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“This one has got everything…”Remember Stefon, Bill Hader’s character on SNL? This Mexicano has so much going on I had to get a large notepad for all my thoughts.
This is amazing!
The aroma is really vibrant, a little funky, floral and some unusual things that I don’t have words for. Great!
The mouthfeel is very differetnt than the other Creador expressions–thick, oily and dark.
The taste is good and so different! It is complex and layered with grassy notes, a farmyard funk, leather, tobacco, dark molasses–but not sweet.
The finish is very nice with the flavors lingering and developing as you breathe.
This is an Advanced Placement mezcal. I could see some people not liking it as much as I do because of its uniqueness.
This is a wonderful ensamble. I like it far better than the straight espadín, and maybe a scotch less than the straight lumbre. The espadín does give it some more exciting flavors.
Aroma is great with creamy clay, berries and a whiff of baby powder.
The taste is very good and balanced, slight sweetness and good heat–but not as Red Hot spicy as the straight espadín.
Finish is ok/good with some pepper, light smoke and a slight bitterness as the finish cools.
Nose: light tropical fruit. Tart Mango, coconut, kiwi, green peppers, some tangy citrus
Palate: starts out with creamy mango, papaya, soft fruits, coconut flakes. Moves toward more earthy, cumin, and leathery. Some slate and spice. Then on the finish I get a bit of chocolate and more leather. Herbal peppermint and cinnamon lingers for a bit.
Good stuff. Not mind blowing but complex enough and a great example of Papalote.
Always good for the price. Sweet, citrus, nothing offensive here.
Creamy with a warm dry spicy finish. Complex, but just too heavy. Price point is too high as well. I think it’s a decent mixer but I have better cheaper mixers available.
Nose: nail polish remover, cantaloupe, melon, honey
Palate: chocolate, gasoline, sweetness
Finish: acidity, minerality
Thoughts: not that great to me. It really felt like nothing in particular stood out except for flavors I wouldn’t like. The mouth feel was good but flavors pretty muted and not exciting.
Nose: nail polish, sweeteness, strawberry, perfume
Palate: apple, cream soda, nuttiness, slight minerality
Finish: caramel and mineral
Thoughts: this is tasty. Nose is way different than the taste. Feels pretty full of flavor. Not overly sweet with a nice minerality at the end.
Lot ID: 70L-11-1-21-46.3
Nose: gamey smell, leather, light cheddar cheese, light caramel sweetness
Palate: caramel, flowers, minerality, goats milk caramel
Finish: light caramel. Strong but tasty minerality
Thoughts: I really like this. The bottle has been open awhile so I’m sure some of the flavors are a bit muted. If you’re looking caramel this is the one. I’ve tasted nothing with a better caramel flavor. So overall the theme for this is caramel. The minerality is also great. It’s hard to describe but that mineral flavor can be harsh and bitter sometimes. This is quite pleasant though
Bottle: 245 ABV 49.8%
Nose: sweet, candy, bell pepper, cotton candy
Palate: sweet, minerality, sugar water, a little bitterness, lychee
Finish: minerality, spring water
Thoughts: This was decent. I felt it had nice flavor but the mouth feel wasn’t that great. Starts pretty sweet and then that sweetness falls off and leads to a strong minerality with some bitterness. Not as complex as I would like.
Batch April 2022 bottle 33/70. Nose has citrus & teriyaki sauce. On the palate I get the acidic champagne flavors others get. Also reminds me of sour Skittles with a savory finish. A unique one.
Discovered this gem in Copenhagen at The Barking Dog. My favorite La Venenosa bottle to date. Really complex on the palate. Get chocolate covered berries, and sage with a long lasting finish.
YES YES YES! There is the clay! Not overdone at all. Really great!
The aroma is wonderful with fruit, creaminess, clay, ripe berries and a light touch of floral–WOW!
Taste is fantastic with good heat, clay and fruit.
The finish is a terrific balance of aroma and taste with a wisp of smoke that lasts a long time.
This is sensational. Más lumbre pro favor! Batch JALU1122
This is a solid espadín. I was hoping for more clay influences.
The aroma is the best part: redwood shavings, salinity, creamy sweetness.
Taste is overpowered with spicy Red-Hots. I get some river rock too.
The finish has good smoke but more Red-Hot candy spiciness. Not bad.
Overall pretty good. If you are looking for clay influence (like I do) then you can skip this one.
2022 batch CX-5 bottle 41
Nose: orange blossom, Jasmine, green karwinskii, mushroom,
Palate: WOW! A bursting delicious umami flavor. Green vegetal trunk flavor and a bit of citrus but with so much richness it really dominates everything else. I am becoming a huge fan of cirial agave. This is insanely drinkable and tasty in an indescribable way.
Nose: brown sugar! Notes of dates and figs.
Palate: Juicy brown sugar, dates, light smoke, pepper, green vegetation, agave, earth and minerals. Delicious and sweet.
Nose: green vegetation, classic madrecuixe woody trunk smell
Palate: Juicy, green madrecuixe goodness! Greens, mint, cinanamon and pure love.
Lot A34 bottle 580T date 03/22 Aromas out of the bottle are like I’m not sure if I can drink this. Smells like sours stinky feet. After a long time, I got brave and finally took a sip. This is not for me. After airing out for a hour it became more drinkable, but what’s the point. Not my style.
something mystical about coyotes!similar personality to this brands tobala but a little better.clay and funk on the nose.lots of subtle flavors.all-spice,black pepper and jalapeno on the palate.the finish is very soft with a slight barnyard funk and honey sweetness.clay all the way from start to finish.not as bold as other coyotes but this holds its own.again,this doesnt reveal its 50% abv .delicious!
solid tobala!may be rating this too soon.fresh bottle and may evolve into something greater with time.clay is front and center.reminds me of the great tio rey-vago expressions but more subtle.sweet clay nose and reserved.earthy soil and slight veggie sweetness on the palate.powdered sugar on the finish.very mild and soft heat to be 50% abv.this could easily be an assassin! goes down way to easy and very tasty!
Lot A42 bottle 1200T date 01/22 Tabernero Don Ruben Pena Fuentes 40.3% Aromas out of the bottle are nothing? Something light green milky. No alcohol. Flavors are not to my liking milky sour cake like. This will take some gitten used to. I’m going to consider this one a Dessert drink. Sugary cakey don’t like. This is stinky and unpleasant. What’s the point nasty