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5 Sentidos Pichomel y Papalome

5 Sentidos Pichomel y Papalome is part of “La Colección Mixteca,” a curated selection of small-batch spirits from the Mixteca region of Oaxaca and Puebla.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:5 Sentidos
Mezcalero:Atelo Ramirez
Maguey:Papalome, Pichomel
Agave:Marmorata, Potatorum
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Copper, Steel
Style:Ensamble
State:Puebla
Town:Reyes Metzontla
ABV: 47.3%
Website: http://www.drink5sentidos.com/
About this destilado de agave

5 Sentidos Pichomel y Papalome is an ensamble of two species of wild agave that were harvested in the Zapotitlan Salinas region of Puebla. Masestro Mezcalero Atelo Ramirez and his wife Laura Arriaga crafted this small batch in a makeshift stainless steel and copper still that uses a clay “barro bruñido” cazuela made by Laura as the hat atop the boiling chamber. Despite its rustic origins, the result is as well-rounded, highly balanced mezcal that recalls fruit-flavored candies. The 2019 batch of this was just 121 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 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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3 reviews

4.5 out of 5


Tyler

Tyler

416 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Cayenne vinegar and crisp granny smith apples. There are some interesting flavors here that bounce between sweet, savory, and spicy. This has changed a lot since I first tried it when 5 Sentidos launched in Texas in February 2019. The flavors seem a bit more compact, punchy, and bright now whereas before there was some loose funk. This was distilled in Jan/Feb 2019. Eager to try more from Atelo Ramirez.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

211 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars12 months ago

Cucumber, mint, some cilantro

Excellent

Jonny

Jonny

443 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Tasted this just 16 days off the still.. Aromas of butter, cream, cantaloupe, pumpkin seeds, brie cheese, and pickled carrots. A lot for the nose to decipher! The palate is equally complex but very concise and well-blended. The front of the palate is hit with strong flavors of a big juicy cheeseburger fresh off the grill, leading to more candied notes of orange juice, pear, and plums. Medium to long finish. This is a pure delight! Incredibly complex yet well established considering how recently this was made.

Tasted this just 16 days off the still.. Aromas of butter, cream, cantaloupe, pumpkin seeds, brie cheese, and pickled carrots. A lot for the nose to decipher! The palate is equally complex but very concise and well-blended. The front of the palate is hit with strong flavors of a big juicy cheeseburger fresh off the grill, leading to more candied notes of orange juice, pear, and plums. Medium to long finish. This is a pure delight! Incredibly complex yet well established considering how recently

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