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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: (6 reviews)
Brand:Derrumbes Mezcal
Mezcalero:Juan Manuel Pérez Juárez
State:San Luis Potosí
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 tend to cook their agave in stone pits underground (unless it's their San Luis Potosi expression which uses a 'horno' like small traditional Tequila producers) using black oak to give a light smokiness which brings out the fruit, mineral or herbal notes depending on the type of agave used. Unique fermentation processes include; underground tanks lined with pine wood and distillation via a wooden still, all of which guarantee some of the most intriguing and unique aromas and flavors to be experienced in Mezcal.

6 reviews

4.3 of out 5 stars

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

16 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.

razorbackmike on Aug 6, 2018

87 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

245 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

265 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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