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Derrumbes San Luis Potosi

Derrumbes San Luis Potosi is made from the region’s wild agave Salmiana, giving it a unique, vibrant flavor not found in other mezcal.

Rating: (9 reviews)
Brand:Derrumbes Mezcal
Mezcalero:Juan Manuel Pérez Juárez
Agave:Salmiana
Style:Joven
State:San Luis Potosí
Town:Charcas
ABV: 43.5%
Website: http://specialitybrands.com/our-range/derrumbes
About this mezcal

Derrumbes San Luis Potosi is an example of a very particular style of mezcal crafted in the high altitude Central Mexican Plateau, in the state of San Luis Potosí. This mezcal is made from the region’s wild agave Salmiana, giving it a unique, vibrant flavor. Despite its abundance, this agave has a very low yield. The mezcalero needs up to four times as much of it to create an equal amount of spirit when compared to the blue agave used in the tequila region. Grown in calcareous soils, this mezcal terrifically showcases its terroir characteristics, with chalky notes very evident in the flavor profile. Produced in an old traditional hacienda, above ground ovens known as hornos are used to cook the agave which mean their mezcal is not smoky. Once cooked, the agave is crushed by a tahona, fermented naturally with wild yeast, twice-distilled in small copper pot stills, and bottled at 43.5% ABV.

Derrumbes Mezcal

From Oaxaca to Michoacan and beyond, Derrumbes bottles many varieties of mezcal that are made using different agave and production methods. They have spirits from different states in Mexico, and they bottle some very small producers that are not available elsewhere.

9 reviews

4.3 of out 5 stars


Yggy45 on Mar 3, 2019

6 reviews

  • Overall:

5th edition, bottle 92/1420

Opening the bottle fresh, I found the nose to be full of green peppers and blue cheese – maybe almost stinky tofu? for those who have been to taiwan – with some sourness, like very fermented sauerkraut. Also mint and white peppercorn, and some hints of sweet fruit, like lychee. After pouring and letting it open up a bit, the blue cheese retreats to the smell of cream cheese spread on cut green peppers.

The palate was much the same: white pepper, chalky and mineral, cheese. Sweet and a little pungent, like white sugar on jalapenos, but relatively smooth.

If you let the glass sit empty for a bit, the nose putrefies more to something closer to stinky tofu.

Probably not for everyone but I’m glad I bought it and like the nose and taste

5th edition, bottle 92/1420
Opening the bottle fresh, I found the nose to be full of green peppers and blue cheese – maybe almost stinky tofu? for those who have been to taiwan – with some sourness, like very fermented sauerkraut. Also mint and white peppercorn, and some hints of sweet fruit, like lychee. After pouring and letting it open up a bit, the blue cheese retreats to the smell of cream cheese spread on cut green peppers.
The palate was much the same: white pepper, chalky a

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Rakhal on Feb 27, 2019

24 reviews

  • Overall:

Lot 7. Wow!!! This one is very interesting and unique! Every time I try it I taste something new. Sweet, herbal, spicy, and funky, with a long complex finish. Blue cheese, jalapeño, bell pepper, cilantro, anise, and mint. I want to always have a bottle of this in my collection to showcase how many diverse flavors you can get from agave.

Madboo on Feb 15, 2019

2 reviews

  • Overall:

It’s definitely funky – I get a chalky berry mix at first then some heat followed by a sweet spicy finish. Can’t say it’s my favorite but definitely worth a try.

Mymic87 on Sep 20, 2018

13 reviews

  • Overall:

Nose: Roast Green Bell Peppers, baked sweet potatoes, vanilla, peas. new car smell, with water I get an early vegtable smell, like leeks and onions, blue cheese dressing, cilantro, sage, fennel, leather.

Palate: Sweet, Rum and raisin ice cream, dates, brown sugar, green chili peppers, with water it’s a little dryer and earthier, I get dirty potatoes, cranberry juice

Comments: Nice Mezcal, but I personally like them dryer and smokier

Tomixology on Aug 20, 2018

17 reviews

  • Overall:

Distinctive and quirky in both nose and pallet.

An initial peculiar smell of soft blue cheese and a ‘brewery like’ smell of mashed barley paired with sweet dried fruits.
A pulpy texture and everything you can smell is right there in taste along with that classic red peppered spice, followed by a warming bread & butter finish.
Lote2-188/600-05/15.

razorbackmike on Aug 6, 2018

92 reviews

  • Overall:

5 star mezcals are special.not only is this one delicious but is unique.very easy and pleasant to the senses.the nose and the taste are the same.what you smell is what you get on the tongue.lovely mix of mild spices with black pepper standing out.creamy texture with a hint of cheese and bread on the finish.reserved honey sweetness.it all blends in a beautiful way.

KaySmith on Jul 21, 2018

8 reviews

  • Overall:

Ridiculously delicious with funky flavours that reminds of jalapeno poppers/blue cheese. First sip was too much for me and didn’t enjoy it but every sip after that was wonderful!

Tyler on Nov 18, 2016

256 reviews

  • Overall:

Wow, this is an incredibly unique mezcal. My first time trying this type of agave and from the state of San Luis Potosi. There is almost a subtle cheese aroma on the nose. The taste made me think of grilled sweet peppers. This is very funky stuff. Don’t miss out if you see it at a bar or liquor store.

Jonny on Nov 18, 2016

283 reviews

  • Overall:

The smell of this mezcal is crazy. It’s like a new leather couch meets a cone of vanilla ice cream mixed with dates and raisons. It doesn’t taste like anything you’d get out of Oaxaca or really any other mezcal-producing state that I’ve tried. The taste is complex and foreign. It’s sweet, but almost musty with notes of dates and figs. This is a very unique mezcal, like nothing else out there.

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