This is a fun bottle with alot going on. Definitely picking up on fruity, earthy, and rich gamey flavors. This is just my initial rank, I want to revisit in a month and update.
Lot SDA-191 / 48%
This one doesnt really resonate with me much. It’s really smokey on the nose and has a Metalic quality I’m not so fond of. I like the viscosity and mouthfeel of it. I use this one for cocktails.
I like this! I like most offerings I’ve tried from Durango and Cenizo. It’s light smoke, medium funk, and quite a sweet fruitiness to it. This is not a complex offering, but that is a good thing sometimes. It’s an absolutely solid Cenizo offering at a decent price point.
El Agave has it nailed for the tasting notes. The finish is so clean, it maintains this refined quality that I like very much. I find Americana to be hit or miss for my palate but this one was crafted expertly. Great expression!
Lot A-05-EM-19 / 50.5% / 89% Espadin & 11% Mexicano
Shewww, I was really into this one. The overripe agave makes for an incrediblely complex and deeply flavorful mezcal when shepherded properly, and Aquilino did just that. Thankful I got to try a pour, I will be looking to hopefully get lucky and try it again.
Batch ARM-01 / btl 74/242 / 54%
I LOVED this ensamble. It had so much complexity and so much Oomph behind it. Definitely some fun agave varieties were used in this ensamble, I would try again!
Excellent expression of Arroqueno from VR, I would go as far as to say its my standard for the varietal. This specific bottle propelled me down the path of interesting and well-crafted Arroqueno’s. Definitely worth a try or buy!
Not the best but not the worst. I actually think I enjoyed this pour more when the bottle was freshly opened opposed to a few months in. Nothing overly exciting, just an interesting papalote Pechuga for a good price ($85)
Batch ETZTX01-18. I enjoyed this one. It was a good blend that left little to be desired. Great job as usual from 5S
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.
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.
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!