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5 Sentidos Jabali

Cinco Sentidos Jabali is made by maestro mezcalero Alberto Martinez, whose palenque is lodged into the side of a mountain at about 6,500 ft above sea level.

Rating: (7 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:5 Sentidos
Mezcalero:Alberto Martinez
Agave:Jabali
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Albarradas
ABV: 47.1%
Age of plant: 12-18 years
Website: http://www.drink5sentidos.com/
About this destilado de agave

5 Sentidos Jabali is made in small batches of 20-90 liters. The 2nd batch of this in the US was distilled from 193 mature Jabali piñas that were wild-harvested from up to 10,000 feet above sea level in the mountains of Santa Catarina Albarradas, Oaxaca. The piñas were cooked together in an underground oven before being hand mashed by master distiller Alberto Martinez and his son in-law Reinaldo. After the mash, the cooked agave was left to ferment in stone tanks with spring water and ground “encino de agua,” a type of nitrogen-rich tree bark that helps stabilize the fermentation at such cold weather. The result is a decadent, complex spirit that channels flavors and aromas of the rocky cliff sides where these wild agave were harvested. There have been several Jabali batches imported and all are produced in a similar fashion. Read about our visit with maestro mezcalero Alberto Martinez in the blog post Cinco Sentidos and El Destilado

Notable batches:

  • JB01 – 84-liters
  • AV01 – 20-liters released to Chicago’s The Aviary.
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".

Learn more about 5 Sentidos:

7 reviews

4.9 of out 5 stars


OscarR

OscarR

4 reviews
1 month ago

Short tropical notes of pineapple and guava. Great richness to the texture.

justsomedude

justsomedude

14 reviews
3 months ago

Intense citrus and tropical fruit throughout. Has that nail polish note common to Jabali but totally inoffensive here. Perfectly balanced sweetness, acidity, fruit and agave flavor. Palate continues he citrus and tropical fruit plus habanero. A bit of burn but overall silky mouthfeel. Long finish of citrus rind and agave. 95/100

Cortez

Cortez

12 reviews
4 months ago

JB02. Tasted at El Destilado in Oaxaca. Effortlessly good. Fruit forward and creamy. I didn’t find it as intense in flavor as some of my favorite jabalis, which was a little disappointing. Very balanced though. Little short on the finish, but still really so good. Lacking a wow factor for me. For the price in Oaxaca (about $50 usd), it would be an amazing everyday sipper though. If you try it, you won’t regret it.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

134 reviews
4 months ago

Best jabali ive ever had. Lotta stone fruit, some bubblegum, and a nice light herbal/mint finish

Would bang again…. glad i bought a bottle

COak

COak

63 reviews
5 months ago

Batch#2 Felt compelled to give this 5 stars. Agreed with the prior reviews, this has to be one of the best Jabali I’ve ever had. It’s light, nice spearmint flavor but creamy and complex. I’ll be in the look out for this bottle.

Purchased batch #3, not as impressive as batch #2. Not quiet as complex and creamy. This is a bit thinner but still delicious. This 4 stars.

Jonny

Jonny

334 reviews
5 months ago

Batch JB01. Bottle 65/105. So good! Alberto has this signature taste and scent that are just incredible. This one really shines. Aromas of green apples, cherries, raspberries, and freshly cut collard greens. This mezcal transports. Wet and fresh. The palate is amazing. Notes of prunes, dates, black olives, asparagus, and artichoke hearts. This is not a “typical Jabali” but it’s amazing.

Rakhal

Rakhal

104 reviews
5 months ago

JB-01. If I had only had a small taste of this I would have ranked it a little lower, luckily I have a whole bottle. This is one of those magical Mezcals that keeps changing with every sip. There are a lot of layers to this one. It has a creamy mouthfeel and is sweet, fruity, floral, and woody. There is a strong wood flavor that to me resembles oak. I’m also tasting roasted pineapple, bubblegum, jasmine, and crushed granite rock. I really want to do a blind tasting along with the Rey Campero, El Jolgorio, and Del Maguey Jabali.

JB-01. If I had only had a small taste of this I would have ranked it a little lower, luckily I have a whole bottle. This is one of those magical Mezcals that keeps changing with every sip. There are a lot of layers to this one. It has a creamy mouthfeel and is sweet, fruity, floral, and woody. There is a strong wood flavor that to me resembles oak. I’m also tasting roasted pineapple, bubblegum, jasmine, and crushed granite rock. I really want to do a blind tasting along with the Rey Campero,

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