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5 Sentidos Madrecuixe – Tio Tello

5 Sentidos Madrecuixe from Tio Tello is one of the first batches from this master palenquero that Cinco Sentidos has exported.

Rating: (13 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$$
Brand:5 Sentidos
Mezcalero:Eleuterio Perez Ramos
Maguey:Madrecuishe
Agave:Karwinskii
Milling:Hand
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Miahuatlán
ABV: 45.21%
Batch size: Batch TELMC14: 200 liters
Website: http://www.drink5sentidos.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

5 Sentidos Madrecuixe from Tio Tello was initially released as a California-only batch of Madrecuixe (A. Karwinskii). It is one of the first batches made by master palenquero Eleuterio Perez Ramos that Cinco Sentidos has exported to an international market. Eleuterio, who is also known as “Tio Tello,” harvested the ripe agaves in Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, Oaxaca. Post harvest, he roasted the agaves in a conical oven with mesquite firewood for at least four days. After cooking the agaves, Tio Tello, along with friends and family members, chopped the agave into small pieces with a machete, and then mashed them with large hammers made of mesquite in a wooden trough. Once mashed, Tio Tello allowed the mash to ferment with well water in cypress sabino tanks. He then distilled the fermented mash in a single copper alembic style still at his small palenque in El Nanche, Oaxaca. Adjusted with heads, hearts and tails. The California-only batch was approximately 200 litres, distilled in April 2014, and bottled January 2021.

5 Sentidos

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”.

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Member rating

4.15 out of 5

13 reviews

Ben P

Ben P

120 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 months ago

ABV: 46.5%

Nose: Plenty of wood, mesquite, bbqed meat, some light fruitiness underneath like melon, herbal and minty

Palate and Finish: Dry right away, green wood, salted peppers, mustard seeds, citrus, chili peppers, minerals, asphalt, grilled watermelon and sour pineapple. Finish is charred Peppers underneath, cocoa, light coffee aftertaste, mint and basil

Tio Tello knows how to do some karwinskii. Love his stuff and this is no different. Solid

GMAD

GMAD

88 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 months ago

BATCH MCTEL 22f, 45.8%, 200ml

Nose – Sweet musk; a little funky. Powder perfume, rubber, cinnamon, baby powder, wet wood, glue, American cheese, and acetone.

Palate – Fruity and earthy. This is richly bittersweet, flavorful, and just a touch savory. The initial vibrant opening notes are ginger, mango, brown sugar and some citrus. Which then transforms into cacao, chocolate, wood, and vegetable peel.

Finish – The multi-layered palate fades off into a rich bittersweet tone; dark chocolate sprinkled with sea salt.

As the first sips go down, there is a refreshing sense. It tastes clean and there is hardly any burn or smoke. Everything about this is easy sipping. It’s incredibly smooth and flavorful.

BATCH MCTEL 22f, 45.8%, 200ml
Nose – Sweet musk; a little funky. Powder perfume, rubber, cinnamon, baby powder, wet wood, glue, American cheese, and acetone.
Palate – Fruity and earthy. This is richly bittersweet, flavorful, and just a touch savory. The initial vibrant opening notes are ginger, mango, brown sugar and some citrus. Which then transforms into cacao, chocolate, wood, and vegetable peel.
Finish – The multi-layered palate fades off into a rich bittersweet tone; dark

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relevanteagle

relevanteagle

12 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Batch: MCTEL 22f
Bottle: 200ml
ABV: 45.8%

Nose: Watermelon candy, very sweet, nail polish

Palate: cotton candy, minerality, rice, apple

Finish: light cotton candy, minerality

Thoughts: Pretty nice. I like the sweet flavor it has. The finish is quite long and pleasant as well.

agavetimes

agavetimes

16 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Masterfully created by Tío Tello, this agave distillate release from 5 sentidos shares ample tropical fruit, floral and citrus notes. Very well balanced.

Imperium

Imperium

105 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Delicious, Classic madrecuishe flavors. Pine, green pepper, mint, and woody tree trunk. Definitely delicious!

JDB

JDB

172 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Bottle 40/172, Batch # MCTEL20 ABV 45.6 Tasted a 1.5 oz pour at Astrid in Downtown Los Angeles. Juniper on the nose lots of evergreen. Flavors of pine, sweet syrup, minerals. And black pepper. Really well balanced and flavorful. 4.25 stars.

Patrick

Patrick

57 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Nose : Vegetal, sugar coated peanuts, some vanilla, cloves and cooked agave at the tail end.
Taste : sweet and buttery, minerals, icing sugar, pastries with powdered chocolate.
Finish : Vegetal, sweets bbq sauce.
This is really doing it for me. Hitting all the right notes. Second bottle..

Tyler

Tyler

651 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

My favorite of the Tio Tello batches. There are some interesting dark fruit notes along with cinnamon-sugar and a touch of minerals. It is graceful and complex. Batch TELMC14.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Nose – Wet planting soil. Nice floral aspect like a bunch of fresh picked violets.

Palate – This one is a nice, slow burn. The floral theme continues jasmine and oddly what I imagine tiger lily petals would taste like. Honeydew melon. Mouth feel is a bit flat but the finish is a fantastic heat. A smoky potpourri aftertaste.

Tio Tello, you’re rock solid!

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

385 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Its hard for me to describe this one. If I had to describe this to someone, id say its an upper echelon madre that is colored within the lines. Key lime, heavy cream, classic fresh cut grass. Enjoyable AF

Rakhal

Rakhal

421 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Solid Madrecuishe! All the flavors you want and expect from this Agave. I got pound cake, vanilla cupcakes, and tons of watermelon. Really nice.

Leif

Leif

8 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

very pleasurable experience. i was able to sample this at a local craft spirits bar. high complexity as you would expect from a madrecuishe. extremely aromatic and pleasing aesthetic all around. loses half a star for value (a little high on the price for a mezcal of this caliber). still, worth a try.

TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy

169 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Eleuterio Perez Ramos TELMC14 April 2014 205btl
45.21%

Nose: This is singing the in the glass. Grilled watermelon galore, oranges, hibiscus, clover honey, it’s like smelling the colors of a sunset. This manages complexity whilst not losing the forest for the trees. More berries coming to the fore, in spades, pushing over the peanut brittle aspects that I got right at first pour. Aromatic, vibrant, fresh, with just enough earth and tea to make me eagerly await the palate!

Palate: Coming from the 51.2% sample I poured before this, it’s a touch subtle, but you don’t feel like you’re missing much. A complex array of fruit and orange dances on the midpalate before fading into light nut butter and breakfast tea along with cherry. There’s a minerality and florality and candied citrus aspect that reminded me of unaged Hampden rums, adding energy. The time in glass might be the reason for the wonderful subtlety and control and coherancy.

Thoughts: I can’t wait to try more from this producer! 5S bringing magic, per usual.

Eleuterio Perez Ramos TELMC14 April 2014 205btl
45.21%
Nose: This is singing the in the glass. Grilled watermelon galore, oranges, hibiscus, clover honey, it’s like smelling the colors of a sunset. This manages complexity whilst not losing the forest for the trees. More berries coming to the fore, in spades, pushing over the peanut brittle aspects that I got right at first pour. Aromatic, vibrant, fresh, with just enough earth and tea to make me eagerly await the palate!
Palate: Coming from t

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