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5 Sentidos Espadin Capon

Cinco Sentidos Espadin Capon is milled by hand with wooden mallets and fermented with open air yeasts and tepehuaje tree bark.

About this destilado de agave

5 Sentidos Espadin Capon is made by maestro mezcalero Alberto Martinez and his son-in-law Reynaldo in Santa Catarina Albarradas, Oaxaca. When the Espadin agaves sprouted their quiotes (stalks), Alberto and Reynaldo cut off the stalks and allowed the agaves to remain in the field for almost one year. This practice concentrates the sugar in the heart of the agave, which is later distilled to make mezcal. The additional sugars change and enhance the mezcal a great deal.

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”.

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8 reviews

3.94 out of 5

justsomedude

justsomedude

28 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars4 weeks ago

Batch CAP03-21, 47.9%, 220L
Nose: Vivid, bright and complex. Prominent ripe agave. Floral, vegetal, fruity. Incredibly fresh. Notes of trampled hay and barnyard. The smoldering remains of last nights campfire.
Palate: Slightly sweet, perfectly balanced again. Perfectly ripe, perfectly roasted agave flavor at the forefront. Orchard fruits, peaches, plums, cactus fruit, guava. A hint of fresh farmers cheese or clotted cream.
Finish: Long. Thoughtful. Invigorating.
Overall: Perfect mezcal from the best of the best. Signature notes of bucolic, luscious barnyard and a caress of clay pot character. Senor Martinez does it again. I would probably still take the Sierra Negra as my “desert island” bottle but this Espadin Capon might be a better showcase of what I consider to be the unique, quintessential flavor of agave.

Batch CAP03-21, 47.9%, 220L
Nose: Vivid, bright and complex. Prominent ripe agave. Floral, vegetal, fruity. Incredibly fresh. Notes of trampled hay and barnyard. The smoldering remains of last nights campfire.
Palate: Slightly sweet, perfectly balanced again. Perfectly ripe, perfectly roasted agave flavor at the forefront. Orchard fruits, peaches, plums, cactus fruit, guava. A hint of fresh farmers cheese or clotted cream.
Finish: Long. Thoughtful. Invigorating.
Overall: Perfect mezcal from the

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Tyler

Tyler

574 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

I love this. Alberto is a master and this batch is basically perfect. Huge agave notes with orange peel, sugar syrup, fresh bark, and rainwater. Would rather just enjoy this instead of adding more notes. Batch CAP01-19 bottle 257/355, 48.1%.

Edit: The Red Hot note from Squashplayer is pretty spot on.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

418 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Nose – Baking spices, specifically nutmeg and cinnamon. A musty attic – somewhat moldy but somehow it’s not unpleasant as one would think with that description.

Palate – Flat Sprite soda. Dark chocolate. A meaty, mesquite flavor smoke in the finish. Oily but enjoyable texture. An excellent capon aging on this but not too much – very well balanced in that regard (i.e. optimal funkiness, ha!). This was only a 2 oz. sample but I’d definitely seek this out again for more – very tasty!

Nose – Baking spices, specifically nutmeg and cinnamon. A musty attic – somewhat moldy but somehow it’s not unpleasant as one would think with that description.
Palate – Flat Sprite soda. Dark chocolate. A meaty, mesquite flavor smoke in the finish. Oily but enjoyable texture. An excellent capon aging on this but not too much – very well balanced in that regard (i.e. optimal funkiness, ha!). This was only a 2 oz. sample but I’d definitely seek this out again

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t8ke

t8ke

144 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Really really nice expression. Loving the complexity here. Great balance of clay, minerality and sweetness.

BartFargo

BartFargo

21 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Batch: CAP01-19
Nose: Aggressively funky at first – sweaty feet and vomit. After a long while it subsides into stanky Swiss cheese over roasted pineapple and caramelized onions. Bittersweet herbs/spices as well, including sage, fresh cut grass, red pepper flakes and orange pith.

Palate: Sweet candied agave develops into musty fruit candies out of an old purse, ripe Swiss cheese, herbs from the nose and silty soil. Medium-full, syrupy body.

Finish: Sage and musty smoke, then turns back to Swiss cheese with honey. Winds up in baked agave and minty herbs. Medium length.

Thoughts: When I first poured this, the sweaty funk was pretty alarming – but eventually it settled down into a somewhat less off-putting ripe cheesy odor. Other than that flaw, it has a mustier, honeyed profile than the vernal baked agave I usually get from Espadin.

Batch: CAP01-19
Nose: Aggressively funky at first – sweaty feet and vomit. After a long while it subsides into stanky Swiss cheese over roasted pineapple and caramelized onions. Bittersweet herbs/spices as well, including sage, fresh cut grass, red pepper flakes and orange pith.
Palate: Sweet candied agave develops into musty fruit candies out of an old purse, ripe Swiss cheese, herbs from the nose and silty soil. Medium-full, syrupy body.
Finish: Sage and musty smoke, then turns back to Sw

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Squashplayer

Squashplayer

35 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Batch 01-19, 355 bottles. Reminds me of Dentyne gum or “ red hots” candy from years ago. Softly sweet with cinnamon. Some earthiness on the finish that I suspect is from the clay pot distillation. Really enjoying this one.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

358 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Funky, a little strange for an espadin. Still searching for more words

Jonny

Jonny

582 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Batch 01-18. Bottle 36/355. Smells slightly sweet with notes of pomegranate, rich cream, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice. Palate is full and round. Less sweet on the palate than nose. Notes of light soft cheeses, freshly churned butter, fresh green collards, and cinnamon. Reminiscent of something my grandmother would bake in the oven, but also of the old hard candy she would leave out in her living room. Great Espadin!

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