Sacrificio Reposado is aged three months in untoasted brandy barrels before bottling. It’s slightly smoky, medium finish.
|Rating:||(5 reviews) - Write a review|
|Brand:||Sacrificio Mezcal, Total Wine Spirits Direct|
|Mezcalero:||Eric Hernandez, Manuel Benet|
|Age of plant:||10 years|
|Website:||http://www.mezcalsacrificio.com, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Sacrificio Reposado is made with agave Espadin in Tlacolula, Oaxaca by distiller Manuel Benet and mezcalero Eric Hernandez. The agave is roasted using mesquite and ocote pine. It’s is naturally fermented and double-distilled. The first distillation is in steel and the second is in copper. Unlike the Joven, this mezcal is aged in untoasted brandy barrels for three months before bottling. It is 40% ABV.
Destilería Sacrificio was conceived in 2011 with the mission of creating premium hand crafted mezcal. Mezcal Sacrificio is harvested and produced in Tlacolula, Oaxaca. According to Sacrificio, their mezcal is best to drink it at 18 Celsius (66 Farenheit), sipped but also as a mixer for drinks, especially with mild citric fruits like lemon, orange and grapefruit.
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A little bit tough for me to score this one, since it’s my first barrel aged mezcal. 2019, Lote MSR-001. Floral aroma with pretty minimal smoke. I don’t get much of the oak barrel either on the nose or palate, which I think is likely due to the untoasted barrels being used. Sweet finish that doesn’t linger. I enjoyed this one, decent sipper, and look forward to trying other aged expressions in the future with this as my reference point.
Not a bad sipper at all. Notes of citrus and cinnamon. Oily and rich on the tongue. Woody finish. Lacks punch and clarity at only 80 proof. Lot MSR-007 from 2015. I would probably give it another half star, but I prefer jovens over reposados and anejos.
Mezcal de Piña5 reviews
For sipping it’s not bad – floral, pleasant, and slightly aged tasting. It’s been really good in cocktails, especially more fruit forward ones like margaritas and Paloma’s. Sticking to cocktails with this one. Not exceptional but solid.
Better than the Sacrificio joven. Still quite muted in comparison but a bit more flavor with notes of soft bitter chocolate, honey, spring water, and lemon. This would probably be good in a cocktail. Lot MSR-008 from 2016.
Lot MSR-008. Very floral for a reposado. Doesn’t quite taste like a typical reposado as it’s much brighter and vibrant. The reposado from most other mezcal companies is done in charred barrels, and I think the uncharred element of the Sacrificio aging really makes a key difference. This is a very unique reposado. I like this 100 times more than the Sacrificio Joven. This is good for cocktails and sipping.