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Rey Campero Tobala

Rey Campero Tobala is made from wild and semi-cultivated agave harvested in and around Candelaria Yegolé, Oaxaca.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Brand:Rey Campero Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O185X
Mezcalero:Romulo Sanchez Parada
Agave:Tobala
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Pedro Martir
ABV: 48%
Website: http://www.mezcalreycampero.com/
About this mezcal

Rey Campero Tobala is made from agave Tobala that is harvested from about 6000 feet above sea level. The high altitude and cooler climate gives the Tobala a unique character. Given the small stature of this agave, it can take enormous amounts of Tobala to produce very small batches of mezcal.

Rey Campero Mezcal

Rey Campero represents the culture, tradition and art of Candelaria Yegolé, a small town in the Southern Highlands of Oaxaca, with a fertile ground on its slopes and canyons. It represents a people dedicated to the production of artisanal Mezcal, so one of its principles is to help producers of maguey, by creating job opportunities, but especially in finding markets for the best Mezcal. Rey Campero, means "King of the Countryside" and it was founded by the maestro mezcalero Romulo Sanchez Parada. Romulo learned how to make mezcal from his father, and he worked in the palenque until age 20. He lived and worked for several years in North Carolina while in his 20s before returning to Oaxaca in 2003. Each lot may vary slightly, so check your bottle for specific details about ABV.

6 reviews

4 of out 5 stars


Chris

Chris

36 reviews
1 year ago

DS003-TO Oct 2015 76/826. Found this at Specs in downtown Houston, which has a good a selection I’ve seen in the US so far. Earlier in the day I also went to the Specs at the Galleria, which had very little inventory, but they did have one bottle of the Oct 2014 Vago Mexicano, which has justifiably received high marks. (Cork rather than the silicone stoppers found on more recent Vago.) My third taster of the night is a bottle of the Marca Negra Dobadan XA012-17 I brought back from Mexico. These are all fine additions, with very different notes, but this really, really fine Tobala is the winner. I’ve tried to do
comparisons in the past within the same agave family and would like to see how the Rey Campero holds up against the Jolgorio Tobala, which is excellent too. If you are in Houston, definitely go to the Pastry War at 310 Main. Unfortunately, with a meeting the next morning, I had to behave.

DS003-TO Oct 2015 76/826. Found this at Specs in downtown Houston, which has a good a selection I’ve seen in the US so far. Earlier in the day I also went to the Specs at the Galleria, which had very little inventory, but they did have one bottle of the Oct 2014 Vago Mexicano, which has justifiably received high marks. (Cork rather than the silicone stoppers found on more recent Vago.) My third taster of the night is a bottle of the Marca Negra Dobadan XA012-17 I brought back from Mexico.

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Squashplayer

Squashplayer

26 reviews
2 years ago

Smooth and slightly sweet! Very little bite on the finish. A well done version of the noble Tobala.

Gfunk

Gfunk

13 reviews
2 years ago

Sweet nose, Sweet and grassy finish. Very smooth and balanced.

Jonny

Jonny

324 reviews
2 years ago

Lot DS002-70 from 2014. This has sweet aromas of honey and caramel. Like other Rey Campero, this is oily on the palate. Typically, I’m not crazy about oily mezcal, but this Tobala is nice. It’s not as sweet or as floral as other Tobala mezcal, but it still has some good subtleties of potatoes, turnips, and beets.

Tyler

Tyler

301 reviews
2 years ago

Decent tobala from Rey Campero. A bit hot with flavors more fruity than vegetal. Notes of leather, wood, and jalapeño. You don’t see this release around very often. Lot D5002-70 from July 2014.

3chainz

3chainz

19 reviews
2 years ago

Borderline sweet on the tongue…..agave forward. can drink this one all day and night

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