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Carta de Amor Tobala

Carta de Amor Tobala was crafted by third generation maestro mezcalero Erasto Martinez and his team in Tlacolula de Matamoros, Oaxaca.

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Brand:Carta de Amor Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O637X
Mezcalero:Erasto Martinez
Maguey:Tobala
Agave:Potatorum
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Aged in Glass
State:Oaxaca
Town:Tlacolula
ABV: 48%
Age of plant: 15+ years
Batch size: Batch December 2019: 798 bottles
Release year: 2022
Website: https://www.mezcalcartadeamor.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Carta de Amor Tobala was crafted by third generation maestro mezcalero Erasto Martinez and his team using wild-harvested maguey Tobalá that was sourced from the highlands at an elevation averaging around 5000 feet. This Carta de Amor Tobalá Silvestre 2019 was crafted in the traditional method in Tlacolula de Matamoros, Oaxaca. The team used earthen pit ovens using oak for cooking the agaves, open air pinewood fermentation vats, and a copper still. The mezcal was rested for over two years before being bottled.

Carta de Amor Mezcal

“Carta de Amor desde Oaxaca” literally translates to “Love letter from Oaxaca.” The team responsible for creating this brand completed the final steps of this passion project during the pandemic, which greatly limited their ability to visit Oaxaca in person during this time. The final sourcing steps were completed by mail and every package they received from Oaxaca was like a “love letter.” Hence the name for the brand.

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4 out of 5

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40 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Only tasted a half ounce alongside Sotoleros Lechuguilla but I had to get this off my chest before I forgot. Tempted to go back for a full ounce later tonight and update based on what else I get

Carta De Amor Tobala Erasto Martinez (#658/T-01)

Nose: MAD RED VINES, green apples, some olive brine

Palate: fruit and cheese, olive brine, green apple; soft, round body though quite bitter.

Very interesting on the nose but once I got red licorice I couldn’t dig much past that. Interesting seeing as how it has the same NOM as Dos Hombres’ Tobala? I’d love to hear someone compare the two labels if possible.

Only tasted a half ounce alongside Sotoleros Lechuguilla but I had to get this off my chest before I forgot. Tempted to go back for a full ounce later tonight and update based on what else I get
Carta De Amor Tobala Erasto Martinez (#658/T-01)
Nose: MAD RED VINES, green apples, some olive brine
Palate: fruit and cheese, olive brine, green apple; soft, round body though quite bitter.
Very interesting on the nose but once I got red licorice I couldn’t dig much past that. Interesting seeing a

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