WOW. Durango juice made by Oaxacan hands!!! I came across this Mezcal whilst in Oaxaca in Asis’s bar Mezcalogia. Great balance to this Mezcal as you would expect. Subtle charred oak smokiness, minerality lots of vanilla and caramel with lingering citrus notes. A little short on the finish but a great expression of Cenizo.
One of my favorite Mezcales by far. The nose, like Espadin, carries a lot of citrus and herbal notes backed with tropical fruit. I got fermented banana. On the palate, very smooth given the high alcohol content with a slight “grippyness” for want of a better word. All in all, the palate confirms the analysis of the nose.
Base on bottle 133/940 2014.
Lots of mineral on the nose, reminds me of wet clay but with some flora notes. On the palate, a pretty rounded Mezcal with the minerality turning into coco powder. I really like this Mezcal its not too challenging but has enough complexity to keep you interested.
I had the pleasure of visiting this palenque 2 years ago and was able to meet Don Faustino and tell him how much I love his Mezcal. One of the finest expressions of Espadin as far as I’m concerned. Lots citrus and tropical fruit with herbal notes and subtle smoke as the back bone of this Mezcal. Que Rico!