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Sotoleros Lupe Ensamble

Lupe López produces sotol, lechuguilla, and sotol/agave ensambles in Madera, Chihuahua. His first ensamble under the Sotoleros label was composed of equal parts agave Angustifolia, agave Shrevei, and dasylirion Wheeleri.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave, Sotol
Cost:$$$
Brand:Sotoleros
Sotolero:Lupe López
Agave:Angustifolia, Shrevei
Dasylirion:Wheeleri
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble, Joven
State:Chihuahua
Town:Madera
ABV: 46.1%
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.sotoleros.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Lupe López produces sotol, lechuguilla, and sotol/agave ensambles in Madera, Chihuahua. He was trained by Maestro Bienvenido Fernández. After his apprenticeship, he began distilling in his ranch which neighbors the state of Sonora. The agave Angustifolia which grows in his region is the same used in Bacanora.

Lupe harvests wild plants and cooks them underground for 3-4 days with oak wood and stone. He uses spring water as his source and ferments in wooden vats buried underground. Next, he distills in copper pot stills with a wooden top. After two distillations, Lupe adjusts his final product with distilled water.

Sotoleros

Sotoleros is a collection of traditional distillates from northern Mexico, which seeks to represent the tradition, art and culture of the region. Products from this brand began appearing on shelves in early 2021. Sotoleros has a connection with the legendary brand Clande Sotol - the colors on the bottle labels follow a similar pattern too. However, Soloteros is not a "rebrand" and the exact history between the two brands is unknown.

2 reviews

4 out of 5

TzotollineRaramuri

TzotollineRaramuri

75 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars9 months ago

1oz sample; unknown Lot/Bottle #s
?- clear
?- drying impact with light warming.
Aromas of mandarin, orange, papaya, guava, quince paste, alfalfa, hay, mint, fennel, sprouts, rose petals, asparagus, dusty chalk, desert floor.
Adequate & complex production.
Average length and fine character.
?- coating effect with astringent highlights; sufficient smooth alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour & bitter taste, with sweet highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of sour wild raw honey, ripe tropical fruit, citrus, ginger, spice, mint, rosemary.
Medium concentrated flavor intensity, slightly complex, harmonious balance.
Pleasant and very long finish.
Excellent overall impression.

*very complex with lots of character, and well balanced.

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1oz sample; unknown Lot/Bottle #s
?- clear
?- drying impact with light warming.
Aromas of mandarin, orange, papaya, guava, quince paste, alfalfa, hay, mint, fennel, sprouts, rose petals, asparagus, dusty chalk, desert floor.
Adequate & complex production.
Average length and fine character.
?- coating effect with astringent highlights; sufficient smooth alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour & bitter taste, with sweet highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of sour wild raw honey, ripe trop

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Rakhal

Rakhal

317 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars9 months ago

Lots of different citrus notes. Tangerines, Satsumas, Oranges, incense, and peppermint Altoids. This is quite good and very similar in flavor to his Clande Ensambles.

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