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Nuestra Soledad San Baltazar

Nuestra Soledad San Baltazar is a rich and full Mezcal that stays long on the palate. The agave Espadin that is used to make it grows at about 5,500 feet.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Brand:Nuestra Soledad Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O98X
Mezcalero:Gregorio Martinez Garcia
Agave:Espadin
Distillation:Copper
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Baltazar Guélavila
ABV: 47%
Website: www.eljolgoriomezcal.com/nuestra-soledad
About this mezcal

Nuestra Soledad San Baltazar is made with agave Espadin that is cultivated in the highlands, where strains of Espadin have been grown for over 100 years.  Don Gregoio’s Espadin grows at about 5,500 feet in limestone-heavy soil.  The concentration of sugars in his agave result in a refined Espadin with great character.  This is a rich and full Mezcal that stays long on the palate.

Nuestra Soledad Mezcal

Traditionally, mezcals from different villages have their own distinctive flavors and aromas, which reflect the differences between distilleries, the soil, the local water sources, the wood used, and of course, the nuances created by the hand of the Maestro Mezcalero.  Mezcal Nuestra Soledad is a single village Mezcal that showcases the differences between the villages of Santiago Matatlán, La Compañía Ejutla, San Luis del Rio, and San Baltazar Guelavila. Mezcal Nuestra Soledad (a name which pays homage to Our Lady the Virgin of Solitude, the patron saint of the city of Oaxaca) is born from an ancient tradition and hand-crafted to conserve and retain the centuries-old methods of cultivating and producing this Elixir of the Gods. Each different expression is made from 100% agave Espadín, by the producers of El Jolgorio mezcals, in Oaxaca, Mexico. Check the batch on your bottle, as the ABV may vary slightly.

4 reviews

3.5 of out 5 stars


Tyler on Aug 28, 2018

239 reviews

  • Overall:

Don’t see the San Baltazar Guel edition of Nuestra Soledad as often as the others. For me it is somewhere in the middle of the pack relative to the other Nuestra Soledad releases. I’ve never really been blow away with any mezcal from this region (the El Jolgorio Tepextate is an exception). This has a nice oily mouthfeel and notes of apple cider vinegar, fruit, lavender, and allspice. Definitely enjoyable but not very memorable. Edition 6 from 2015.

Jonny on Jun 8, 2017

258 reviews

  • Overall:

Edition 06 from 2015. Bottle 293/420. Very clean on the nose with slight hints of vanilla and lavender. It’s thick on the palate and a bit hot with a short finish. It has notes of orange peel and lemon. I like this one, but I prefer some of the other releases from Nuestra Soledad.

Marco on Jan 17, 2017

  • Overall:

Stars given in relation only to other single village espadin releases (Del Maguey & Alipus included.)
enticing, piquant aromas. citrus. spearmint. fresh ground black pepper.
coriander. dried chile pod. pineapple. over ripe tropical fruit perfume. hint of leather but not smokey.
on the palate:
immediate spicy, tropical juiciness. lovely. balanced, integrated minerality with no sense of heat. La Bomba Tuti Fruti!
textural, spiky minerals & a sprinkle of allspice. rich & fat. dusty volcanic finish.

Stars given in relation only to other single village espadin releases (Del Maguey & Alipus included.)
enticing, piquant aromas. citrus. spearmint. fresh ground black pepper.
coriander. dried chile pod. pineapple. over ripe tropical fruit perfume. hint of leather but not smokey.
on the palate:
immediate spicy, tropical juiciness. lovely. balanced, integrated minerality with no sense of heat. La Bomba Tuti Fruti!
textural, spiky minerals & a sprinkle of allspice. rich & fat. dusty volc

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rsidrys on Nov 2, 2016

16 reviews

  • Overall:

Solid Espadin with the usual smoke and earthiness you’d expect, with the addition of cinnamon overtones – first time I experienced that in a joven Mezcal.

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