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Don Amado Largo

Don Amado Largo (Karwinskii) is somewhat smokey with lots of candied notes, a creamy mouthfeel, and slight hint of spice.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Brand:Don Amado Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O129X
Mezcalero:Bonifacio Arellanes
Maguey:Largo
Agave:Karwinskii
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 46%
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About this mezcal

Don Amado Largo is made with maguey Largo, which means “long” in Spanish. This maguey is a member of the agave Karwinskii family, and has a nuanced spiciness and mild roasted finish. This mezcal is on the fruitier side with somewhat candied flavor notes, a creamy mouthfeel, and just a hint of spice.

Don Amado Mezcal

Don Amado’s mezcaleros carefully handcraft all of their mezcals from 100% mature highland agave plants. After roasting the hearts of these premium agaves in wood-burning earthen pits, the plants’ treasured juices are distilled in traditional Oaxacan ceramic-and-bamboo pot stills. This unique distillation method gives Don Amado mezcals their distinctive smoky flavor and herbal bouquet, while proudly honoring a sixteenth-century production tradition native to the state of Oaxaca.

Member rating

3.5 out of 5

6 reviews

GMAD

GMAD

69 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 month ago

LOTE 92, 46%, 375ml

Nose – It’s grassy and vegetal, but sharp and sweet. Glue, gasoline, and something creamy (milk), make for a funky and intoxicating nose.

Palate – The initial sips were bright and acidic, almost sour; lemon curd. But when it mellowed out and my palate adjusted, it actually became quite grassy; celery, cucumbers, something dry, like rubber bands, and some fresh fruit, like oranges.

Finish – Very vegetal with a lingering sweetness; cilantro, green-juice smoothies.

Very good, it’s sweet and vegetal. Like drinking a salad with a sweet vinaigrette. Great availability for a clay pot distillation. It reminds me of a Yuu Baal Madrecuixe I tasted recently. Very grassy and earthy. And I would agree that these sit at about the same level to give you an idea of what should be expected. It’s mid-range but punches above. Great sipper and definitely worth a try.

LOTE 92, 46%, 375ml
Nose – It’s grassy and vegetal, but sharp and sweet. Glue, gasoline, and something creamy (milk), make for a funky and intoxicating nose.
Palate – The initial sips were bright and acidic, almost sour; lemon curd. But when it mellowed out and my palate adjusted, it actually became quite grassy; celery, cucumbers, something dry, like rubber bands, and some fresh fruit, like oranges.
Finish – Very vegetal with a lingering sweetness; cilantro, green-juic

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Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Nose – Tiger Lily and rock candy. Aromas are subtle.

Palate – Light potpourri. Grilled cactus. A salty and vanilla sweet finish that I quite enjoyed. Flavors blend nicely. 👌

Imperium

Imperium

97 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars8 months ago

It does have a bit of a creamy mouthfeel, but the overall flavors are a bit subdued and mild compared to other karwinskii varietals I’ve had. Spearmint, wet earth, and a bit of cleaning product. Not a bad mezcal but a far cry from the greats.

Lanetgill

Lanetgill

1 review
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

I love the herbal quality of this mezcal along with the softness. Paired perfectly with the fried chicken sandwich

Rakhal

Rakhal

421 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Lot 32. I almost didn’t try this one because I didn’t really like the other offerings that I tried from this producer, but the bartender insisted it was her favorite so I gave it a shot. I was very pleasantly surprised! Reading the other review on here I wonder if this was just a lucky batch? It was soft and creamy with some menthol, thyme, wet earth, tobacco leaf, it had a long complex finish that kind of reminded me of the sea breeze. I really liked this one!

Jonny

Jonny

703 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars6 years ago

Lot 47. Aromas of clay, wet leaves, and bit of plastic and rubber. The palate is very earthy up front with big notes of clay and terre rouge, but that quickly fades into a thinner middle and quick finish that has hints of corn husk. I still don’t love this new batch, but it seems like an improvement on what I tasted previously. 3 stars.

Batch from 3yrs ago (didn’t catch batch number unfortunately). Rated this at 2 stars. Not a fan. Like the Rustico, this mezcal is sour and has hints of chemicals. It has aromas of damp firewood and tasting notes of sourdough bread and unripe bananas. The sour aspects of this take over. The Real Minero Largo is also made in Minas with clay pots and it’s incredible, so I had high hopes for this one. Unfortunately, those hopes were not met.

Lot 47. Aromas of clay, wet leaves, and bit of plastic and rubber. The palate is very earthy up front with big notes of clay and terre rouge, but that quickly fades into a thinner middle and quick finish that has hints of corn husk. I still don’t love this new batch, but it seems like an improvement on what I tasted previously. 3 stars.
Batch from 3yrs ago (didn’t catch batch number unfortunately). Rated this at 2 stars. Not a fan. Like the Rustico, this mezcal is sour and has hints

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