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Clase Azul Durango

Clase Azul Mezcal is made in Durango with wild maguey Cenizo, which is milled by hand, rather than using a donkey and tahona.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Cost:$$$$
Brand:Clase Azul
NOM:NOM-D291G
Maguey:Cenizo
Agave:Durangensis
Style:Joven
State:Durango
ABV: 40%
Age of plant: 12-15 years
Website: https://www.claseazul.com/, opens in new window
About this mezcal

Clase Azul Mezcal Durango is made with wild maguey Cenizo, which takes 12-15 years to mature. The maguey Cenizo grows somewhat abundantly in Durango, where this mezcal is made. Clase Azul follows the same traditional palenque distillation process as any other artisinal mezcal. One impressive point about this mezcal is that the agave is milled by hand, rather than using a donkey and tahona.

Clase Azul

Clase Azul is primarily a tequila company, but they also release mezcal. Their first mezcal release was made in the state of Durango where the extreme climate, the rich minerals of its soil, and the source of natural springs in the area, give particular force and complexity to its notes, making it a different mezcal than what is produced elsewhere Mexico. Their second release comes from the state of Guerrero. Both are packaged in tall and ornate ceramic bottles.

6 reviews

2.92 out of 5


SoloAgave

SoloAgave

84 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Had the chance to try this for free so I wouldn’t be focused on the $200/bottle cost. Setting aside pricing this just seems like a muted/watered-down cenizo you would find for $40. Some lovely mezcal from Durango can be found at very reasonable prices so don’t let this expression discourage you. (Origen Raiz, Sacro Imperio, Leyendas, Legendario, Derrumbes, just to name a few). Bottle looks great but this seems to just be marketing/hype as opposed to a great mezcal.

Mezcalito

Mezcalito

6 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars3 years ago

As a fan of the Clase Azul tequila I was excited to try their mezcal, but it ended up being quite a let down. It has a flat taste – almost as if watered down, there are so many better mezcals out there especially for the price.

DoubleH

DoubleH

1 review
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

My absolute favorite Mezcal. Soft mineral notes and elegant smoke versus over-the-top, in your face smoke. Too many mezcals taste like they’ve added liquid smoke. Not this one! Beautiful hints of chocolate. A slice of orange on the side goes perfectly!

Oscar

Rated 1 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Has a funky taste. Was not enjoyable at all. Maybe I just don’t know. I wasted $200.

Jonny

Jonny

535 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Didn’t get to catch the lot number on this one. I ordered it at a Mexican restaurant that also carried Mestizo, and considering the cost, I wish I had ordered the Mestizo. It’s enjoyable, but for the $200+ price tag for a bottle, it’s not worth it. This is way over-priced, and I imagine most of the cost goes toward the fancy bottle. There are way better mezcals to be ordered. This one is way too expensive and not good enough to warrant the cost.

Joseph

Joseph

26 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

I had a sample of this at La Condesa – it was quite delicious! I remember it having a bright, pleasant minerality and a light smokiness. It was pleasantly smooth all the way through the palate, yet it had some nice complexity as well. At $220 a bottle, I won’t be rushing out to get this one, but I did thoroughly enjoy the sample.

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