Fidencio Tierra Blanca is made from agave Espadin that is grown on a small vein of chalky, white soil on the Jimenez farm.
Fidencio Tierra Blanca
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About this mezcal
Fidencio Tierra Blanca is made from 100% agave Espadín that is cultivated on the Jimenez estate in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. This agave is harvested after 12 years and pit roasted over black oak for five days. The Jimenez family discovered a small vein of chalky, white soil on their farm, and they planted 3 small batches of Espadin in the unique soil. The chalky, Champagne-esque soil gives this Mezcal a deep minerality. This makes for a great Terroir taste test in comparison to the Fidencio Clasico.
Fidencio Mezcal has four generations of knowledge and they use their own estate grown agave. Fabrica de Amigo del Mezcal is the name of the distillery/palenque that produces Fidencio Mezcal. Fidencio Jiménez, the namesake for Fidencio Mezcal, started making mezcal over 100 years ago when he moved to Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. He began to live the life of a Mezcalero, learning from peers and by trial-and-error. He worked closely with his son Enrique to perfect their craft and to pass down their knowledge to the next generation. In those days, even the equipment was from the land: clay pots for fermentation, distillation & storage and river reeds for tubing.
For more information on the Jimenez family, read The Story of Isaac Jimenez by Alvin Starkman (owner of Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca). Fidencio is made by the same family that produces El Buho. Due to the artisanal nature of their mezcal, the ABV may vary slightly between batches.
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Strong earthy and old fruit taste which is almost immediately lifted by the ABV (50.9%) to return on the back palate. A drier mouth feel thanks to the ABV which leaves you wanting another taste to pick up those flavours again. If you have sweeter mezcals on your shelf this is a great change. Lot TB14. Bottle 1170/1344
Unique! Tons of mineral, salt crystal, clean white ash. Much to enjoy.
the nose is like a forest in the rain after a fire. Earthy and smokey in the best way. nice mineral lead and a fruity finish that pleases and lasts on the palate. really coats your mouth and makes you ready for another sip. Delicious Mezcal that leaves you wanting another glass. Lot TB-16 I highly recommend .
Unusual, in a good way. Starts out very bright, then reveals earthy minerality and flavor notes (as others mentioned) of leather, vanilla, anise, and something I’d liken to sage. Suprisingly smooth, given the ABV. It’s definitely worthy of sipping, or careful cocktailing. Lot TB14.
Oily mouth feels with a herbal acetone taste. Hot hot finish but in a pleasant way.
Lot TB14. Very rich with slight minerality and notes of vanilla, anise, tanned leather, candied yams, and freshly roasted coffee. This is really a special Espadin with a great back story. Definitely a sipper and a great one at that.