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Mazot Palmilla

Mazot Palmilla is a sotol. The term Palmilla is the traditional Sonoran name for spirits distilled from the Sotol plant (Dasylirion wheeleri).

Rating: (6 reviews)
Category:Sotol
Brand:Mazot Bacanora
Bacanorero:Manuel “El Toro” Chacón, Sinohe Chacon Ezrre
Dasylirion:Wheeleri
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Sonora
ABV: 47%
Age of plant: 15 years
Website: https://www.facebook.com/BACANORAMAZOT/, opens in new window
About this sotol

Mazot Palmilla is a Sotol, not a Bacanora like the other releases from this brand. Palmilla is the traditional Sonoran name for spirits distilled from the Sotol plant (Dasylirion wheeleri), also called Desert Spoon in Arizona, Texas, and other parts of the southern desert in the US. An abundance of Palmilla grow in the highest elevations of the Chacon family ranch, El Torreoncito. These are very mature, old growth, plants. In Chihuahua the average Sotol pina produces about 1 liter of final distillate. El Torreoncito Sotols produce 4-5 liters per plant. There are two seasons for distilling, winter and summer, and the flavors are distinct. The winter distillates are slow, low temperature fermentation, and the flavor is very rich. The summer fermentation is fast and hot, and the flavors are complex with mineral and herbal flavors.

Mazot Bacanora

Mazot Bacanora is owned by Emilia Ezrre Becerra and her family. She is the matriarch and two of her sons, Manuel "Ramses" Chacon and Sinohe Chacon Ezrre, are the Maestros Vinateros who produce the bacanora.

6 reviews

4.33 out of 5


Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

335 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Nose: Incredible! Two handfuls of wet, nutrient-filled garden soil.

Palate: Very nice viscosity. The sweetness is an odd but still interesting mix of peppermint and cherry candy. Menthol smokiness. Slight downside with heavier eucalyptus notes in the finish.

This one is complex and super original.

Rakhal

Rakhal

317 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

This is excellent. Dry desert earth, wet desert earth, fudge, Medjool dates, and root beer. Deep complex flavors. I ordered a bottle as soon as I tasted it.

TzotollineRaramuri

TzotollineRaramuri

75 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars9 months ago

Lot unknown.
?- clear
?- drying impact.
Aromas of apricot and orange brandy, orange zest, quince, raw sugarcane, sawdust, dry palm leaf, hay, artichoke, rosemary, eucalyptus, floral honey, honeysuckle, cucumber skin, peach nectar, white pepper, sandalwood and patchouli.
Powerful and complex production aroma.
Average length and fine character.
?- astringent plus slightly coating & warming effect; sufficiently smoothly rough alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour taste with salty highlight; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of light smoke/wood savoriness, white mushrooms, hay, stable, sandalwood & patchouli, artichoke, rosemary, thyme, lemon, sugarcane, mint, white pepper, freshly wet soil.
Concentrated flavor intensity, complex character, bold yet harmonious balance.
Straightforward and very long finish.
Excellent overall impression.
*Very terroir driven, complex, unique, well balanced, rustic. The aftertaste/finish lingers for minutes with a strong sandalwood & patchouli/ranch hay character.

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Lot unknown.
?- clear
?- drying impact.
Aromas of apricot and orange brandy, orange zest, quince, raw sugarcane, sawdust, dry palm leaf, hay, artichoke, rosemary, eucalyptus, floral honey, honeysuckle, cucumber skin, peach nectar, white pepper, sandalwood and patchouli.
Powerful and complex production aroma.
Average length and fine character.
?- astringent plus slightly coating & warming effect; sufficiently smoothly rough alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour taste with salty highlight; but

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Nickwrobison

Nickwrobison

11 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Out of this world palmilla/sotol. Intense fragrance, notes of carrots, desert, sweet… made from massive wild sotol plants, it’s really incredible.

Leslie

Leslie

2 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Nose is wet paper-maché, a little peach, wet paint, not so much barnyard funk that I’m used to with Sotols. The palate is giving me major Listerine strips with a subdued sweetness, maybe mango or guava. It has a dried coconut flakes finish to me. Definitely tasty. Not as mineral and green as other sotols from chihuahua.

Jonny

Jonny

537 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Never had a sotol from Sonora before this, and holy moly, this one is big. Aromas of fresh mint, menthol, and freshly printed newspaper. The palate has a menthol cigarette flavor and more smoky,minty notes. This is very sweet with some additional light grassy notes. This is like no other sotol I’ve tasted, and I like it.

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