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Lamata Sotol Durango

Lamata Sotol Durango is a small batch sotol produced by Maestro Vinatero Chemino de la Cruz in El Mezquital, Durango.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Category:Sotol
Cost:$$$
Brand:Lamata
Sotolero:Chemino de la Cruz
Grind:Hand
Style:Joven
State:Durango
Town:El Mezquital
ABV: 49.8%
Batch size: sot-c-10-06-2020: 45 liters
Website: https://www.instagram.com/nacion_de_las_verdes_matas/, opens in new window
About this sotol

Lamata Sotol Durango is a sotol made in El Mezquital, Durango, Mexico. Maestro Vinatero Chemino de la Cruz cooks the Dasylirion sotol in a conical underground oven, mashes the cooked sotol with an axe, ferments the plants in pine-wood tanks with spring water, and double distills in a traditional Durango style still with copper on the bottom and wood “Viejo” on top with a wooden arm going to a copper serpentine. Of the batches that have made it into the US thus far, each batch is around 40-50 liters.

Lamata

Lamata (formerly named Amormata) is the for-export label of Nacion de Las Verdes Matas, a small unregistered brand started by Luis Loya many years ago. His goal is to share mezcal from Northern Mexico from places that are under-represented in the market. Luis has relationships with producers in Durango, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, Chihuahua, San Luis Potosi and Tamaulipas among others.

The typical lot sizes of Amormata releases range from about 40 liters to 200 liters. The producers will continue to make about the same amount of spirits that they historically have in the past. Therefore, the brand will not bottle much more than a total of three to five thousand liters per year. Amormata is dedicated to promoting the “gusto historico”, the terroir, the liquid culture, and the history that is mezcal to people beyond the borders of the places where it is made.

4 reviews

4.25 out of 5


ElAgave

ElAgave

32 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Batch SOT-C 10/6/20 49.2%abv
Sotol from Durango
Chemino de la Cruz

Nose – fresh cut grass, green, grape
Palate – wet leaves, cucumber, grape, clay
Finish – minty, fresh, oily, clean

This was a fantastic Sotol!

TzotollineRaramuri

TzotollineRaramuri

56 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Lot SOT-C 10-06-2020 of 45 liters
👀- clear
👃- drying slightly prickling impact.
Aromas of cucumber, ripe cantaloupe, honeydew melon and watermelon, floral perfume, refreshing herbaceousness, peppermint, parsley, juniper.
Powerful and complex production aroma.
Average length and fine character.
👅- astringent and slightly coating & warming effect; generous rough alcohol; medium full body.
Primarily sweet taste with sour highlights; oily slight buttery smoothness.
Flavors of pine needles, pine cone, lime zest, savory herbs, rosemary, aloe vera, honey, floral, light sugarcane.
Medium concentration flavor intensity, slightly complex character, harmonious balance.
Pleasant and very long finish.
Excellent overall impression.
*Very unique. Balanced despite the generous alcohol.

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Lot SOT-C 10-06-2020 of 45 liters
👀- clear
👃- drying slightly prickling impact.
Aromas of cucumber, ripe cantaloupe, honeydew melon and watermelon, floral perfume, refreshing herbaceousness, peppermint, parsley, juniper.
Powerful and complex production aroma.
Average length and fine character.
👅- astringent and slightly coating & warming effect; generous rough alcohol; medium full body.
Primarily sweet taste with sour highlights; oily slight buttery smoothness.
Flavors of pine needl

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Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

99 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 months ago

SOT-C 10-06-2020
Nose: Unshucked corn – more the greenness of the ears and a slight sweetness from the fresh maize inside.

Palate: An initial black pepper heat but then quickly subsides to a floral sweetness. Very flowery! Also in the background is natural rubber and some of the corn I picked up in the nose.

This is my first ever sotol and I really enjoy it – tastes very well-crafted.

Rakhal

Rakhal

276 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars4 months ago

SOT-C 10-06-2020. Like digging your hands into wet forest earth after a rain. Dirt, wet leaves, cinnamon, leather, lime aid, and spearmint. Reminded me of the Maguey Melate Cucharillo. Just the kind of earthy complex Sotol that I love!

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