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Marca Negra Sanmartin

Marca Negra Sanmartin is made with agave Sanmartin in La Noria Seccion 13, Ejutla, Oaxaca. It’s clean on the nose with rich texture on the palate.

Rating: (8 reviews)
Brand:Marca Negra Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O72X
Mezcalero:Basilio Pacheco
Maguey:San Martinero
Agave:Karwinskii
Milling:Tahona
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Ejutla
ABV: 46%-48%
Age of plant: 10-12 years
Release year: 2017

About this mezcal

Marca Negra Sanmartin is made with 100% estate-grown maguey Sanmartin, which is an agave Karwinskii similar to Cuishe and Cirial. This mezcal is produced by Basilio Pacheco in La Noria Seccion 13, Ejutla, Oaxaca. It has aromas of river bed clay, and clean flavor notes of cocoa beans, figs, hay, and moss. It carries a slight aftertaste of bananas and wild mint.

Marca Negra Mezcal

Mezcal Marca Negra is made for all who wish to explore and embrace the ancient traditions of true mezcal. The handprint on the bottle represents the tireless work of the master distillers and the ancient knowledge that marks each and every batch. Marca Negra seeks the purest and most diverse expressions of this fantastic spirit, wherever they made be found. Due to limited batch production, the product line changes constantly. New mezcal varieties are created while others cease to exist. Mezcal Marca Negra is 48% ABV or higher because the mezcal is bottled at the alcohol level preferred by the maestro mezcaleros. Check your bottles for details about each specific batch.

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Member rating

4 out of 5

8 reviews

GMAD

GMAD

91 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago

BATCH: XBP04-17, 49.4%, BOTTLE: 1597/1600

Nose – Crisp and refreshing; laundry detergent, fresh linens, coconut, fresh-cut grass, and some smokiness, like tobacco and second-hand smoke. This reminds me of cigarette smoke trying to be masked with air freshener; casino interior vibes.

Palate – A light and mellow tanginess; watered-down Snapple fruit punch, mangoes, pineapples, passion fruit, tropical chewing gum, some vegetation like parsley and green bell pepper, and a little savoriness like some Oscar Meyer bologna and ham.

Finish – Mellow sweetness; honey, jasmine tea, orange rind, and some simple syrup. A little short and abrupt for me…

Good. Initially hard to pull flavors and it lacks some punchiness, but this serves as a decent ‘daily’ sipper overall.

BATCH: XBP04-17, 49.4%, BOTTLE: 1597/1600
Nose – Crisp and refreshing; laundry detergent, fresh linens, coconut, fresh-cut grass, and some smokiness, like tobacco and second-hand smoke. This reminds me of cigarette smoke trying to be masked with air freshener; casino interior vibes.
Palate – A light and mellow tanginess; watered-down Snapple fruit punch, mangoes, pineapples, passion fruit, tropical chewing gum, some vegetation like parsley and green bell pepper, and a little savorine

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betweentwotobalas

betweentwotobalas

25 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

XBP04-17, Basilio Pacheco. Bottle 744/1600. 49.4% ABV.

A potent anaesthetic. Prominent mint throughout. Creme brûlée (crust and pudding), sourdough, vanilla, black magic marker and chipotle on nose and palate. A Scope-like jalapeño burn cuts midway. Green banana, black pepper, Baker’s chocolate, molasses and some sour funk on the finish. Spicy and delicious. Gracias Maestro Pacheco (RIP).

Forpowder

Forpowder

97 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars10 months ago

batch XBP04 -17 bottle 949/1600 49.4% Maestro Basilio Pacheco rated on 9/2023. Aromas out of the bottle are dark fruit brown sugar cinnamon allspice everything on the dark heavy sweet side. And something a little sour in there. Taste follows the suit with a lot of brown notes over ripe fruit but nothing tropical no smoke. Very thick and mouth coating no real alcohol present once again something brown and sour with some kind of sweetness. Kind of a Tangy finish that leaves a prickle on your tongue

batch XBP04 -17 bottle 949/1600 49.4% Maestro Basilio Pacheco rated on 9/2023. Aromas out of the bottle are dark fruit brown sugar cinnamon allspice everything on the dark heavy sweet side. And something a little sour in there. Taste follows the suit with a lot of brown notes over ripe fruit but nothing tropical no smoke. Very thick and mouth coating no real alcohol present once again something brown and sour with some kind of sweetness. Kind of a Tangy finish that leaves a prickle on your tongu

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Gregg T&T

Gregg T&T

100 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Batch XBP04-17 453/600 Fresh rain fall, pineapple and ash with an interesting sourness to the finish.

edgy4sure

edgy4sure

39 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Marca Negra make some of the best mezcals (IMO) – I have not had one I didn’t like. I just brought San Martin back from MX and it’s very good, it drinks quite warm (as it should) – would buy again and again

Rakhal

Rakhal

422 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars5 years ago

XBP14-18. Nicely balanced. This was definitely made by someone who knows what they are doing. Warming spices. Cinnamon, clove, allspice. Brown sugar and caramel. Sweet but in a good way. Not at all bitter or floral or fruity, just woody, warm, and spicy. Good complexity. I dig this one.

COak

COak

234 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Lot XBP14-18 12/300. Awesome complexity. Karwinskii lovers will enjoy this. The Pacheco family makes some tasty juice.

Patrick

Patrick

57 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 years ago

This is from memory in Mexico a week ago. Spend a good portion of my day getting to know this bottle.
LOTE : XBPOS-17
Bottle : 1501/1800

Nose : very closed at first but halfway through the bottle it became incredibly complex with layers that opened different personalities.

Taste : intense and concentrated. Hot and powerful. Spicey and herbal. Wow…

Finnish : for days.

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