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Bonete Raicilla Costa

Bonete Raicilla Costa is a true “vino” de agave, a unique spirit produced by Maestro Tabernero Joagin Solis in the state of Jalisco.

About this raicilla

Bonete Raicilla Costa is made with 60% maguey Chico Aguillar (agave Angustifolia Haw) and 40% maguey Amarillo (agave Rhodacantha). The agave are cooked in an underground conical oven. Fermentation is done in open air tubs with wild yeasts. This raicilla is then distilled twice on wooden stills carved from the sacred Oyamel tree.

Bonete Raicilla

Bonete Raicilla is a collection of agave spirits from Jalisco, Mexico. They are imported by Back Roads Importing.

7 reviews

4.36 out of 5

JDB

JDB

86 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 months ago

45.4% abv, Lot 1, Date: 8/18 Bottle: 516/750

Another bottle procured from Ramirez Liquor. Great aromas and nose on this one: cheese, citrus, floor polish, and a bit of leather. The palate is both sweet and lactic with a hint of incense smoke on the backend. I get some salted caramel, and more lime than lemon as far as citrus. The cheese profile runs more towards ricotta than cream cheese, a d’anjou pear flavor creeps in as well. Nice complexity and varied flavor profile. Would definitely buy another bottle. I wonder if the tree trunk brings a bit more funk than copper. Checking the other reviews, only Rakhal and Jonny had the same batch it appears. I don’t get as much astringency on this raicilla compared to the Las Perlas Costa that I also reviewed, and less bbq. But I am intrigued by the wet dog note that Rakhal mentions. Not sure if it is a big dog or a little dog, long hair or short hair. I think it is closer to a dog coming in from the rain than a dog coming in from the ocean, however there is an interesting nexus in the tasting comments between earth and ocean (olive brine). I am fully on board with the magical quality though.

45.4% abv, Lot 1, Date: 8/18 Bottle: 516/750
Another bottle procured from Ramirez Liquor. Great aromas and nose on this one: cheese, citrus, floor polish, and a bit of leather. The palate is both sweet and lactic with a hint of incense smoke on the backend. I get some salted caramel, and more lime than lemon as far as citrus. The cheese profile runs more towards ricotta than cream cheese, a d’anjou pear flavor creeps in as well. Nice complexity and varied flavor profile. Would

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cfrazi3d

cfrazi3d

1 review
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Fruity sweet

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

382 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Lets get funky. Cheese and olives. Muenster, bleu, and panela to be more exact. Kalamata brine with wheat thins. Enjoy the flavor packed in this, but the profile isnt for me. Still, you can tell this is well made

Jonny

Jonny

618 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lot 1. Bottle 309/750. Aromas of sweet BBQ ribs, Worcester sauce, vinegar, and poppy seeds. The palate has even stronger notes of BBQ chicken, charcoal, and red onions. This is like a copita of Texas barbeque.

Joe

Joe

27 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Agaves Rhodacantha and agustifolia. From Jalisco, El Tuito. Aug 2018, lot 1. 54%. On the patio at Mayahuel. Says it is distilled in a tree trunk somehow. Very rich, earthy vegetal flavor. Lightly sweet, vague hints of maple syrup. Really tasty. My dessert mezcal!

Derekac7

Derekac7

19 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

This is magic. Cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, coriander, earthiness like it was distilled in clay pots. Reminds me of cuishe in some ways. Incredible.

Rakhal

Rakhal

389 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Lot 1. There is a LOT going on here! This Raicilla is somehow smoky, sweet, herbal, earthy, mineral, vegetal, funky, and savory all at once. I love it!! I’m becoming a big fan of Raicillas and this is one of my favorites. My tasting notes were BBQ Sauce, olive brine, cinnamon, guacamole, celery, cilantro, old leather, drying tobacco leaf, breadfruit, and wet dog. The fact that it’s distilled in a hollowed out trunk of the sacred tree that migrating monarch butterflies choose to congregate on is very cool and adds some magic to the story as well.

Lot 1. There is a LOT going on here! This Raicilla is somehow smoky, sweet, herbal, earthy, mineral, vegetal, funky, and savory all at once. I love it!! I’m becoming a big fan of Raicillas and this is one of my favorites. My tasting notes were BBQ Sauce, olive brine, cinnamon, guacamole, celery, cilantro, old leather, drying tobacco leaf, breadfruit, and wet dog. The fact that it’s distilled in a hollowed out trunk of the sacred tree that migrating monarch butterflies choose to congregate on

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