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El Mero Mero Tobala

El Mero Mero Tobala has fruit on the nose with notes of grapefruit and buttermilk on the palate. They are cultivating Tobala to increase sustainability.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Brand:El Mero Mero Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O282X
Mezcalero:Justino Garcia Cruz
Maguey:Tobala
Agave:Potatorum
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Dionisio Ocotepec
ABV: 48%
Age of plant: 12-15 years
Website: http://elmeromeromezcal.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

El Mero Mero Tobala is made with maguey Tobala that is crushed by tahona, fermented in Encino Oak tubs, and distilled in copper. The arid region of San Dionisio Ocotopec, where this mezcal is made, is known for producing agave with high sugar content, which can come through in the flavor and complexity of the mezcal. The limestone-rich soil of this region can be harsh on the maguey Tobala, which take 12-15 years to reach maturity in this area. Due to the long maturation times, only small batches of 150-200 bottles of Tobala can be made at once.

El Mero Mero Mezcal

El Mero Mero considers itself “The Mezcalero’s Mezcal” and began operations in 2011. All production is overseen by mezcalero Justino Garcia Cruz. The bottle label is designed by Carlos Zerpa, one of the most important Latin American contemporary artists. Senor Cruz and the surrounding mezcaleros are starting to slowly and carefully cultivate agave Tobala and Tepextate in order to develop more sustainable production practices.

Member rating

4 out of 5

5 reviews

Imperium

Imperium

105 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Very fruity flavors of pineapple, papaya and apple along with earth and minerals. Very tasty mezcal although not top shelf, but a great regular go-to option for anyone interested in exploring a good tobala.

James Christian

James Christian

46 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

This was my first “real authentic mezcal” way back when. I went from Vida to Mero Mero and never looked back. An extra half star for sentimental reasons.

Batch = Lot 18, Bottle 59 of 210
Agave = Patatorum, Maguey Tobalá
Proof = 48%
Mezcalero = Unlisted

Caveat = bottle has been opened for almost 2 years, and this is the last sip!

Nose = Light milk chocolate. Not much of the cheese notes it used to have.

Palate = Nice thickness, no burn, very round and pleasing

Flavors = A bit of nice sweet chocolate and cheese (Like the Ween song), a sweet grassiness with light smoke. It’s infinitely quaffable and delicious and right in the pocket for a good Tobalá.

This was my first “real authentic mezcal” way back when. I went from Vida to Mero Mero and never looked back. An extra half star for sentimental reasons.
Batch = Lot 18, Bottle 59 of 210
Agave = Patatorum, Maguey Tobalá
Proof = 48%
Mezcalero = Unlisted
Caveat = bottle has been opened for almost 2 years, and this is the last sip!
Nose = Light milk chocolate. Not much of the cheese notes it used to have.
Palate = Nice thickness, no burn, very round and pleasing
Flavors = A bit of nice sweet

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GeorgePBurdell

GeorgePBurdell

49 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lot 27 Bottle 46/180
Previous notes are right on
Nose is mostly cream cheese but with some milk chocolate underneath.
Taste adds some grassy notes and minerals. Great mouth feel, not particularly sweet.
Medium finish that brings in some light spice and fades gracefully.
Not attention grabbing but delicious.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Lot: 27 Botella: 14/180
Nose – Camembert cheese. Milk chocolate.

Palate – Much grassier than most tobala I’ve had. Granite. Baking chocolate. Coats nicely. Like razorbackmike noted, this doesn’t have the sweet aspect of a lot of tobalas out there. It’s certainly unique but I usually go for a tobala for that reason (more sweetness). The quality is here though, it’s a very good mezcal. I would give this 3.75 stars but I’ll round up because it’s price point is decent compared to other tobaba bottles. Give it a go!

Lot: 27 Botella: 14/180
Nose – Camembert cheese. Milk chocolate.
Palate – Much grassier than most tobala I’ve had. Granite. Baking chocolate. Coats nicely. Like razorbackmike noted, this doesn’t have the sweet aspect of a lot of tobalas out there. It’s certainly unique but I usually go for a tobala for that reason (more sweetness). The quality is here though, it’s a very good mezcal. I would give this 3.75 stars but I’ll round up because it’s pric

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razorbackmike

razorbackmike

160 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

the tep of this brand was earthy but this tobala was VERY earthy (in a great way)!there is nothing artificial about this mezcal.the nose is like being in a greenhouse.the entry is soft with reserved sweetness.its so delicious without having to be sugary.flavors open with produce and mineral and the earth goes all the way to a lingering slight black pepper finish.i think this is a great example of how a natural mezcal should taste.i cant help but think that the flavor will only deepen and improve with this fresh bottle.very fond of this brand and the price is a steal!

the tep of this brand was earthy but this tobala was VERY earthy (in a great way)!there is nothing artificial about this mezcal.the nose is like being in a greenhouse.the entry is soft with reserved sweetness.its so delicious without having to be sugary.flavors open with produce and mineral and the earth goes all the way to a lingering slight black pepper finish.i think this is a great example of how a natural mezcal should taste.i cant help but think that the flavor will only deepen and improve

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