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Fidencio ‘Single Cask Nation’ Reposado

Oct 6, 2020

I ADORE SCN. They’re one of my favorite bottlers of anything, so I had to get this back when it was released. This is my first time doing a formal review.
Vanilla, butter, charcoal barbecue smoke, lime juice, chalk, fresh concrete. Tonight, I realized just how much I like mezcal. Salud!

Maguey Melate Pechuga – Rodrigo Martinez Mendez

Oct 6, 2020

Smacked in the face with tropical fruits. overripe pineapple with the skin, bananas. Strawberry, blueberry. without any exaggeration, a fruit smoothie. another incredible Melate. WOW

Maguey Melate Pulquero – Felix Hernandez Ruiz

Oct 6, 2020

Wow. I don’t know mezcal well, but this is outstanding. I have a very limited mezcal vocabulary, but I’ll do my best.

Vegetal and incredibly green: bamboo shoots, artichokes, hearts of palm (wisps of vinegar). even lettuces
Pink peppercorns, white flowers, boiled potatoes. this is incredible. My first from Maguey Melate. looking forward to so so many more

Edit a bit later: I still get the above, but way more sweetness has come out, and layers of vanilla I don’t remember from before. the floral aspect has increased 10 fold, the vegetal aspect is perhaps the same, and the slight bits of starchiness are gone. the green has faded a bit and a white creamy floral vibe has taken its place. Still delicious, still a delight.

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