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La Luna Pechuga de Jabali

La Luna Pechuga de Jabali is a unique ensamble pechuga is made using jabali meat (wild boar) along with herbs and fruits including tejocote, epazote, avocado leaf, and avocado seed.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Brand:La Luna Mezcal
NOM:NOM-M269C
Mezcalero:Hernan Hernandez Escot
Maguey:Bruto, Chino
Agave:Cupreata, Inaequidens
Distillation:Filipino
Style:Ensamble, Joven, Pechuga
State:Michoacán
ABV: 48.51%
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.lalunamezcal.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

La Luna Pechuga de Jabali is produced by Mezcalero Hernan Hernandez Escot in Ex Hacienda Zacapendo, Indaparapeo, Michoacán, Mexico. This pechuga is a 50/50 ensamble, utilizing Maguey Bruto (Agave inaequidens) and Maguey Chino (Agave cupreata). The base mezcal was produced in the same manner as Hernan’s traditional ensamble: conic earth oven, fermentation in wood with natural airborne yeast, and distillation in a Filipino (Tarascan) still. This unique pechuga is made using jabali meat (wild boar) along with herbs and fruits including tejocote, epazote, avocado leaf, and avocado seed.

La Luna Mezcal

La Luna Mezcal is made in Etucuaro, Michoacan. Tucked away in this mountainous region is the municipality of Villa Madero, which is the home to the Perez Escot family and Destiladora Las Azucenas.  The family has been traditionally crafting mezcal on the same property since 1910 and is currently on their 4th generation of mezcaleros with Isidro Perez Escot training his son Amador at the moment.

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6 reviews

4.08 out of 5

RyeAmLegend

RyeAmLegend

24 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Lot 31 – 48.51%

Right off the nose you get intense stew aromas. Like walking into a kitchen with a slow cooker dinner ready to eat. Roasted fennel, rosemary, thyme, and sage. Some raw potato and root vegetables. Barnyard like scents – wet mulch, moss, and hay. Floral dryer sheets. A fresh green lumber smell. Peppercorns, all-spice berries, with a very light lime leaf. A bit more brine than distinct meat salinity that I expected. Kind of like a salt cure.

On the palate there’s a slightly sour or fermented flavor. Salted green tomatoes. Almonds and cashews. Oatmeal. Mushrooms with a lox and capers. Tinge of wood smoke in there at the back of the palate. I’m missing those herbs I got off the nose. There is also an unexpected sweetness like sugared dates and cooked granny smith apples. A very unique flavor for sure.

The finish has that herb kick I was searching for. Dry rosemary and sage. The stew flavors are also returning with more fennel and green onion. A bit of aniseed and all-spice. Bitter earthy wood flavors like a wet, mossy forest floor. Mushrooms coming through well and true. Kind of a balancing act with the nose and finish complimenting each other.

This is a rather unique mezcal. I expected more salinity but what I got was fantastic nonetheless. I really rather enjoyed the fennel, aniseed flavors in combination with a tomato based stew. It really grounded the flavors against the earthy root vegetables. Comparing this against the Borrego from Antonio Sonido, I might lean more towards Mal Bien’s offering if I was looking for a bit more salt than the tangy brine flavors I got from this La Luna bottle. The addition of fruit really played a nice a role in the recipe. It reminds me of thanksgiving stuffing with spiced sausage and apples.

Lot 31 – 48.51%
Right off the nose you get intense stew aromas. Like walking into a kitchen with a slow cooker dinner ready to eat. Roasted fennel, rosemary, thyme, and sage. Some raw potato and root vegetables. Barnyard like scents – wet mulch, moss, and hay. Floral dryer sheets. A fresh green lumber smell. Peppercorns, all-spice berries, with a very light lime leaf. A bit more brine than distinct meat salinity that I expected. Kind of like a salt cure.
On the palate there’s a sli

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Americana Kyle

Americana Kyle

60 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

This is a fun bottle with alot going on. Definitely picking up on fruity, earthy, and rich gamey flavors. This is just my initial rank, I want to revisit in a month and update.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

418 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Lote: 31
Nose – Prominent, squeezed lemon and lime citrus notes. Lime Jolly Rancher. Pork jerky in the background.

Palate – Viscous. Lemongrass. Wood grilled, thin cut pork. Lemonade. White pepper heat. Anise. Quite a herbal smokiness in the finish. Pretty good pechuga (I really like the refreshing, citrus aspect) although the meat component was a little subdued and herbal notes on the back nine were a bit heavy handed.

Rakhal

Rakhal

361 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Soft and balanced with flavors of banana, limeaid, No 2 pencil, spearmint, pineapple, and hierba santa. Tasty.

TzotollineRaramuri

TzotollineRaramuri

75 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Lote 31.
?- clear
?- faint drying & warming impact.
Aromas of vegetal notes, lots of herbaceousness, thyme, oregano and floral honeys.
Adequate & complex production.
Average length and fine character.
?- coating & astringent effect; sufficient smooth alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour & bitter taste, with sweet & savory highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of soil, dirt, vegetal, floral, clay, ginger, and light peppercorn.
Medium concentration flavor intensity, slight complex character, harmonious balance.
Straightforward and very long finish.
Very Good to excellent overall impression.

*I really wish more of the wild boar came through, I think it got lost with all the herbaceous and vegetal notes. Interesting sample, and unique.

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Lote 31.
?- clear
?- faint drying & warming impact.
Aromas of vegetal notes, lots of herbaceousness, thyme, oregano and floral honeys.
Adequate & complex production.
Average length and fine character.
?- coating & astringent effect; sufficient smooth alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour & bitter taste, with sweet & savory highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of soil, dirt, vegetal, floral, clay, ginger, and light peppercorn.
Medium concentration flavor intensity, slight co

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efoster13

efoster13

3 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Picked this up at Moreno’s while visiting Chicago recently. It’s, um, really special. Tons of herbal/spice notes up front, including some unfamiliar ones (which I presume come from things I’m not super familiar with, like avocado seeds and leaves); some sweet, some savory, all delicious. Can you perceive the boar? It certainly has a viscous mouthfeel and some ‘gamey’ flavors, so, maybe? In any event, it’s a super fun, unique, delicious mezcal. Don’t hesitate if you get the chance to try it.

Picked this up at Moreno’s while visiting Chicago recently. It’s, um, really special. Tons of herbal/spice notes up front, including some unfamiliar ones (which I presume come from things I’m not super familiar with, like avocado seeds and leaves); some sweet, some savory, all delicious. Can you perceive the boar? It certainly has a viscous mouthfeel and some ‘gamey’ flavors, so, maybe? In any event, it’s a super fun, unique, delicious mezcal. Don’

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