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Mezcalosfera Tobala – Don Ageo

Mezcalosfera Tobala is produced by Don Ageo Cortes, who is the son of famed maestro mezcalero Felipe Cortes.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$$
Brand:Mezcalosfera de Mezcaloteca
Mezcalero:Ageo Cortés
Maguey:Tobala
Agave:Potatorum
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Refrescador
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Miahuatlán
ABV: 48.38%
Batch size: Lot 06USA-19: 200 liters
Release year: 2020
Website: https://www.mezcaloteca.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Mezcalosfera Tobala from Don Ageo Cortes is made with Agave potatorum that are cooked in an underground oven for 8-10 days. The agave are milled after the cook by ox drawn tahona. The milled agave are fermented in open air tinas for 3-8 days and then double distilled in a copper refrescadera still.

Mezcalosfera de Mezcaloteca

Mezcalosfera de Mezcaloteca is the exported bottling from Mezcaloteca, the famous bar in Oaxaca City that is renowned for their educational tastings. They source all of their agave spirits directly from producers in seldom-traveled parts of Oaxaca that are often hard to get to. They put an exceptional amount of information on their labels, and all of their releases are very small batches that exhibit the most unique characteristics of mezcal. Though only a few batches have been brought into the US, there are dozens upon dozens of different varieties available for sale at their tasting room in Oaxaca City. Most of their spirits are labeled “Aguardiente de Agave”, however all of their limited exports are certified “Mezcal”. These mezcals are imported into the United States by Heavy Metl Premium Imports, which also imports popular brands Mezcal Real Minero and Rey Campero Mezcal.

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3 reviews

3.67 out of 5

cagliostro

cagliostro

25 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Mezcalosfera Ageo Cortes Tobala (48.38%)

Lot: 06USA-19

nose: funky rotting fruits, sharpies, guava, dusty basement, bit of cotton candy, grape jolly rancher (i like them i know a lot don’t), pecan wood, sharp bell pepper, juicy fruit gum

palate: nutty, dryer sheets, quite big, juicy fruit gum, baking apples, finish hangs in cajeta chocolate tobacco realm and takes its time

I’m reviewing this bottle at about a quarter remaining, and I feel it changed quite a bit as I progressed through it. definitely preferred it in its first half to its current state. more funky fruits, more bombastic generally, and I recall no impression of dryer sheets or sharpies. also tasted in the wake of that mal bien ageo verde which is just… that’s a tough act to follow man. a bit of that drying finish here. this one’s quite unique and idk if my review does it justice really. 6/10 for me right now though I do recall thinking it pretty great earlier on.

Mezcalosfera Ageo Cortes Tobala (48.38%)
Lot: 06USA-19
nose: funky rotting fruits, sharpies, guava, dusty basement, bit of cotton candy, grape jolly rancher (i like them i know a lot don’t), pecan wood, sharp bell pepper, juicy fruit gum
palate: nutty, dryer sheets, quite big, juicy fruit gum, baking apples, finish hangs in cajeta chocolate tobacco realm and takes its time
I’m reviewing this bottle at about a quarter remaining, and I feel it changed quite a bit as I progressed throug

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GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

362 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars9 months ago

Pour from Comedor, Austin. Nose is juicy fruit gum. Palate is more of the same, staying between the lanes of bitter and sweet. Finish is short but more of the same. Enjoyable, but didnt wow me.

COak

COak

195 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Lote: 06USA-19. This is really flavorful and is similar to a tobala I’ve had from his father at Mezcaloteca. It’s jammy, with flavors of grape spree candy and fig Newtons. It’s really unique and worth trying.

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