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Montelobos Tobala

This 100% cultivated agave Tobala mezcal has aromas of lemon, green pepper and pear. On the palate, there are notes of citrus, basil, roasted fig, macadamia, and truffle.

Rating: (7 reviews)
Brand:Montelobos Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O156X
Mezcalero:Aaron Alva Sanchez
Maguey:Tobala
Agave:Potatorum
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Puebla
ABV: 46.8%
Website: http://www.montelobos.com/, opens in new window
Ownership:Campari Group

About this mezcal

This mezcal is produced in Puebla using cultivated maguey Tobala. Montelobos Mezcal founder, Iván Saldaña, met the Alva family in Puebla who has been growing maguey Tobala for over 15 years. Maguey Tobala has been exploited since the mezcal boom began and from the very beginning, Montelobos committed to only use sustainable agave that is 100% cultivated without exploiting wild maguey. Additionally, Montelobos does not utilize pesticides or herbicides when farming agaves. This mezcal has aromas of lemon, green pepper and pear. On the palate, there are notes of citrus, basil, roasted fig, macadamia, and truffle.

See what our friends at Three Minute Tasting had to say about this one: S1:E8 Montelobos Tobala Mezcal Review

Montelobos Mezcal

Montelobos has business ties to William Grant & Sons, the makers of scotch whisky. Iván Saldaña, who has a background in molecular plant biology, founded Montelobos Mezcal. Saldaña worked with two mezcal-producing families in Oaxaca and Puebla. The mezcal is popular inside Mexico and is also exported. Montelobos Mezcal is committed to sustainability and has pledged to never use wild agaves in their mezcal production.

In October 2019, Montelobos was acquired by Campari (Davide Campari-Milano SpA). The acquisition also included Ancho Reyes chili liqueur, for a combined total of $35.7 million USD.

7 reviews

3.71 out of 5

aarild

aarild

71 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 months ago

My first attempt at a Mezcal from cultivated tobalá (at least that I know of). Some copper and toffee notes makes you think it is an espadin. Fruit is less pear, lime and or quince that I usually get from tobalás. Solid bottle, but the Montelobos ensamble, made of cultivated papalote/cupreata, espadin and tobalá is way more rewarding in flavours, and at a lower price.

edgy4sure

edgy4sure

37 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

excellent mezcal – you’re gonna love this one, I will always buy and/or order it. Motelobos make great mezcals (though I do avoid black label)

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

323 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Fresh cut grass, lemon, bubblegum (get that in a lot of Tobalas) and some sawdust. Short finish, well rounded. Nothing off putting at all, but also not really noteworthy in the tobala realm. Average

Wild Common

Wild Common

10 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Rich, buttery, and the Tobala comes through in the mid palate. Clean warm finish. ??

CasaDeGuero

CasaDeGuero

13 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Strong and sweet vanilla on the nose. Some alcohol smell underneath the sweetness. Hard to describe taste but it is somewhat smooth and enjoyable. Not overly complex. Very strong and lasting burn. Really good.

Batch: RD4540

Tyler

Tyler

532 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

A mezcal with some interesting flavors especially for $9 a pour. Although I’ve seen some retail bottles prices that were quite high. Notes of mango juice and dried fruit. Lots of green freshness along with tart grape juice. Didn’t catch the batch number.

Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

108 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Lot RD2761. I was pleasantly surprised by this, super smooth, little bit of fruit and hardly any bite. Was on a quest to try some new arroquenos and got persuaded into this one.

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