Puerto Rico, Caribbean
Very Smooth. DonQ Gran Añejo displays a beautiful light golden amber color through an attractive decanter; the presentation sets high expectations. A wonderful vanilla bouquet leads, with caramel, paraffin, citrus and oak aromas following, then some sweetness but not as heady as you might expect. More subtle notes include dried leather, a subdued citrus essence of mild meyer lemon but with a tart edge hinting of prune and cranberry, and sweet butter. The initial taste is nicely creamy and more full bodied than the fine aromas lead you to expect. Flavors consistent with the aromas spread quickly across your taste buds, with a little smoky char for added complexity before seamlessly transitioning to a buttery, nicely sweet finish.