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Alipús San Luis del Río 2018

HighWine

HighWine
65 reviews

Aroma of salt water taffy and roasted jalapeño skin. Spearmint and parsley present themselves in the nose along with red hot firewood. Sweet in the mouth in a pleasing way. Big and boozy is what stands out. Numbs the lips. Taste is clay, fresh parsley, and agricole. Medium-full bodied in the mouth skewing toward full. Hot but good.

Trying this one from the 100ml Melate bottle, which seems to be a different batch than the earlier reviews here (RAI-JUL-001).
The raicilla funkiness shines through here, and while not as good as the companion deer pechuga, this one isn’t bad at all. Lots of ‘mintyness’, sweetness, and right amount of funk. Also, some great heat at 50%.

Get some sweeter dates on the nose like Zack mentioned. Taste is more savory than sweet, but overall very delicious. I don’t get really any of the deer or guava that make this a pechuga, but there is a lot of complexities to enjoy. Also not as ‘funky’ as other raicilllas I’ve had, which makes this more approachable. I know this one was very polarizing, but I think it’s a really solid pechuga. I prefer this to the pure Maximilliana as well from this producer.

Vago Elote – Hijos de Aquilino Garcia

jmehrk35

jmehrk35
37 reviews

LOT: A_36_EL_21
49% ABV

A nice prickle on the initial nasal impact.
First aroma impression is sweet. The aroma opens with campfire popped corn with melted butter warming next to it. Citrus cuts in, like freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit. Just sliced jalapeno peppers (with ribs and seeds) on steroids compliment and balance the sweet corn and tart grapefruit citrus. Earthy, cinnamon, herbal, honeysuckle aromas develop as this mezcal opens up. Is there a touch of mint in the outfield here?
Buttery with generous heat on initial mouthfeel. The viscosity is evident on the glass.
Flavor matches the aroma but even more pronounced. Sweetness from the corn, brightness from the freshly cut grapefruit, butter and jalapeno dominate and entertain. The retro nasal here is insane …….. the outside of a fire pit toasted marshmallow provides the “smoke”.
You fight the finish – do I take another sip or do I let the finish evolve? (Let it evolve, it is forever building). This continues to develop long after your initial sip. Solid 4 stars. 5 stars for the bargain price (under 50). The sons have made their Dad proud. A must have

El Jolgorio Jabali

MezcAleman

MezcAleman
26 reviews

Edition 6 – Harvest 2021 – 52% – Bottle 39/210
Green pepper, fresh, crispy and very smoth despite its 52 %. Awesome!

The arroqueño is good and helps to subdue the cuixe sweetness. The aroma has a slight petrol thing happening. Overall ok to good.

Maguey Melate Cuixe – German Manzano Martinez

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas
373 reviews

Too much vanilla for me. Makes it taste sweeter than it is. A one and done

Derrumbes San Luis Potosi

Mezcal Mike

Mezcal Mike
16 reviews

Lote 48, 357/1750, 44.6%

Not my favorite at first. Chile dominant but fades evenly. I like the chile touch normally so that’s not a knock. I just can’t place its oddness; I may have to find a way to fit it into a flight to get past it. Luckily, at $44.99 it did not break the bank. I will come back to it. Would probably give it a 2.5 except that it’s weird so I give it a 3 for effort.

Siete Misterios Tobala

Chuey Agave

Chuey Agave
16 reviews

2021 tbl02/21
Bottle 919/1038

Nose: full nose with notes of minerals, agave, and citrus

Flavor: punch of agave flavor with notes of citrus and earthy minerals. You can tell this is clay pot and it taste great. Medium finish that is enjoyable.

My favorite from their line up so far.

Siete Misterios Coyote

Chuey Agave

Chuey Agave
16 reviews

2021 lote cyt02/21
Bottle 936/996

Nose: sweet agave nose but not very complex, slight mineral notes as well.

Flavor: This mezcal flacking that punch of flavor I expect from clay pot mezcal. It’s good but not great and the finish is short and not exciting.

