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Lamata Masparillo Durango – Cruz

Rakhal

Rakhal
382 reviews

Lot MAS-C 05-2019
I thought I was buying a replacement bottle for the Lamata Masparillo that I had almost finished. It was confusing because this had the same lot number but I didn’t notice that it was a different Mezcalero. This is very good though, my third bottle of Mezcal made with this agave and I like them all a lot! This one starts off sweet in the mouth and then gets really dry and green and salty with a slight bitterness. It’s got a thin mouth feel too but even though all these characteristics aren’t usually my favorite, it all works with this one. Vanilla frosting, celery, lettuce, spearmint, table salt, green tea, and a finish that tastes like applesauce. Damn good.

Maguey Melate Inaequidens – Miguel Ortiz Villagomez

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas
372 reviews

Different. Not sure if I enjoy it yet. Will revisit

Mal Bien Alto

little_agave

little_agave
10 reviews

Aroma:
Palate: fresh, green, melon
Batch: Tasting event. Didn’t get batch

Mal Bien Mexicano – Sanchez

little_agave

little_agave
10 reviews

Aroma: musty
Palate: roasted squash
Batch: agave mix tape 8

Macurichos Espadin con Cacao

little_agave

little_agave
10 reviews

Holy wow this was a delightful surprise.
Aroma: hints of coco, earthen, backed by vegetal note
Palate: certainly cocoa on the tongue. the espadin pairing is delightful
Batch: Tasting event. Didn’t catch batch number.

Bozal Ensamble

Forpowder

Forpowder
16 reviews

Lot 322 47% Pueblo M. Y Etla. Aroma from the bottle reminds me of sweet pouch tobacco leaf and nail polish with a lemon-like scent to it. The flavor reminds me of green grass, Sage with a nice balance of smoky bitter cactus.

Vago Espadin en Barro

little_agave

little_agave
10 reviews

Aroma:
Palate: Enjoyed this.
Batch: Tasting event. Didn’t catch batch number.

5 Sentidos Arroqueño – Tio Pedro

little_agave

little_agave
10 reviews

Aroma:
Palate: Rustic long tasty finish.
Batch: Tasting event. Didn’t catch batch number.

Hacienda Oponguio Ineaquidens Frutal

little_agave

little_agave
10 reviews

Aroma:
Palate: Good
Batch: Tasting event. Didn’t catch batch number.

Maguey Melate Tepextate – Hermogenes Vasquez

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn
497 reviews

Batch: HER-TEP-001 (Bottle: 115)
Nose – Peppermint. Fresh jalapeno flesh. Lemon peel.

Palate – On the sweet, sugary side for a Tepeztate but still so good. Green grapes. Oak embers. Not detecting the usual vegetal flavor notes either. Vanilla cream and a nice, dry finish. This just frickin’ works!

Mal Bien Quiote de Alto

montella

montella
9 reviews

Very special. If you’re in the mood for something refreshing, this is it. I can picture myself drinking it on the deck on a hot day by the lake. Fragrant watermelon, cucumber, slight citric and lactic notes. Easy drinking but sufficiently complex

La Remilgosa Lechuguilla

montella

montella
9 reviews

Probably my personal favourite from Mexico in a bottle event in SF. Extremely unique and well produced. Even at 53% it didn’t feel overbearing at all. Creamy, sweet agave moving into a tobacco, musty presence with a bit of cacao. Satisfying, long finish. I’d get a bottle!

Maguey Melate Jabali – Ildefonso Macedas Ginez

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas
372 reviews

Maguey Melate finally getting on track with these

Batch: ROD-PEC-001.
Nose – Fruit Loops cereal. Orange citrus. Picking up more espadin than the pechuga components but it’s quite nice.

Palate – Bitter entry. Heavy, almost syrupy, black licorice flavors. Big banana runt candy note. Dry finish. Vanilla and oddly enough, shrimp shells, pop up in the aftertaste. Disappointedly, I get no trace of the intended meat. The aromas on this are great but the ever-important flavors just don’t land for me.

Batch: DEE-JUL-001
Nose – Dates. Brown sugar (a lot!) and oatmeal. Funky clay (although it is copper distilled). Vibrant, funky and sweet aromas – love what I’m smelling here.

Palate – Brown sugar bomb. Tasty, gamey venison. Fig newton cookies. Celery leaf. Sprinkle of anise. Mouth feel is very thin, but the flavors are potent. Long, meaty and again, brown sugar for days in the finish. Lemongrass comes in the aftertaste.

This pechuga may not be for everyone but it’s for me. I love when I’m able to taste the meat. The slight downside is that this pechuga is potentially overly sweet (brown sugar explosion) which throws the balance off a bit. All said though, I really enjoy this.

Chacolo Presa Grande

cagliostro

cagliostro
32 reviews

Chacolo Presa Grande lote 002 january 2020 (47.1%)

nose: super bright cherry limeade, gingerbread, engine oil, roasted turnips, soft floral pears, bit of roasted guava, raita

palate: a glistening acidity balanced with rich holiday sweetness – allspice figs and rich chestnuts, pink lemonade, very mild creamy cheese

mouthfeel is lovely, finish hangs for days. 9/10 straight money.

5 Sentidos de Horno

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn
497 reviews

Nose – Raisins. Brown sugar. Dandelion.

Palate – Leather. Green tea. Maple sap. Chalky bitterness and mouthwash heat in the finish. Adequate heat for 49.05% ABV. Decent mezcal.

Lamata Lamparillo

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn
497 reviews

Lot: LAM-S 12-1-2020 (80 L)
Nose – Cocktail onion. Fresh cut pine. Sugar water. Black pepper.

Palate – Grassy. Fried green peppers. BBQ grilled onions. A combination of spicy pepper and black pepper heat hits after a second – a pleasant intensity throughout. Anise and pine in the finish.

Tasty mezcal – slight knock is it is a tad heavy with the anise on the back end. But still great stuff, I enjoyed this!

Vago Madre Cuixe – Emigdio Jarquin Ramirez

Forpowder

Forpowder
16 reviews

Lot E 13 MC 18 49.8% Aromas out of the bottle are like being in a desert full of cactus and musty dirt with the typical strong acetone overtones. Flavors are hot with cinnamon and burnt orange and Woody flavors along with Green Cactus. Little to no smoke. The Finish is incredibly long with a toasted licorice root like flavor amazing Mezcal.

La Luna Cupreata

Forpowder

Forpowder
16 reviews

Lote 66 46.12% Aromas out of the bottle are fingernail polish acetone but in a good way, tropical ripe fruit with some smoke. Flavors are similar with light fruits and veggies with smoke.

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