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5 Sentidos Mexicanito

5 Sentidos Mexicanito is part of “La Colección Mixteca,” a curated selection of small-batch agave spirits crafted in the Mixteca region of Oaxaca and Puebla.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:5 Sentidos
Mezcalero:Anatolio Ramirez
Maguey:Mexicanito
Agave:Rhodacantha
Milling:Tahona
Distillation:Clay Pot, Steel
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Jose Rio Minas
ABV: 46.3%
Batch size: Lot MXANRMZ14: 125 liters
Website: http://www.drink5sentidos.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

5 Sentidos Mexicanito is produced by Anatolio Ramirez in a palenque that is a 20-minute hike from the nearest dirt road. This batch of cultivated Mexicanito (A. Rhodacantha) comes from San Jose Rio Minas, located in the Mixteca Alta region of Oaxaca. This mezcal was distilled in a hybrid clay-pot and stainless steel still that is typical in the region. The label image pays homage to the donkey that carried the finished mezcal from the palenque to the nearest road for transport. The 2019 release of this was just 56 liters.

“La Colección Mixteca” is a curated selection of small-batch agave spirits crafted in the rustic distilleries of the mountainous Mixteca region of Oaxaca and Puebla. Each bottling explores the maestro mezcalero’s interpretation of subjecting agave endemic to the region to peculiar production methods and styles that have largely fallen out of favor in modern times. A significant portion of sales from the collection will be used for palenque improvement projects.

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

4.17 out of 5

3 reviews

Bryen

Bryen

55 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago

Batch MXANRMZ14
Bottle 24/284
From the Edicion 3 of the Mixteca collection, not the edition 1. After reading the reviews from the edition 1, I was excited to grab this bottle of the edition 3. It’s the same mezcal as the edition 1 but was stored until it was bottled in 2022. Hefty price tag so I was hoping for more from this release. It’s pretty solid but I’m not blown away by the flavor profile. This feels like a very high end Espadin in terms of nose and flavor. Some slight stone fruit flavors and complexity on the nose. Flavor is heavy with a burn, vanilla, slight fruit flavor again, and a subtle smoke that peeks through. The viscosity is nice. Again, not a bad mezcal but I was definitely expecting more from the price tag. Given that it was only bottled in 2022, I’m not sure how much it will open up now that it’s uncorked but I’ll update if it changes in terms of flavor.

Batch MXANRMZ14
Bottle 24/284
From the Edicion 3 of the Mixteca collection, not the edition 1. After reading the reviews from the edition 1, I was excited to grab this bottle of the edition 3. It’s the same mezcal as the edition 1 but was stored until it was bottled in 2022. Hefty price tag so I was hoping for more from this release. It’s pretty solid but I’m not blown away by the flavor profile. This feels like a very high end Espadin in terms of nose and flavor. Some slight stone fruit f

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cagliostro

cagliostro

32 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

MXTC05-01 (46.3%)

nose: mushrooms, lactic funk, aleppo pepper, kumquats, very earthy

palate: WHOAH what is that flavor, there’s just this big earth-meatish flavor that grips you, mangos alongside, passionfruit, evolves toward stonefruit – more apricot than plum, dried herbs, some honest to god ex-bourbon peat toward the end, finishes more in a drying ctirusy range

I’m thoroughly impressed by this sample. Beautifully thick mouthfeel very round. Really hoping I can find a full bottle though I’m sure they’re long gone. 9/10

MXTC05-01 (46.3%)
nose: mushrooms, lactic funk, aleppo pepper, kumquats, very earthy
palate: WHOAH what is that flavor, there’s just this big earth-meatish flavor that grips you, mangos alongside, passionfruit, evolves toward stonefruit – more apricot than plum, dried herbs, some honest to god ex-bourbon peat toward the end, finishes more in a drying ctirusy range
I’m thoroughly impressed by this sample. Beautifully thick mouthfeel very round. Really hoping I can find a full b

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t8ke

t8ke

144 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Incredibly unique, I’ve had nothing like it. This reminds me of a super savory, lactic gose with all sorts of stone and smoke character. Incredible.

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