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Mezcalero No. 21

Mezcalero No. 21 was made by Don Baltazar Cruz, who is also responsible for Mezcalero No. 15, Mezcalero No. 19, and Alipus San Luis.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Brand:Mezcalero Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O14X
Mezcalero:Don Baltazar Cruz Gomez
Agave:Cirial, Tepeztate, Tobala
Distillation:Copper
Style:Aged in Glass
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Luis del Rio
ABV: 48%
Release year: 2018
Website: http://craftdistillers.com/trade-info/mezcalero-info/
About this mezcal

Mezcalero No. 21 is made with wild agave Cirial (noted for sweetness, high acid, dark-chocolate notes), wild agave Tepeztate (earthy, vegetal, intense), and wild agave Tobalá (elegant and refined). The Tepeztate-Tobalá play well against each other, and the Cirial induces a soft, fruity, and balanced intensity. After distillation, this rested 22 months in glass. The batch has a total of 744 bottles.

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.

4 reviews

4.3 of out 5 stars


justsomedude

justsomedude

17 reviews
5 days ago

Soft and complex if not well integrated. Nose is delicate and bright with honeydew, and green bell pepper. Palate belies the nose with more savory flavors of green plantain, earth, mineral fighting sweet berry and tropical fruit. The sweet and fruit loses out until the finish which is hard to pin down… delicate soft fruit flavors flash for a moment then get overwhelmed by minerality and astringency. I get a lot of different flavors but I don’t think they mesh particularly well and the finish is not super tasty 80/100

Soft and complex if not well integrated. Nose is delicate and bright with honeydew, and green bell pepper. Palate belies the nose with more savory flavors of green plantain, earth, mineral fighting sweet berry and tropical fruit. The sweet and fruit loses out until the finish which is hard to pin down… delicate soft fruit flavors flash for a moment then get overwhelmed by minerality and astringency. I get a lot of different flavors but I don’t think they mesh particularly well and th

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2 months ago

Light melon on the nose with a little bbqed pork and smoke.
Pineapple is the first thing that comes to mind. A lingering woodsmoke. A lot of sweetness almost like palm sugar when combined with the fruit notes. Really great bottle.

Rakhal

Rakhal

104 reviews
5 months ago

Spearmint, wood fired tri-tip steak, banana, magnolia flower, roasted pineapple, and brown sugar. Yum. I like the Mezcalero series a lot!

Jonny

Jonny

341 reviews
1 year ago

Very subtle and light aromas. A bit sharp on the palate but not in an unpleasant way. This is actually really good! Some Mezcalero Mezcals are NEXT LEVEL like the Mezcalero 8, 13, 15, 16, or 20j. Those are my favorites of those I’ve tried so far. This is unfortunately not one of them, but it’s still really, really good. With Mezcalero, the bar so high! Tasting notes of dark fruit and pineapple. Definitely need to grab another taste of this.

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