This handmade, luxury añejo tequila is crafted from the finest 100 percent Weber blue agave from the Highlands of Jalisco. It is matured in a combination of new American and French Oak barrels and aged for a minimum of 12 months. It is then distilled again before it is racked in vintage Bordeaux barrels, from the finest French chateaux ("Burdeos” means Bordeaux in Spanish). The taste is smooth and sweet; with great body and a long-lasting finish, it offers notes of oak, light agave, vanilla and raisins. Gran Patrón Burdeos is beautifully packaged in a crystal bottle placed inside a handsome rounded display case that accentuates the dark color of the añejo tequila.
|In 1989 two visionaries, Paul Mitchell Systems co-founder John Paul DeJoria, and entrepreneur Martin Crowley formed The Patron Spirits Company with the singular goal of producing ”the best tequila in the world.”They took the 100% pure Weaber blue agave, grown in the hills of Jalisco Mexico, and blended traditional techniques with modern technology. They created the world’s first ultra-premium tequila.Under the stewardship of DeJoria and former Seagram executive Ed Brown, a new distilling and bottling factory was built in Jalisco. With the guidance of the renowned master distiller Francisco Alcaraz, the new factory (the Hacienda del Patron) was designed to be state-of-the-art with a core steeped in tradition.Patron Tequila is today the world’s number one ultra-premium tequila, available in more than 100 countries across the globe.Patron Tequila has been recognized with numerous honors, including the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences ”Five Star Diamond” award, Impact Magazine’s ”Hot Brand of the Year” award, ”Company of the Year” honors from the Beverage Forum, ”Spirit Brand of the Year” from Market Watch Magazine, inclusion in AdvertisingAge Magazine’s ”Marketing 50” list, and a Drinks International ”Travel Retail Excellence” award.Patron Tequila continues to set new sales records every year, and was the first spirit brand in its price point category to sell one million cases.Eleven distinctive ultra-premium products now comprise The Patron Spirits Company portfolio; Gran Patron Burdeos tequila, Gran Patron Platinum tequila, Patron Anejo tequila, Patron Reposado tequila, Patron Silver tequila, Patron XO Cafe, Patron Citronge, Patron XO Dark Cocoa, Pyrat Cask 1623 rum, Pyrat XO Reserve rum, and Ultimat vodka - each of them, the finest spirits in their category.The Company’s headquarters are in Las Vegas Nevada.
Wine Enthusiast 98 points - Delightful aromas of dill, asparagus, baked bread and black peppercorn; following aeration subtle notes of vanilla, just-sawn oak, loose leaf tobacco and fennel are added. Entry is poised, sap-like and delicately honeyed; midpalate is regal, satiny textured, rich in grapy yet vegetal and spicy flavor. Concludes long, layered and succulent. (Dec 2009)