Batch PM02, 44.3%. Smells of hot rotting fruits (in a good way), musty, leathery with a slight salinity. Medium light bodied. Tastes dry, leather, smarties and smoke. While this mezcal is good, it just seems to lack any flavors or tastes that are outstanding. For what it cost I’d pass next time.
Smells sweet and earthy. Bell peppers, slight oak smoke, tart and sweet cherries. Medium body. Tastes sweet, earthy. licorice, peppery, vegetal. Tasty mezcal this bottle. I think had the proportions of Cuishe and Sierrudo been switch, it would have been a .5 higher from me, since I enjoy Karwinskii flavors more than Americana typically. Still a solid mezcal.
Produced Spring 2014, bottle 60 / 306, lot A7-03. My bottle has an orange band around the bottom as apposed to green. Smells dense, earthy, roasted agave with maybe a hint of clay influence? Thick and viscous. Tastes sweet with citrus, mint, and a vegetal earthiness. Overall a very solid Arroqueno. I would say Del Maguey Arroqueno is slightly better.