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5 Sentidos Jabali-Tobala

Cinco Sentidos Jabali-Tobala is made in a small palenque that is built into the side of a mountain about one hour from the nearest paved road.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:5 Sentidos
Mezcalero:Alberto Martinez
Agave:Jabali, Tobala
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Ensamble
Town:Santa Catarina Albarradas
ABV: 51%
Age of plant: 10-18 years
Website: https://www.drink5sentidos.com/
About this mezcal

5 Sentidos Jabali-Tobala is an ensamble of wild agave Jabali and wild agave Tobala from the Sierra Norte. The first special bottling from 5 Sentidos in the United States was this ensamble and it was only released in the city of Chicago (EN01 – 60 liters). Other batches are available at Oaxaca’s El Destilado. The same style of ensamble was also the third special release from 5 Sentidos (EN03 – 110 liters). The agave Jabali and Tobala are cooked together in an underground horno, milled by hand with axes and mallets, fermented with Tepehuaje for four days, and double distilled in small clay pots. The clay pot still used to make this mezcal is artistically rendered on the front label of the bottle.

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".

2 reviews

5 of out 5 stars


thamthong on Sep 28, 2018

42 reviews

  • Overall:

batch EN03. 48.1% abv. bottle 48/87. i’m having a hard time picking this one apart, as there is a ton going on and it’s rather elusive in the glass. seems to morph and develop by the minute. like the 5 sentidos sierra negra from the same mezcalero, it’s at once rustic and refined. HUGE nose. upfront is a fragrant fruitiness that i can’t quite pin (overripe apples, grilled pineapple, ???) , roasted agave, toasted oak, slight barnyard funk. sweetness on the palate is very earthy, slightly vegetal, with musty minerality and all the fruitiness from the nose harmonizing in the background. very deep and round in the mouth, unbelievably smooth with a pleasant warming buzz as it goes down. long, long finish elegantly fades into hot desert rocks. tremendous mezcal. must try the rest of the line.

batch EN03. 48.1% abv. bottle 48/87. i’m having a hard time picking this one apart, as there is a ton going on and it’s rather elusive in the glass. seems to morph and develop by the minute. like the 5 sentidos sierra negra from the same mezcalero, it’s at once rustic and refined. HUGE nose. upfront is a fragrant fruitiness that i can’t quite pin (overripe apples, grilled pineapple, ???) , roasted agave, toasted oak, slight barnyard funk. sweetness on the palate i

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Jonny on May 28, 2018

258 reviews

  • Overall:

51% ABV. Batch from March 2017. Bottle 45/75. Sweet aromas of caramel, honey, and brown sugar. More vegatal aromas of dried tobacco and fresh green olives. The palate has notes of cream cheese. brie, banana peels, unripe pineapple, and prickly pear cactus. This is really awesome. Super round, big bold flavors. Everything I’ve had from Alberto Martinez has been pure magic and this is no exception.

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