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Lot D5015-J / produced Oct 19 / btl 236/598
The perfect example of a Jabali expression. Not only one of my favorite Jabali’s but one of my favorite offerings from Rey Campero.
Soft green vegetal notes. There is a green pepper note along with coconut water which is nice. There are some subtle herbal notes which are nice. I’m rarely wowed by Tobala mezcales and this one is just fine. For $150/bottle I’d probably seek out a Tobala from a different brand at the same or lower price with a higher ABV. No batch info; this was a sample received in January 2021.
Full-flavored Espadin at 42% ABV. There is a big red apple note on this one almost like an apple brandy. Fruit forward. Short finish and not very complex but still enjoyable. For $80/bottle I’d prefer a bit higher ABV. No batch info; this was a sample received in January 2021.
I was excited for this pechuga but it was high in spice and lacked the unique flavors accustomed with pechugas. Seems like it was a cheap espadin that wasnt good that they tried to enhance.
Ordered this a restaurant for my birthday so I didn’t catch the batch no. But it was tasty. Very classic karwinskii in terms of flavours and aromas. Green, vegetal, etc. Would try again.
Lote 1 / Papalote / 43%
This $55 bottle drinks like some of my $100 bottles. A very excellent expression of Cupreata at any price point but it just happens to be a value bottle.
Spicy astringency, some smoke on the nose. A nice blend that is versatile as a sipper or a mixer for a fair price.
0414TG. Jumping down the rabbit hole into Guerrero papalotes started with this one after reading other reviews. The notes on this have been well documented, nose has strawberry frosting. On the palate I get fresh berries and chocolate. It really is complex and you will pick up different flavors with each revisit.
Batch 0520RC. Not as good as Refugio’s papalote en vidrio but still really good and worth trying. Bright mezcal with chocolate/ coffee notes.
Lot: DS001-ECT (Sept. 2017) Bottle: 184/1858
Nose – Extremely well balanced between the tepeztate (sweet & spicy green pepper), cuishe (floral) and espadin (to round ’em out).
Palate – The sweet aspect is like chewing two types of gum – classic bubble gum and Big Red (more cinnamon). Some movie theater popcorn salinity (and slight, slight butteriness) in the finish. Tangy, sweet and ideal heat. I really, really like this ensamble – very enjoyable.
Awesome stuff, I wish I could have bought a bottle of this! Great bottle that had very little left.
Thus one was weird and very well done. Not my absolute favorite but can’t knock the craftsmanship, still really well done.
I thought this was a fine Cupreata offering from Refugio Calzada, I like the Mal Bien project.
I liked this expression of Toba very much, would like to buy a bottle.
Very good, not overly funky but definitely a very in your face type of raicillia. Worth a try!
My favorite offering from the Mezonte line. This is a beast of a Lechuguilla and I’m for it. Will be buying a bottle as soon as I find one.
For the price I was a bit underwhelmed but I still enjoyed this, I just wouldnt buy a bottle.
This was one of my favorite Ensambles ever. Appreciative I was able to try it in its prime!
This bottle had been open for a long time and the juice had plenty of time to open up, I found this to be a great expression. It was not my favorite of the night but was happy to have had a chance to try this project before it’s gone forever.
This was a much more subtle offering that I found quite pleasant. I ordered a bottle after trying this as it’s very good for the price point.