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5 Sentidos Papalote – Delfino Tobón Mejia

5 Sentidos Azul from Delfino Tobón Mejia is a limited release from the state of Puebla, featuring Agave potatorum.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:5 Sentidos
Mezcalero:Delfino Tobón Mejia
Maguey:Papalote
Agave:Potatorum
Grind:Shredder
Distillation:Copper, Steel
Style:Joven
State:Puebla
Town:San Pablo Ameyaltepec
ABV: 48%
Age of plant: 12 years
Batch size: Batch PAO1-19CA: 122 liters
Website: http://www.drink5sentidos.com/, opens in new window
About this destilado de agave

5 Sentidos Papalote from Delfino Tobón Mejia was produced in San Pablo Ameyaltepec, Puebla using Maguey papalote (Agave potatorum). The agaves were cooked in an underground pit oven for 4 days, milled with a mechanical shredder, and distilled in a homemade still made of copper and galvanized steel.

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".

A note about the bottle shape: The short round bottles are the US release bottles. In other areas of distribution (e.g. Mexico, Canada, Japan) the bottles are the taller Bordelaise shape.

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4 reviews

4.63 out of 5


TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy

161 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

PT02 47.5%
Nose: Smoke, mildy acrid, fresh green bell peppers, and as it opens it softens into more berries and cream cheese, marionberry, mozarella and paramasean, but still with a good heft of fleshy mango and papaya to bring some tobala fruit around. Vanilla, clove, sencha, mild jasmine. Lemon wheels add brightness next to dried orange peel, with a fresh cilantro and mint pile on top. Complex, some jackfruit coming through.

Palate: Acidic, but oh those mixed berry flavors are popping off so nicely with the cream cheese on the finish with bits of lemon zest. Acrid, yes, but the flavors past that are very unique and engaging. An incredibly complex development. The slate minerality that pops through, candied watermelon, the forest floor and pine and wormwood like notes that lightly pepper the profile… nice.

Thoughts: Points off for a slightly acrid batch, but a producer I need to buy more from.

It’s funky, acrid, and acidic, but if you can deal with that you’re in for a hell of an experience.

PT02 47.5%
Nose: Smoke, mildy acrid, fresh green bell peppers, and as it opens it softens into more berries and cream cheese, marionberry, mozarella and paramasean, but still with a good heft of fleshy mango and papaya to bring some tobala fruit around. Vanilla, clove, sencha, mild jasmine. Lemon wheels add brightness next to dried orange peel, with a fresh cilantro and mint pile on top. Complex, some jackfruit coming through.
Palate: Acidic, but oh those mixed berry flavors are popping off so

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betweentwotobalas

betweentwotobalas

7 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

PA01-19CA, Nov 2018, 122 Litres. Bottle 29/70. 48% ABV.

A pungent buttercream bomb with a side of banana cream pie. Like sipping a smoothie of fresh Belgian chocolates, malted milk, ripe bananas and toasted butterscotch. The finish is long and savoury with a dusting of cardamom, mint flavoured Tic Tacs, lychee jellies and black soil. This juice dropped me into the mezcal omniverse. Even the resulting evaporate is a fresh summer breeze. A blast from Delfino Tobón!

meserole

meserole

65 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

Rock candy, bright, fruity, aromas on the nose. Taste follows suit with citric flavors, astringent lemons, carmelization/brown sugar. Medium body, and not much minerality or aftertaste. This is a truly delicious and unique profile – perhaps my favorite of the many mezcal varieties I tried at El Destilado restaurant in Oaxaca city. Was sad that they had no more bottles to sell.

Lot PA02 Bottle 19/20.

Patrick

Patrick

39 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Batch : PA01—19CA
Nose : timid at first, then starts to open up after 5 minutes. I get strawberries and pure chocolate. Very savory with tons mushrooms.
Taste : brown sugar dominates. Meaty , slightly spiced and a touch of basil.
Finish : no smoke, sugary and clean.
Right up there with El Jolgorio tobala.

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