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5 Sentidos Papalome

5 Sentidos Papalome is part of “La Colección Mixteca,” a curated selection of spirits from the rustic, mountainous Mixteca region of Oaxaca and Puebla.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$$
Brand:5 Sentidos
Mezcalero:Atelo Ramirez, Laura Arriaga
Maguey:Papalome
Agave:Potatorum
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Steel
Style:Joven
State:Puebla
Town:Reyes Metzontla
ABV: 46%
Batch size: 320 liters
Release year: 2021
Website: http://www.drink5sentidos.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Harvested, roasted, fermented and distilled by the gregarious Atelo Ramirez and his wife Laura Arriaga, this post-distillation maestro’s blend of two small, wild Papalome (Agave potatorum) batches is nothing short of a tropical masterpiece. Both species were harvested in the Zapotitlan Salinas region of Puebla and distilled by Maestro Mezcalero Atelo Ramirez and his wife, Laura Arriaga. Atelo and Laura use a homemade still fashioned from a galvanized steel barrel, a clay cazuela hat, and a copper coil housed in another barrel.

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

4.4 out of 5

5 reviews

Imperium

Imperium

97 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars11 months ago

The nose is a clean, bright fruity mix. Cantelope, grape, plantain, funky pineapple, vanilla custard, pumpkin seeds, dry riverbed, chalk.

The palate is an explosion that hits you layer by layer. The sip starts like the nose, fruity with melon notes, with a little funk. Then that taste morphs completely into a peppery, full bodied tobala-style flavor that hits you like a freight train – fruit punch, green veggies, spice and pepper. The flavor then morphs, again as the liquid is swallowed, into a delicious spicy mole sauce, earthy and peppery. A pleasant aftertaste of clear river water over rocks develops and lingers, and if you wait a few minutes becomes grass and hay. This is an experience that keeps going on. A tour de force. One of the best I’ve tried, so glad I chanced on the bottle!

Edition 2 PAPA04-20 51/298 Atelo Ramirez & Laura Arriaga

The nose is a clean, bright fruity mix. Cantelope, grape, plantain, funky pineapple, vanilla custard, pumpkin seeds, dry riverbed, chalk.
The palate is an explosion that hits you layer by layer. The sip starts like the nose, fruity with melon notes, with a little funk. Then that taste morphs completely into a peppery, full bodied tobala-style flavor that hits you like a freight train – fruit punch, green veggies, spice and pepper. The flavor then morphs, again as the liquid is swallowed,

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Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Nose – Sour cherry. 7up. Smoked gruyere.

Palate – Viscous entry. Funky vanilla cream. Charred dry grass. Strawberries. Grapefruit peel. Elevated rubber in the finish which knocks it down a peg. A bit hot for 46%. Overall, a tasty mezcal. Complex but the flavors didn’t totally land with me. Big thanks to MLR for the 2 oz. sample. 😎🤙

nadiaaymone

nadiaaymone

1 review
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

PAPA04-20: it was hot today, the first day it really felt like summer, and a decadent (hardly decent) girl’s thoughts turn to agave spirits. This is the first agave spirit/mezcal I’m drinking in months, so I may be a little rusty in naming names of aromas/tastes.

This bottle does not disappoint. It’s prismatic, complex, there’s a lot to think about and untangle. Nose: purple grapes, very ripe plantain, wet rocks, kiwi brand shoe polish? but also something almost vinegary/briny. Another reviewer mentioned pickled carrots, and I agree! Taste: there’s something like a fermented hi-c Hawaiian Punch up front, but I also get cacao nibs and maybe even black licorice? This resolves into a vivid coffee flavor on the finish, specifically cafe bustelo (in the yellow can), which I used to drink unceasingly in grad school. Yeah, I love it!

PAPA04-20: it was hot today, the first day it really felt like summer, and a decadent (hardly decent) girl’s thoughts turn to agave spirits. This is the first agave spirit/mezcal I’m drinking in months, so I may be a little rusty in naming names of aromas/tastes.
This bottle does not disappoint. It’s prismatic, complex, there’s a lot to think about and untangle. Nose: purple grapes, very ripe plantain, wet rocks, kiwi brand shoe polish? but also something almost vinegary/briny. Another r

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GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

385 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Its enjoyable. No tasting notes.

Jonny

Jonny

703 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

PAPA04-20. Aromas of grapefruit, orange, and vanilla beans. The palate has notes of grapefruit, grilled pineapple, tropical fruit punch, and angel food cake. There’s a bit of warmth that’s really nice and not overwhelming. This is phenomenal.

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