1800 is following suit with 1800 Milenio Extra Anejo Tequila. Originally released in 2000 to celebrate the millennium, 1800 has brought Milenio back with a brand new bottle design, moving from the standard 1800 pyramid bottle to a tall, elongated pyramid much more akin to Don Julio’s 1942.
1800 Milenio Tequila is very oak forward with many of the oak notes from the nose present on the palate, including cigar box, old oak, and sawdust. These oak notes are well supported by some underlining sweet notes including caramel, vanilla, and spiced cake. As things head towards the mid palate, the tequila’s vegetal character becomes more apparent with dill, white pepper, and roasted agave added to the mix. In the mid palate 1800 Milenio’s spicy character emerges with an increase in the pepper kick, cinnamon, clove, allspice, and dash of hot peppers. It’s here in the mid palate where the Milenio also starts to really dry out. The balance of oak and spice with the sweeter notes that was established in the opening is completely lost, and Milenio becomes just dry spice.