Lalo is the GOAT and this batch is another example of why he’s the best. A delicious fall flavored offering dialed in to perfection.
This is a work of art. Black pepper, pizza dough, umami. I’m loving these mixtapes and it’s not a competition, but if I was to rate, Vol. 1 goes to Lalo, and this bottle from NETA won Vol. 2.
This is magic. Cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, coriander, earthiness like it was distilled in clay pots. Reminds me of cuishe in some ways. Incredible.
Solid Mezcal. Earthy and robust agave. The clay distillation comes through nicely, and ends with peppery spice. Does not disappoint, which is what I’ve come to expect with Real Minero.
I’ve read Jonny’s reviews about some Del Maguey Mezcals matching the art on the bottles, and that immediately came to mind when tasting this offering from El Jolgorio. The art on the bottle matches the psychedelic symphony on the pallet. Truly wonderful and a testament to the diversity of Mezcal.
Amazing! Caramel, cream, herbs, clay, and citrus. Perfect for an after dinner, digestif!
Lot: D-01-19 / Tobasiche-Espadin. This is some incredible juice! Banana, nuts, molasses, cinnamon, earthiness from the clay, slight roast, and new revelations with each sip. Every flavor has its place without ever being overly present. Thank you Lalo!
I drank this at my first dine in post coronavirus lockdown, and the restaurant’s hand sanitizer was especially fragrant that day, so I wasn’t able to get a good read on the nose. That said, cowboys aren’t sniffing their drinks to profile and this mezcal is straight out of a western. Bold and packing heat, with a toasted corn finish for good measure. Giddy up!
My first jabali and it didn’t disappoint. Unlike any other mezcal I’ve tried – finely focused fruit, floral, sweet and sour finish. Great to have among other mezcals, but not my “go to” for the entire evening.
Two releases made there way into the US as of 7/20 – a 46% and 53%. I had the latter, and it was fantastic. The mango really comes through in such a unique, natural way, and the habanero adds a nice, spicy finish. Highly recommend trying this – truly one of a kind.
Elegant and balanced from start to finish. Black pepper, tamed espadin, light smoke, and chicken meat. A real class act.
The Ramos family has done it again! Hard to believe this is 54%. Not as bright as the Verde, but the vegetal notes are very present, spearmint, vanilla, and an extremely well balanced spicy/smokey finish. This is a home run.
Awesome! Citrus, bbq, smokey, hint of vanilla. A lot of heat for 46%, but the lack of smoothness is made up by its complexity.
Very impressive! Bright, green, vegetal, spicy, and well rounded. Doesn’t change but in a good way. This is very well made and, for the price, it’s punching above its weight class.
Very well made Mexicano by master mezcalero Aquilino Garcia Lopez. Floral, earthy, and spicy with some heat, rich caramel, and a sweet finish. Complex and inviting.
This is a serious mezcal. It commands attention and takes you on a journey with every sip. Fruity, floral, earthy, and flavors I can’t identify yet. It’s complex and wonderful.
Great for what it is – a solid mixing mezcal. Smoke cuts through, nice agave flavor, sweet finish. Good to have around if you ever make cocktails.
Lot 04USA-19. It takes tremendous will power and discipline to drink this slowly. Nose: vanilla, green apples, mesquite, smoke. On the pallet the smoke is up front, but minerality quickly takes over and stays throughout, followed by peppers and a long sweet finish. Very, very enjoyable.
The karwinski misprint reminds me of some old vinyl records that were mispressed, and now being sold as rare collectibles. Agree with Mike’s review – the nose is reserved, the flavor is simplistic but extremely high quality. In addition to vanilla, slight vegetal notes, and smoke, there’s a deep raw honey flavor I really enjoy. This is a top quality mezcal from the world renowned Cortes family.