Cinco Sentidos Espadin-Tobaziche is a limited release made by Mezcalero Tio Pedro Hernandez in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca.
5 Sentidos Espadin-Tobaziche
|Rating:||(10 reviews) - Write a review|
|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Tio Pedro Hernandez|
|Town:||Santa Catarina Minas|
|Website:||http://www.drink5sentidos.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
5 Sentidos Espadin-Tobaziche is a 71 liter batch (90 bottles) that was exclusively released in Texas. It was made from mature, cultivated maguey Tobaziche (agave karwinskii) and Espadin that were harvested at approximately 5,100 feet above sea level in Santa Catarina Minas. Maestro Mezcalero Tio Pedro Hernandez cooked approximately 4 Espadin and 28 Tobaziche pinas in an underground conical oven with guamuchil and encino wood for five days. The cooked agave was then hand mashed with oak mallets before being allowed to ferment in one pine vat with well water for 13 days. It was then double distilled in 2 clay pot stills in August of 2018.
5 Sentidos (or Cinco 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”.
Learn more about 5 Sentidos:
- Cinco Sentidos and El Destilado on Mezcal Reviews
- Santa María Ixcatlán: Rawhide Fermentation with Amando Alvarez on Mezcal Reviews
- What’s in A Name? on the K&L Wines Spirits Journal blog
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Admittedly haven’t gotten super into Tío Pedro batches but this is incredible and stands shoulder to shoulder with the best clay pot mezcals in Santa Catarina Minas. Dried peaches, gummy candy, burnt oranges. The line between agaves is blurred into clay sweetness. Batch ESTBZ05-19, 51.03%. 4.5 stars.
Batch ESTBZ06-19, 48.61% is more citric and bitter. Tastes hotter than the 50%+ batch. 3.5 stars.
Initial nasal impact has a slight prickle and warming.
Bright grapefruit and raisins on the aroma.
Mouthfeel is oily with generous alcohol.
BBQ brisket, some cocoa powder, wet forest and clay. Finish is med – long.
Overall impression is satisfying, but 5 Sentidos has better. Tasted at a restaurant, note sure of bottle info
Zack Klamn512 reviews
Nose – Fruity punch. Grapefruit.
Palate – A pleasant charred beef note. Fruity. Mesquite and clay in the finish. Honest punch for 50.7% ABV. I dig it!!!
Americana Kyle60 reviews
Batch ETZTX01-18. I enjoyed this one. It was a good blend that left little to be desired. Great job as usual from 5S
Mango, sour vinegar, confectioners sugar. Apples, olives, faint pepper and rubber.
Really interesting. The clay and funk really plays nice with the pepper notes.
Soil and raisins with a clean finish. Lacking complexity and a thin mouth feel would be the only criticism. Very nice though.
ETZTX01-18 This one had a waxy smell like crayons that translated into the taste. Once we recognized that it became really distracting to taste anything else. There was a raw chili flavor like Thai brds-eye chilies, and some bitter cacao and grapefruit pith. A rare miss by one of my favorite producers who have set the bar for agave spirits so high.
Really nice! Starts off with bubble gum and an initial sweetness. Opens up with faint brisket flavors and cooked artichoke. Nice finish with slightly astringent wet dirt that I assume is from the clay distillation. Look forward to more of these very small batches from Tío Pedro Hernández
Interesting. Brisket bbq and tobacco with some decent smoke. Not overly complex but different.
Not sure yet if my jam
Batch ETZTX01-18. Incredible! Pungent aromas of dates, wet leaves, raisins, and a touch of lactose. The palate has a fruity bite up front, moving into notes of leather, tobacco, grilled broccoli, smoked potato skins, and brisket. This is really, really nice all the way through with a long finish. It keeps opening up more and more each time I uncork the bottle, so I think it might have a bit more settling ahead of it, which is exciting because it’s already stellar.