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5 Sentidos Ensamble de 4 Magueyes

5 Sentidos Ensamble de 4 Magueyes is a field blend produced by maestro mezcalero Atenogenes García in the Miahuatlan region of Oaxaca.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:5 Sentidos
Mezcalero:Atenogenes García
Maguey:Bicuishe, Coyota, Madrecuishe, Tepeztate
Agave:Karwinskii, Marmorata, Sp
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Isidro Guishe
ABV: 47.5%
Batch size: 74 bottles
Release year: 2020
Website: https://www.drink5sentidos.com/
About this destilado de agave

5 Sentidos Ensamble de 4 Magueyes is a unique batch that was a private selection for the Aficionados spirits group. This 60-liter batch is an example of a field blend, that is stylistically typical of many producers in Miahuatlan. Four different agave varieties were used in making this ensamble: 45% Bicuixe (agave Karwinskii), 25% Coyote (agave Lyoba – this is a hybrid between an agave Karwinksii and agave Potatorum, sometimes known as Coyota in other regions of Oaxaca), 25% Tepextate (agave Marmorata), and 5% Madrecuixe (agave Karwinskii). The were all roasted together for six days, then crushed by a large tahona that was pulled by an old Ford tractor. After they were milled, the agaves fermented with naturally occurring yeasts for six days in a single pine tank. They were then double-distilled in two copper alembic stills in August 2019.

5 Sentidos

5 Sentidos is named after the five senses that their mezcaleros use to produce their agave spirits. The producers of this mezcal do not use any model machinery or tools, being guided only by their senses throughout the production process. The brand was launched by El Destilado restaurant in centro Oaxaca. The restaurant is known for it's creative menu, unique cocktails, and exception agave spirits. The brand is a curated tour of Mexico with a wide range of expressions that are made by some of the best mezcaleros in the region. Cinco Sentidos is uncertified mezcal and is labeled as "Destilado de Agave".

A note about the bottle shape: The short round bottles are the US release bottles. In other areas of distribution (e.g. Mexico, Canada, Japan) the bottles are the taller Bordelaise shape.

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5 reviews

3.8 out of 5


TheAuditor

TheAuditor

33 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 weeks ago

Batch: MADRLA02-19

Nose: Fresh chopped green veggies, minerality, Raspberries, mint, salinity, guava, guava, peppery, Raw Green Bell Peppers, a bit of earthiness.

Palate: Medium oily mouthfeel, cucumber, lemon zest, fresh green veggies, herbaceous, salinity, Raw Green Bell Peppers.

Finish: Medium length, sharp red berries, apricot, fresh cut cucumbers, refreshing vegetal greens, Raw Green Bell Peppers.

Rating: 8/10

This is a delicious mezcal. The huge green vegetalness is there, lots of raw vegetables, spices, and some pops of fruit to balance out the aggressive vegetalness. Some spices and pops of cream cheese pop in for me that make this a wonderfully layered, complex, and refreshing drink.

Batch: MADRLA02-19
Nose: Fresh chopped green veggies, minerality, Raspberries, mint, salinity, guava, guava, peppery, Raw Green Bell Peppers, a bit of earthiness.
Palate: Medium oily mouthfeel, cucumber, lemon zest, fresh green veggies, herbaceous, salinity, Raw Green Bell Peppers.
Finish: Medium length, sharp red berries, apricot, fresh cut cucumbers, refreshing vegetal greens, Raw Green Bell Peppers.
Rating: 8/10
This is a delicious mezcal. The huge green vegetalness is there, lots of raw vege

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GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

200 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars4 weeks ago

Peaches and cream. Oregano, some wet rock, and a hint of mint. Really awesome. Takes your mouth on one heck of a ride.

Rakhal

Rakhal

182 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars1 month ago

Lot: MADRLA02-19. One of my favorite Mezcaleros and brands but for some reason I got a really long lingering bitter aftertaste from this one. Like grape seed extract, bitter black tea, and orange pith. Until the finish I loved it though, black pepper, indica, new sneakers, nutmeg, spearmint, sandalwood, cinnamon, jasmine, vanilla milkshake. Not sure why I got that aftertaste, I tried it on three different occasions in three different glasses.

Jonny

Jonny

439 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Batch: MADRLA02-19. Complex nose: sweet cream, cream of corn, peach, pear, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The palate has a minty element that I like a lot. Notes of green peppers, freshly ground black pepper, spearmint, chalky minerals, mango, peach, a hint of sweet cream, and a touch of new sneakers.

SwatSaladin

SwatSaladin

18 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Batch: MADRLA02-19

The nose has elements of mint, orange peel, and fresh green bell peppers. It’s simultaneously fresh, green, and earthy, with hints prickly pear and burnt caramel sweetness. Instead of slapping you in the face and storming off, this one starts of soft and gentle on the palate and builds up, becoming more flavorful and more commanding. Plenty of bright herbaceous flavors, just a hint of tropical fruits (mango especially) and lactic influence, and darker notes of burnt sugar and cardamom round it out. The finish is comprised primarily of anise, mint, and roasted agave.

This is a fantastic mezcal, and quickly becoming the one bottle I reach for the most. This was a tough one to review—all the notes that make up its complexity are well integrated and difficult for me to tease out individually! I’ll be revisiting this one frequently, for sure.

Batch: MADRLA02-19
The nose has elements of mint, orange peel, and fresh green bell peppers. It’s simultaneously fresh, green, and earthy, with hints prickly pear and burnt caramel sweetness. Instead of slapping you in the face and storming off, this one starts of soft and gentle on the palate and builds up, becoming more flavorful and more commanding. Plenty of bright herbaceous flavors, just a hint of tropical fruits (mango especially) and lactic influence, and darker notes of burnt sugar an

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