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Luneta Cimarron – Rodriguez

Luneta Cimarron is produced using rawhide fermentation that is distinct to the hills east of Volcano Popocatépetl.

Rating: (1 review)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$$$
Brand:Luneta
Mezcalero:Abdias De La Luz Rodriguez
Maguey:Cimarrón
Agave:Marmorata
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Puebla
ABV: 46.6%
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About this destilado de agave

Luneta Cimarron from Abdias De La Luz Rodriguez is produced in the state of Puebla, Mexico. Unlike many mezcaleros, Abdias ferments the cooked agave hearts twice in rawhide with potable water. The first time around, he ferments them whole. He and his team then smash the whole fermented hearts by hand with wooden mallets. The crushed agave is then put back in the rawhide for another round of fermentation. The fermented agave is then distilled once in a copper still. The second distillation is conducted in a still made of a stainless steal pot and a tree trunk neck. Each batch yields around 150 to 200 liters.

Luneta

Luneta bottles expressions that are made with a variety of wild and semi-cultivated agaves, in various states by different mezcaleros, each with distinct elaboration techniques yielding individual flavor profiles. Luneta believes that quality, not quantity, is what’s worth striving for. They value individuality, the beauty of imperfection that comes with hand made creations, and the people that bring unique perspectives to the world.

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Jonny

Jonny

696 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Batch from 05/2022. Bottle 06/50. This one smells like a dark, stormy night. Aromas of fallen rain, wet leaves, cloves, tobacco, bay leaves, and some light salinity. The palate has a very masculine musk, like Old Spice aftershave mixing with Bay Rum and Cuban cigars. This has a long finish and syrupy mouthfeel. The rawhide fermentation is an acquired taste, and I’ve had it for many years now. This is a beautiful mezcal.

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