Siete Misterios Espadin

Chuey Agave

Chuey Agave
16 reviews

2022 lote esp01/22
Bottle 1291/2080

Typical espadin nose agave, fruit, earth notes.

Flavor wise this is enjoyable but doesn’t have quite the finish I would expect from a 50%abv clay pot mezcal.

Incredible mezcal! This one is more advanced, and for special occasions when you want to blow someone away with the increíble complexity. Sensational!
The aroma starts with light perfume/floral, some charred pine, rock and tart lime. One of the best aromas in an agave spirit.
Taste is magnificent with dark earth, mint, spicy pine needles and red hot candy sizzle.
The finish is good and long, although slightly bitter and finishes with light sweetness.
The 56.1 % abv is barely noticed behind all of the sensational aromas and flavors. Más por favor!

La Medida Tobala

MezcAleman

MezcAleman
26 reviews

Very pleasant smell, soft without biting alcohol. Simple taste, easy to drink but also a bit disappointing for a Tobala. As an Espadin I would consider him interesting. still not a bad mezcal.

Rey Campero Chato

Tyler

Tyler
591 reviews

Have sipped this a few times over the years and moderately enjoyed it. Finally getting into an old sample. This is better than the regular RC Tobala release. Lots of organic green notes, green bean pods, watery papaya, ash, and orange peppers. August 2016 – Moreno’s exclusive batch, 49.6%.

Campanilla Ensamble

aarild

aarild
129 reviews

This the most fabulous salmiana I have ever had. Someone said, very enthusiastically, that it was like eating a burger with jalapeño and cheese, and there is some truth to that in my mind.
There is a vegetal quality over the aromas, a bit vague first, but you slowly get the notion of green bell peppers on a hot barbecue. On the palate, there is first jalapeño and vague lactic notes reminiscent of cheddar, but then suddenly there is an explosion of flavours coming on – cookie dough, cinnamon, guava, pear, dates, belota ham, green poblano chili, honey and a light touch of barbecue smoke. Great mouthfeel, minerality and viscosity. The very best from Campanilla, but alas a pretty rare batch. Hopefully, this family is in it for the long run. Lot ENDEU, bottle 21/38.

Maguey Melate Papalometl – Martinez

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas
373 reviews

Somewhere between 2 and 3 stars. Nothing remarkable. Will use in cocktails

La Luna Cupreata

Mezcal Mike

Mezcal Mike
16 reviews

Lot 66. I was prepared to be disappointed, but I am having a lucky day so far. Quite solid. Not the kind of complexity which warrants high prices, but it’s reasonable at $45.99. Jury might still be out.

Coyote Sotol Chihuahua

Mezcal Mike

Mezcal Mike
16 reviews

Full 4 stars no question. Lot 057. Spreads evenly across the palate and fades before returning for an encore that lasts. Presumably, if you like mezcal, you will like it very much. Eminently smooth at 50%. I’d purchase another of this one if I saw it.

Bozal Ensamble

Mezcal Mike

Mezcal Mike
16 reviews

Lot 00122. Before I got to the store, even as I pulled into the parking lot ostensibly to search for other wares, I had convinced myself that my initial attraction to this bottle was superficial. Perhaps overcome with optimism given my other finds, I erred on the side of adventure and scored this solid flavor. Nothing fancy, and I’d probably not replace it for the price I paid for it —$54.99— but it does deliver a relatively robust punch that settles nicely but does not linger too much. Worth a taste and I’m satisfied with my choice.

Balancan Tuxca

Mezcal Mike

Mezcal Mike
16 reviews

This one earns a full 4 stars. I saw this one (Lot TX001, bottle 150) collecting undeserved dust and happily claimed it.

Complexity is thorough from start to finish, thus leaving a pleasing taste right until the next one shortly thereafter. This was the last bottle at the store but I’ll keep my eye out for it elsewhere. Tremendous and worth the $86.99 plus tax.

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