Añejo Tequila?

Añejo stands for “aged”. An extra añejo is a Tequila that had an extensive period of aging, far beyond a typical añejo or aged Tequila.

Tequila starts as silver, when aged for up to one year it becomes reposado, when matured between one and three years it becomes añejo and when aged for more than 3 years it becomes extra-añejo.

Is Extra Añejo Tequila worth it?

Not all extra añejos are created equal and some are massively overpriced. The ones in this round-up are worth the money.

Is Extra Añejo Tequila smoother?

When done right Extra Añejo tends to be smoother and sweeter than other types of tequila as the barrel adds vanilla and caramel notes while tuning down the heat.

Good Extra Añejos preserve a rich agave flavor and do not get overpowered by oak.

How to drink Extra Añejo Tequila?

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Drink it neat, there is a place in hell for those who pour extra añejos is margaritas.

Open the bottle and let it breathe while letting oxygen do its job; let it rest for up to an hour before pouring in a glass.

Choose your glass wisely, don’t use a tequila glass known as “caballito” in Spanish. Caballitos are suited for tequila shots and you don’t wanna shoot the tequila down your throat; you wanna enjoy it.

Serve your extra añejo in a whisky glass, a good old-fashioned glass is a great option. But if you want to go pro-level pour it in a Glencairn glass.

Glencairns were crafted for high-end Scotch whiskies and an extra añejo is just as good or perhaps better than any Scotch. A Glencairn glass will let you appreciate the sweet aromas of an extra añejo and enjoy it further.

If you want to chill it a bit use a set of whisky rocks. If you don’t have whisky rocks use large ice cubes and avoid water dilution; you do not want to water-down your dram.