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El Sarao Oaxaca Cuishe

El Sarao Oaxaca Cuishe has light smoke with notes of vanilla, green bell pepper, and earth.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Cost:$$
Brand:El Sarao Oaxaca Mezcal, Total Wine Spirits Direct
NOM:NOM-O441X
Maguey:Cuishe
Agave:Karwinskii
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Dionisio Ocotepec
ABV: 46.4%

About this mezcal

El Sarao Oaxaca Cuishe is made with maguey Cuishe (Agave karwinskii) in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca. The mezcal was released as part of the Total Wine Spirits Direct program.

El Sarao Oaxaca Mezcal

El Sarao Oaxaca draws it's inspiration from evening gatherings (Sarao). This mezcal is produced by 3rd and 4th generation mezcaleros in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca.

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4 reviews

4 out of 5

namespayne

namespayne

9 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 months ago

First Cuishe. nose: Pineapple, grilled peppers, roasted meat, brine, roses, almost citrusy/minty and herbaceous with a decidedly olive note proliferating.
palate: very drying, gasoline, minerals, rubber in a new shoes kind of way, initially tingly, tangy, salty, non specific sour fruit. You expect smoke but it never comes, except maybe a tiny bit on the finish. Balance is excellent, complexity is low to moderate, clarity is low. It’s a well done mezcal that I’d prefer over Real Minero Barril even if prices were the same, which they aren’t (1:3)

First Cuishe. nose: Pineapple, grilled peppers, roasted meat, brine, roses, almost citrusy/minty and herbaceous with a decidedly olive note proliferating.
palate: very drying, gasoline, minerals, rubber in a new shoes kind of way, initially tingly, tangy, salty, non specific sour fruit. You expect smoke but it never comes, except maybe a tiny bit on the finish. Balance is excellent, complexity is low to moderate, clarity is low. It’s a well done mezcal that I’d prefer over Real

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TzotollineRaramuri

TzotollineRaramuri

75 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Lote #5DJC01-20
Bottle 380 of 720A
?- clear
?- drying impact.
Aromas of lime zest, soft plastic, menthol, sappy, vegetal, bell peppers, fresh peppers, raw wood, under ripe tropical fruits.
Adequate to powerful aroma intensity, simple production.
Average length and fine character.
?- Astringent, and coating effect; smooth sufficient alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour and sweet taste; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of citrus zest, peppers, wood and under ripe tropical fruits.
Concentrated flavor intensity, simple character, correct balance.
Straightforward and very long finish.
Very Good overall impression.

*Not very complex character, but very well balanced, and with fair typicity.

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Lote #5DJC01-20
Bottle 380 of 720A
?- clear
?- drying impact.
Aromas of lime zest, soft plastic, menthol, sappy, vegetal, bell peppers, fresh peppers, raw wood, under ripe tropical fruits.
Adequate to powerful aroma intensity, simple production.
Average length and fine character.
?- Astringent, and coating effect; smooth sufficient alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour and sweet taste; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of citrus zest, peppers, wood and under ripe tropical fruits.
Concentrated flavor in

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GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

324 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 months ago

For $54 after tax, this is fantastic. Its not on the level of Real Minero or 5 Sentidos’ offerings, but better than Banhez and most of Del Maguey… at a fraction of the price. Lemons, grapefruit, mulch, and some kiwi. Love it

Mezcaliente

Mezcaliente

14 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars9 months ago

Batch SOJCO1-20 Bottle 106/720C. First cuishe mezcal and I am a huge fan. Much more of the vegetable and pepper I love. Light on smoke. Bursting with flavor.

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