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5 Sentidos Ensamble de 6 Magueyes

5 Sentidos Ensamble de 6 Magueyes is unique field blend ensamble. The magueys used were 50% Bicuishe, 20% Verde, and 15% Madrecuixe. The rest is made up of magueys Tobala, Tepextate, and Azul.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$$
Brand:5 Sentidos
Mezcalero:Atenogenes García
Maguey:Azul, Bicuishe, Madrecuishe, Tepeztate, Tobala, Verde
Agave:Karwinskii, Marmorata, Potatorum, Tequilana
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble, Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Isidro Guishe
ABV: 47.4%
Batch size: 183 liters
Release year: 2020
Website: https://www.drink5sentidos.com, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

5 Sentidos Ensamble de 6 Magueyes is a unique batch from mezcalero Atenogenes Garcia and his son José in the town of San Isidro Guishe in the Miahuatlán district of Oaxaca. This ensamble is representative of a typical field blend when mezcaleros would simply distill whichever agaves were mature. The father and son team harvested 2 tons of various fully-mature agave from a single field grown by a neighbor. The neighbor received 40 liters of the small batch in exchange for the plants. This ensamble consists of 50% Bicuishe, 20% Verde, and 15% Madrecuixe. The remaining 15% is made up of wild Tobala and Tepextate along with a single piña of wild maguey Azul.

The piñas were roasted together for six days over mesquite wood in an underground oven and then crushed by a tahona. Next, it was dry fermented for a single day before calcium rich well water was introduced. Natural fermentation occurred for 9 days before it was double distillated in copper pots.

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

4.3 out of 5

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

371 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Nose – Subtle pine branches. Mint cheesecake. Rose stems. A tiny bit of dark chocolate and drizzled raspberry sauce.

Palate – A floral/fruity sweetness I can’t quite ID. Clay. Pink Salt. A bit hot for 47% – feels like it’s a solid 50 (but it’s nice, not harsh). Spicy too – a black pepper and peppermint heat – all the way to the end. In the finish I get dry apple cider and smoky pine wood. Still very warm in the aftertaste (but pleasant) all the way down to the tummy. A solid 5 Sentidos jam – par for the course.

Nose – Subtle pine branches. Mint cheesecake. Rose stems. A tiny bit of dark chocolate and drizzled raspberry sauce.
Palate – A floral/fruity sweetness I can’t quite ID. Clay. Pink Salt. A bit hot for 47% – feels like it’s a solid 50 (but it’s nice, not harsh). Spicy too – a black pepper and peppermint heat – all the way to the end. In the finish I get dry apple cider and smoky pine wood. Still very warm in the aftertaste (but pleasant) all the wa

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AdamCA

AdamCA

14 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars12 months ago

Batch EN6M-19
Agree that it tastes green and vegetal, and there’s sweetness up front, but there’s a heaviness underneath the sweet, vegetal flavors. There’s a touch of clay/minerality on the finish that feels true to the experience of drinking a field, but means I don’t experience the same lightness as some of the other reviewers. It comes off as a bit muddled overall, and is a perfectly enjoyable mezcal, but not special. Like Rakhal, I fell for the story, and if I could go back, I probably would have chosen a different bottle from 5 Sentidos.

Batch EN6M-19
Agree that it tastes green and vegetal, and there’s sweetness up front, but there’s a heaviness underneath the sweet, vegetal flavors. There’s a touch of clay/minerality on the finish that feels true to the experience of drinking a field, but means I don’t experience the same lightness as some of the other reviewers. It comes off as a bit muddled overall, and is a perfectly enjoyable mezcal, but not special. Like Rakhal, I fell for the story, and if I could

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Juriy

Juriy

23 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Just tried the 5 maguey version of 5 Sentidos at “El Destilado” bar/restaurant in Oaxaca city (a must visit when in town!)

Nose: ripe pear and pineapple, amazing dessert-like fruity smell; I almost get hints of an ice cream.
Palette: sweet, slightly viscous, slight bite of peppery heat at the end. At almost 50° this is incredibly drinkable, great balance but more on a sweet side. Love this ensemble.

Jonny

Jonny

537 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Batch EN6M-19. Smells very vegetative. Lots of green veggies and minerals on the nose. The palate is fruity but mellow and subtle. Very solid. It’s sweet and light and breezy. Easily approachable.

Rakhal

Rakhal

317 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

I’m a sucker for a good story, and this one proved irresistible to the Mezcal nerd in me. A true old-school single field blend, from two Mezcaleros that I really like, with a list of agaves that include many of my favorites. Bicuixe, Verde, Madrecuixe, Tepextate, Tobala, and a single piña of Azul. This is a Mezcal to convert any spirit lover who claims to not like Mezcal. Delicate, light, sweet, and floral. It’s like a cool breeze in the tropics. Vanilla bean, frangipani flower, orange blossoms, fresh spearmint, crushed fennel seed, clove and cinnamon. Absolutely delicious!!

I’m a sucker for a good story, and this one proved irresistible to the Mezcal nerd in me. A true old-school single field blend, from two Mezcaleros that I really like, with a list of agaves that include many of my favorites. Bicuixe, Verde, Madrecuixe, Tepextate, Tobala, and a single piña of Azul. This is a Mezcal to convert any spirit lover who claims to not like Mezcal. Delicate, light, sweet, and floral. It’s like a cool breeze in the tropics. Vanilla bean, frangipani flower, orange blos

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