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Derrumbes Zacatecas

Derrumbes Zacatecas is a rare traditionally produced mezcal made with blue agave, which is more widely known for it’s use in tequila.

Rating: (9 reviews)
Brand:Derrumbes Mezcal
NOM:NOM-F283D
Mezcalero:Jaime Bañuelos
Maguey:Azul
Agave:Tequilana
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Aged in Glass, Joven
State:Zacatecas
Town:Huitzila
ABV: 48%
Website: http://mezcalderrumbes.mx/, opens in new window
About this mezcal

Derrumbes Zacatecas is made with agave Tequilana Weber, which is also commonly known as blue or azul agave. This agave is well known for it’s use in tequila, and the town of Huitzila, Zacatecas, where this mezcal is made, is very close to the Tequila Valley.  The town is more well-known for mezcals that are made in a similar style of tequila, but the Bañuelos family, who produce this Derrumbes mezcal, is one of the only regional distillers producing traditional mezcals. This mezcal is pit roasted, tahona milled, and traditionally fermented in stainless steel vats and distilled in copper stills.

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

3.44 out of 5


HighWine

HighWine

33 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars4 weeks ago

Pretty harsh on the nose. First takeaway was burnt rubber. Upon further inspection I pick up aromas of circus peanut candy and nail polish remover. Taste is better than the nose but that burnt rubber characteristic remains. There is a pleasant sweetness and cured green olive component to the flavor that is quite enjoyable. The mouthfeel is full and syrupy which is the best quality of this quaff. Alcohol heat sticks around for a few moments before fading away which is admirable given the ABV. I’m going to leave a little bit of this in the glass overnight and see if the astringent flavors and aromas fade, but as it stands, I’m rating this as-is as I do with other pours. If an edit is warranted, I’ll amend the review.

Pretty harsh on the nose. First takeaway was burnt rubber. Upon further inspection I pick up aromas of circus peanut candy and nail polish remover. Taste is better than the nose but that burnt rubber characteristic remains. There is a pleasant sweetness and cured green olive component to the flavor that is quite enjoyable. The mouthfeel is full and syrupy which is the best quality of this quaff. Alcohol heat sticks around for a few moments before fading away which is admirable given the AB

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AndrewT

AndrewT

5 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 months ago

White chocolate with cinnamon/baking spices on the nose. Olives/brine on the palate. Good holiday spirit. Long finish which is not the best.

tallchad

tallchad

26 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars11 months ago

Soft and less smoke than most mescals on the aroma. Good, oily mouthfeel with cut grass and earth tastes. The finish surprises with a burst of pepper and mild heat. It lingers for a while…in a good way. Really good and easy to drink. The way tequila used to be made.

TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy

137 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars1 year ago

So interesting to smell blue weber agave but not as Tequila proper. Tons and tons of mineral notes, and a light green vegetal sweetness that reminds me of the tequilas I love but ultimately I can’t draw and immediate comparisons to a particular tequila profile. It’s a little more metallic, minty, yeasty than many. Some light summer squash, saltwater taffy, and Triscuits.

Palate: A little plasticy on the entry, and with soapy green notes that remind me of Ivory. Maybe that’s just a weird mental association, but I’m not particularly loving it. The finish is staying, and similarly plastic driven. The midpalate maintains some interesting salty and Blue Weber notes with a cucumber freshness and cilantro.

Thoughts: I think a better batch of this would be really fun. Dial down the plastic, and up the sweetness, and I’d make cocktails with this all the time.

I’d still recommend trying this at a bar, or looking out for better received batches.

So interesting to smell blue weber agave but not as Tequila proper. Tons and tons of mineral notes, and a light green vegetal sweetness that reminds me of the tequilas I love but ultimately I can’t draw and immediate comparisons to a particular tequila profile. It’s a little more metallic, minty, yeasty than many. Some light summer squash, saltwater taffy, and Triscuits.
Palate: A little plasticy on the entry, and with soapy green notes that remind me of Ivory. Maybe that’s just a weird me

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BartFargo

BartFargo

21 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lote 3, 47.1%

Nose: Mixed berry jam, pine wood, celery, brine, glazed carrot, peanut, prosciutto, light smoke.

Palate: Sweet and lightly floral, with raspberry, papaya, rosewater, sugarcane syrup, and a bit of chalk. Medium-thin body.

Finish: Cooked agave and alcoholic heat, with touches of ginger, spinach, smoked citrus, paper, and a mild grassy bitterness. Medium length.

Vernal and savory on the nose and finish, though the palate is fruity. Its freshness would pair well with food.

Lote 3, 47.1%
Nose: Mixed berry jam, pine wood, celery, brine, glazed carrot, peanut, prosciutto, light smoke.
Palate: Sweet and lightly floral, with raspberry, papaya, rosewater, sugarcane syrup, and a bit of chalk. Medium-thin body.
Finish: Cooked agave and alcoholic heat, with touches of ginger, spinach, smoked citrus, paper, and a mild grassy bitterness. Medium length.
Vernal and savory on the nose and finish, though the palate is fruity. Its freshness would pair well with food.

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Rakhal

Rakhal

284 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

This is what tequila could be like if the piñas were roasted, crushed, and wild fermented instead of steamed, shredded, extracted, and fermented with cultured yeast. The nose is obviously blue agave, like tequila but more floral and complex. The taste is like tequila but more grassy, fruity, and complex. Really interesting. I like it!

AgaveNerd101

AgaveNerd101

7 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Overwhelmingly vegetal and savory. On the nose, almost resembles a dirty martini, with almost a celery, sea salt and olive brine bouquet. Very interesting and complex.

Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

108 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years ago

From Mezcal Masterclass – Espadin at Todos Santos.

Tomixology

Tomixology

17 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Super fresh on the nose, springy, not overly perfumed. Long grass and blackberries. It was a lot lighter in both taste and smell then the ABV would possibly suggest. A lot of depth in the flavour, with a light and fairly thin mouthfeel.
A pleasant taste of sour grapefruit, hickory and some sulphur like minerals. A rounded mouthfeel and a fresh grassy finish. Enjoyable and pleasant, a winner to show the difference in regional agave.

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