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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.

Maguey Melate Mexicano – Fortunato Hernandez

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas
372 reviews

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Bozal Cenizo

JDB

JDB
78 reviews

47% ABV, Lot # 012019
Earthiness and vinyl on the nose. Great minerality, lemon, rosemary, and bit of apple on the palate. A bit of overripe banana as well, walnut, and a smoked salmon flavor on the backend. A nice lingering heat and spiciness to this one as well. Really enjoyed this expression.

Maguey Melate Mexicano – Fortunato Hernandez

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn
497 reviews

Batch: FOR-MEX-001
Nose – Grassy. Slightly lactic. Orange citrus. White sugar crystals. Campfire coals.

Palate – Wild grass. Dry champagne. Rock candy. Orange peel. Oak embers. Long, long finish. Amazing flavors! Fortunato nails this one.

Alipus Destilado en Barro (San Miguel Sola)

HighWine

HighWine
64 reviews

Tio Leonardo
Bottle 308/516
Lot SMS002L/13
48.2% ABV

I get a ton of citrus in the nose on this, orange rind and lime leaf mixed with ocean air. It could be the presentation that accompanied the copita with beautiful fresh orange slices that is influencing my perception. So smooth in the mouth. Vanilla wafer cookies, honeycomb, verbena, and terra cota with fresh Italian parsley. Medium-full bodied. A wonderful sipper and I’m my Top 3 Alipus for sure.

El Silencio Espadin

Will

Will
8 reviews

Lot: 0422
Beautiful bottle at a very approachable price point. Kind of a syrupy caramel scent with a very smokey, earthy taste. Not too complex but could be great in mixed drinks if you’re looking for a smokey taste to come through. Because of the bottle and price point, this is probably going to be a staple on my shelf.

Unión Uno

Forpowder

Forpowder
16 reviews

40% Aromas from the bottle are smokey agave with some acetone. Taste more or less follows dominated by smoke and different paint thinner acetone-like flavors with some sweetness at the end

Kimo Sabe Reposado Rubedo

trdtrd

trdtrd
1 review

Abysmal drink, abysmal customer service

El Jolgorio Jabali

Victorconvallis

Victorconvallis
1 review

The 2015 editions are the best I have tasted so far; if you can find a bottle don’t hesitate to buy it.
The new special editions of this agave are a little less high in alcoholic content but they preserve the scenic of a good boar, a slight lactic note, great body with an exquisite minerality typical of Zoqui, if you have the opportunity to try a tepeztate of Don Chucho don’t hesitate to do it either

NETA Madrecuixe and Espadin

cagliostro

cagliostro
32 reviews

NETA Ranulfo Garcia Pacheco Madrecuixe Espadin (47%)

batch: ENSRAN2006

nose: quite lactic, butter, buttercream, pancakes, maybe ricotta, sweet apricots, figs, dates, super rich enticing nose, lemon zest, blueberry cheesecake

palate: rye bread croissant, just luxurious buttery goodness, baking spices, finishes more herbal, with a touch of berry acidity

10/10 ranulfo is a king

El Buho Especial Arroqueño

Will

Will
8 reviews

Had the pleasure of trying this mezcal at Claro, the owner’s restaurant in Brooklyn. Absolutely one of the smoothest I’ve tried. Hints of banana on the nose and in the taste plus agave and sugar. Just a hint of smoke. One of the best I’ve had.

Rezpiral Espadin – Abel Martinez

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn
497 reviews

Series #5.
Nose – Light aromas – icing sugar, lawn clippings, nutmeg.

Palate – Milky, spicy cinnamon – delicious! Mandarin orange. Fire-kissed grass. Animal cracker cookies and dry, smoked brisket in the finish. The heat is manageable but still packs a bit of a punch – call it a solid jab. All in all, fantastic stuff! Incredible espadin!

Solid Espadin. Light cotton candy. Dry mint. Salt. Grapefruit rind. Batch: V/2020

Del Maguey Wild Tepextate

Forpowder

Forpowder
16 reviews

Lot TEP-151 45% Aromas out of the bottle are green Jolly Ranchers cinnamon and acetone. A lot of brown leather flavors with some sour green pepper. Finishes with a burnt orange peppery kind of Funk.

5 Sentidos Espadillon

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn
497 reviews

Nose – Vanilla. Orange citrus. Scallions. Baked, crispy parmesan cheese.

Palate – Creamy, slight funk but delicious. Canned pear fruity sweetness. Cocktail onion. Peppermint heat, oak ember and vanilla finish which lasts in a very long, very pleasant aftertaste.

1 oz. sample from Tahona Mercado. I could definitely down more of this! ABV: 49.54%

Montelobos Espadin

Mezcajeff

Mezcajeff
1 review

Délicieux, agréable seul ou en cocktail. Rapport qualité prix imbattable.

Del Maguey Minero

Forpowder

Forpowder
16 reviews

Lot SCM -162 49% Aroma out of the bottle is sweet tropical ripe fruit with that beautiful acetone overtone. Incredibly mouth coating and smooth with sandalwood cedar and light smoke. This is one of my favorite mezcales I’ve ever had.

Mal Bien Tobaxiche

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn
497 reviews

Nose – Sugar snap peas. Sugar in the Raw crystals. A tad bit lactic. Sharp, inviting aromas.

Palate – Soft mouth feel. First hit: woody, sugary, slightly chalky flavor. Next sip and onward: A natural hot cinnamon heat, pine wood, lavender. Quality campfire ember and dry champagne finish. Damn this juice is gang busters! Huge thanks to MLR for sharing this 2 oz. sample with me – incredible stuff.

Honestly can’t remember when or why I bought this 375ml bottle. It is definitely an interesting combo of agaves. However, I don’t dig it that much. The notes are a bit sour and rancid like old wet leaves. A few reviewers have noted “paint” which is definitely accurate.. like the smell of a freshly opened paint can. I’m not super opposed to it but also not keen on it. I’ll keep it around to share with friends – still an interesting ensamble. FLA-ENS-001 batch.

Mezcalero No. 27

JDB

JDB
78 reviews

46% ABV, Batch: May, 2019
My wife purchased this bottle at Tahona Mercado in San Francisco in May 2022. I have had several of these Mezcalero releases and they are pretty special and unique. And to be frank, a few have been stellar and among the best mezcal that I have been lucky enough to enjoy. This ensemble is simply fantastic: sweetness from the espadin, floral notes from the jabalí, and a depth of flavor from the tepeztate, wow! I would add more exclamation points, but you get the idea. I get watermelon jolly rancher up front, a kiss of peach and grapefruit, and heat that hangs around like a warm summer evening. So incredibly delicious. Not sure I tasted the strawberry or anise that Jonny and COak mentioned, but I fully agree that this release is unique and robust. Will have to revisit (with my wife’s blessing of course). Got get a bottle if you can get your hands on one or get a sample if you can find one at your local mezcaleria.

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