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Mezcalero No. 15

Mezcalero No. 15 was made with agave Sierra Negra, which is notably suave, and carries an impressive flavor that is unsurpassed.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Brand:Mezcalero Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O14X
Mezcalero:Don Baltazar Cruz Gomez
Agave:Sierra Negra
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Luis del Rio
ABV:47.2%
Batch size:1,128 bottles
Release year:2016
Website:http://alipususa.com/mezcalero/info
About this mezcal

Mezcalero No. 15 was made from semi-wild agave Sierra Negra from warm-climate mountain slopes. It was distilled by Baltazar Cruz in San Luis del Rio. Sierra Negra is notably suave. The nose on this Sierra Negra is a bit dry side and the body carries the same dryness and low viscosity.  This Mezcal was made with light touch and shows in the final product.

Mezcalero Mezcal

Each Mezcalero bottling is true to the fundamental batch nature of artisan Mezcal production. Each bottling is distilled from a single integral batch of agaves that are at least 50% wild or semi-wild, and usually 100%. These “silvestre” agaves take a lot of work to harvest: searching for days in the mountains, packing the agaves back on burros. After that, it takes a month of continuous labor to produce a single batch of Mezcalero, usually 600-700 bottles. Mezcalero is both a brand and an intention. The brand is a way for talented artisan distillers to work with, and gain part of their livelihood from, some very special agaves. The intention goes deeper: to help preserve a way of distilling that is also a way of life, deeply linked to the distiller’s family, to his social environs, to his pueblo, to an entire way of life largely deriving from indigenous culture that is at risk of rapid deterioration under pressure from the modernization of Mexico.

 

Craft Distillers’ tasting video

 

Tasting Notes: Mezcalero #15 on Mezcalistas

 

5 reviews

3.8 of out 5 stars


justsomedude

justsomedude

17 reviews
4 months ago

Fresh farmers cheese and berries on the nose balanced with earthy agave and clay. Solid clay pot backbone supports grilled fruit and agave. Very complex and constantly changing. At times the fruit is lost for smokey vegetal flavors and funky, almost like egg salad, salty and spicey flavors, then on the next sip the juicy fruit is back. The mouthfeel is like I’ve only experienced with A. Americana, I guess we’re calling it ‘suave’, whatever, it’s awesome. Finish lasts forever, not to acidic, not too drying, sweetness finally comes out and it’s like I just finished a satisfying Oaxacan meal. Improves after resting in the glass 10+ minutes, burnt my nose at first which is unusual for these Mezcalero releases which are often glass rested for considerable time. 86/100 after the fumes burn off

Fresh farmers cheese and berries on the nose balanced with earthy agave and clay. Solid clay pot backbone supports grilled fruit and agave. Very complex and constantly changing. At times the fruit is lost for smokey vegetal flavors and funky, almost like egg salad, salty and spicey flavors, then on the next sip the juicy fruit is back. The mouthfeel is like I’ve only experienced with A. Americana, I guess we’re calling it ‘suave’, whatever, it’s awesome. Finish last

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Rakhal

Rakhal

104 reviews
8 months ago

I first tried this one at the end of the night after I had had several other Mezcals so I assumed that my palate was just blown out. I tried it again as the first drink of the night but my impression is the same. To me this is the opposite of smooth. I get a lot of alcohol burn both at the beginning and the end. The finish is much Boozier then I would expect from this ABV. In fact all that I get on the finish is alcohol. The taste is very black pepper forward with some vegetal notes of artichoke and bison grass and something very mineral like graphite and cigarette ashes. It’s interesting enough but the harshness really turns me off. After reading the other reviews, if I hadn’t got it from such a reputable liquor store I would assume that someone had poured something else in the bottle. I look forward to letting my friends try it to get some different opinions.

I first tried this one at the end of the night after I had had several other Mezcals so I assumed that my palate was just blown out. I tried it again as the first drink of the night but my impression is the same. To me this is the opposite of smooth. I get a lot of alcohol burn both at the beginning and the end. The finish is much Boozier then I would expect from this ABV. In fact all that I get on the finish is alcohol. The taste is very black pepper forward with some vegetal notes of artich

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razorbackmike

razorbackmike

96 reviews
2 years ago

this is very spicy!the nose has hints of mint and smoke but is faint.the entry is strong with lots of black pepper.mid-way opens up with agave sweetness with floral notes.the finish is medium in length with more agave but the strong pepper lingers.very tasty.fits the americana profile.

Tyler

Tyler

333 reviews
3 years ago

Like Mezcalero no. 10 this Sierra Negra agave release has spice. It’s ashy on the nose and velvety on the tongue. I really enjoy the sweet minerality that turns into burnt spice in this Sierra Negra. The finish is lingering citrus smoke. Delicious stuff.

Jonny

Jonny

347 reviews
3 years ago

Very suave! This has lots of smoked fruit and a creamy texture that makes it very appealing. There is lilac and some peach perfume on the nose. It’s fruit forward, but the fruit doesn’t overpower the taste, which is balanced with a bit of smoke and vegetal notes.

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