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Casa Manglar Espadin y Tobala

Casa Manglar Espadin y Tobala is a mezcal ensamble produced in San Juan del Rio, Oaxaca, México.

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Brand:Casa Manglar Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O511X
Mezcalero:Humberto Juan
Maguey:Espadin, Tobala
Agave:Angustifolia, Potatorum
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble, Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Juan del Rio
ABV: 45%
Age of plant: 8-10 years
Website: http://casa-manglar.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Casa Manglar Espadin y Tobala is a mezcal ensamble produced in San Juan del Rio, Oaxaca, México. The agaves are sourced using a combination of estate grown and wild maguey. The agave plants are cooked underground for 4-7 days, milled using a stone tahona, naturally fermented for 3-20 days depending on the ambient temperature. This mezcal is double distilled in 200-700 liter copper pots. This mezcal has notes of pineapple, butter, and caramel.

Casa Manglar Mezcal

Casa Manglar’s (Mangrove house in Spanish) philosophy is to offer one of the best mezcals, always respecting traditions and being able to share them with everyone. The name is a tribute to the indigenous people living in the area of Sierra de Oaxaca.

All of the mezcals from the brand are produced by two palenques in San Juan del Rio, Oaxaca. They have a production capacity of 12,000 liters per month. Agave is sourced from nearby fields in various stages and also purchased on the open market.

5 reviews

3.1 out of 5

El-Dawg

El-Dawg

166 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 weeks ago

Lote: CM-ET-0821
Light smell. Get some green, caramel on the taste. Some ethanol too, which I don’t like. It’s just OK…most of this brand seems to be right around 3-stars for me. Some better, some worse than others. The pure Tobala could be my favorite from what I’ve tried so far.
Review #162

tallchad

tallchad

63 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 weeks ago

I like this better than the straight Tobalá. Aroma has light fruit and burnt brown sugar. Taste is medium-thick and good with pepper some light sweetness and faint taste of drying paint. The finish is good but slightly bitter.
Lot: CM-ET-0821

JDB

JDB

67 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 weeks ago

45% ABV Lot CM-ET-0821 Bottle #829
The blend brings in a nuttiness that is absent in the straight tobala but I got in the espadin. As with all of these expressions, some light flavors and good balance. This ensemble has a bit more heat and black pepper spice on the tongue. A good amount of spearmint, still some of that orange blossom from the tobala and a kiss of rosewater. Decent overall, enjoyable to sip and let open up.

RyeAmLegend

RyeAmLegend

32 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars1 month ago

Lot: CM-ET-0821 Bottle: #829 45%

The more tart and sour notes of the espadín come through on the nose. Dried out limes, overripe citrus, or extracts. Foraged, sauteed mushrooms and intense umami richness. Dried spices and mossy, damp forest.

Similar summer flavors with grilled lemons and charcoal. Cast iron seared burnt ends. Hearty and savory flavors. Onions, roasted carrots, garlic, and tomatoes. A well-seasoned steak. Straightforward palate flavors and delicious.

Kindling smoky finish. Grilled meat, rosemary butter. Tyme. The savory notes hold true from nose to finish. Simple again but that focused flavor composition is satisfying.

I found this to be delicious but simpler than the Tobala. I enjoy the flavors and think they harmonize well with one another. The bright citrus of the espadín brings out this meaty, umami note of the Tobala and I think it’s wonderful.

Lot: CM-ET-0821 Bottle: #829 45%
The more tart and sour notes of the espadín come through on the nose. Dried out limes, overripe citrus, or extracts. Foraged, sauteed mushrooms and intense umami richness. Dried spices and mossy, damp forest.
Similar summer flavors with grilled lemons and charcoal. Cast iron seared burnt ends. Hearty and savory flavors. Onions, roasted carrots, garlic, and tomatoes. A well-seasoned steak. Straightforward palate flavors and delicious.
Kindling smoky finish. Grill

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Rakhal

Rakhal

373 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Lot: CM-ET-0821
Caramel, vanilla, allspice, clove, oak, brown sugar, roasted almonds, bitter ashy finish. I have mixed feelings about this one because some sips are great but others have a bitter/smoky/ashy finish that I don’t like. The Tobala adds complexity to the Espadin but honestly I prefer the Espadin.

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