Edition: 11. Rafael Mendez Cruz. Bottle 12/250. Smells like sweet ripe agave. Great espadin expression. Sugary, earthy and vegetal.
Tried this at a Cuentacuentos tasting and loved it. Found a bottle for myself 308/394. A fresh take on a madrecuixe. It’s not typical. Has that buttery complex layer that most don’t have. Deliciousness with depth. You won’t be disappointed.
I usually really enjoy puntas but can’t get into this one. The chemically quality is too prominent for me, don’t get enough flavors I enjoy. I’ve met plenty of people who love it. Try it for yourself.
The nose is so inviting, strong smells of cake frosting and sweet baked goods. The palate is similar, tastes like vanilla cupcakes it’s delicate but full bodied. Not a huge arroqueno fan but this is special, elite arroqueno. Try any bottle with Don Valente’s name on it, such a treat.
RMC-01. This is absolutely delicious. Rich, creamy and chocolate. Looking forward to trying Edgar’s own version some day.
Batch DARMC-01. 100/126. Edgar 2019. So rich and flavorful. Nutty, chocolatey and dark fruit. Great expression of cuishe from Minas.
Batch XI/2020. The nose reminds me of a barn and hay, with a floral side.
This is delicate, get notes of lavender, lemon peels, chalk. Interesting bicuishe.
The nose and palate has both vanilla beans, citrus zest and minerals. It’s on the drier side for my liking but still quality.
This is “1999” by Prince, rockin. Minerals from Mihuatlan, dark fruit and minty. Great espadin.
Lot: DPV02 bottle 6/25. Has a grassy sweet nose. The palate reminds me of Fresca soda, lemongrass and mint. Very different than the rest of the Dixeebe lineup.
Batch DH-T02 bottle 113/400. Nose is piney with sweet notes. It’s soft with apple notes, fruity. Nothing wrong with this but should cost a 1/3 of the price. Can’t recommend spending your $ on this. If you want to try Gregorio’s juice look for his Pierde Almas bottles.
Loving everything I’ve tried from the Sonido family so far. This is my favorite of the papalotes from Mal Bien that haven’t been rested in glass. This is chocolaty, creamy and a bit nutty. Pretty good value too. Don’t feel like I can get sick of this.
If you’ve never had clay distilled espadin try this. Great expression of clay. Has that slate, it’s earthy with dark fruit.
Lot TP001. This is bright, floral and fruity. Enjoyable. Nice expression of tepeztate.
Batch DTRMTR-02 5/60. Exclusive for Alamo City Liquors. Fresh peanuts on the nose. Delicious! Not too hot for 53.4%. Notes of peanuts, mint, chocolate and clay.
Getting a lot of minty notes from the El Rey Zapotecos that I’ve tried, as I do on this one. This is on the softer side with some green beans, coffee and fresh pepper, has a nice finish.
Nose is floral and green. Taste is minty, piney with a peppery finish.
Was plesantly suprised with this one. Nose has sweet mint. On the palate I definitely get the Christmas cookies, chocolate, mint and pine.
The standout of agave mixtape vol 8. On the nose and palate, I get dark fruit, coffee, and lactic notes. The espadin provides a sweetness to the dry characteristics of bicuixe.
Batch SNALB03-21. Alberto consistently makes great mezcal. I’ve luckily been able to hike with him to see his majestic Sierra Negra plants. This batch isn’t quite as good as the others I’ve tried in the past. The finish isn’t quite as long and great as the others. Snickerdoodle cookies, black pepper and green beans.
Enjoyable Miahuatlan ensamble. Lots of agave in here, hard to pick them each out, definitely seems Karwinski forward. Nose has fresh rain water and fresh greens. On the palate, I get cherry and minerals. It’s delicate and has a nice long clean finish.