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Wine critic from the beginning. Based in Europe. I'm especially fond of beverages with savory notes which is why I love mezcal.
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Los Danzantes (Los Nahuales) Joven

Mar 25, 2021

47% ABV but very well integrated on the nose. But at the same time quite restrained nose. Agave, bacon fat, sage ans a hint of smoke. 3/5
More flavour on the palate. More smoke and also green leaves and grass. 4/5

012917 bottle nr 353/1060

3,5 total

El Jolgorio Pechuga

Dec 9, 2018

Overall this is a great mezcal/pechuga. But considering the price tag I would have hoped for a bit more wow-factor. It starts off with smoky coal, then a nice minerality followed by citrus like lemon and grapefruit. It also has a mild note of turkey ham towards the end. Dark chocolate on the palate. I would have liked more notes for the pechuga treatment. Still good though.

Scent: 4/5
Mouthfeel: 4/5

El Recuerdo de Oaxaca Joven

Dec 9, 2018

Does mass production on an industrial scale equals a bad mezcal? Not necessarily…I quite like this one. It’s a solid mezcal with good value. Notes of smoke, mineral and cooked agave. Dark chocolate on the palate. Great for drinks.

Scent: 3.5/5
Mouthfeel: 3/5

Pescador de Sueños Coyote

Aug 15, 2018

This is not necessarily bad but it’s not what I’m looking for in a mezcal. This, to me, smells exactly like a margherita cocktail: salt, tequila and citrus like lime and oranges. Not much else and therefore quite boring in my opinion.

Some dark chocolate on the palate.

Scent: 2
Mouthfeel: 3

Mexicat Joven

Aug 15, 2018

3,5 for this joven mezcal.

Notes of smoke, white fleshed stone fruit like apples and pears together with cooked agave. Quite enjoyable but no wow-factor. Probably great in a cocktail.

Scent: 4/5
Mouthfeel: 3/5

Santo de Piedra Mezcal

Aug 12, 2018

This is one of my absolute favourites. It’s truly unique, interesting and delicious.

If you could buy minerality in a bottle it would smell like this. It smells like soil and wet gravel after the rain. Forest floor and a hint of cherries.

Dark chocolate on the palate.

Scent: 5/5
Mouthfeel: 4/5

Aprendiz Espadin

Aug 11, 2018

Notes of sweet vanilla, paint, dairy and some jalapeño on the palate. Nice but nothing to get excited about. Probably alright for drinks.

Scent: 3,5/5
Mouthfeel: 3/5

Pierde Almas Espadin

Aug 10, 2018

Quite anonymous notes of vanilla, marzipan and smoke. Floral palate.

Scent: 2/5
Mouthfeel: 2/5

Pierde Almas La Puritita Verda

Aug 10, 2018

Notes of citus, soap, earth and Pepsi. But in general quite shy. Floral palate with a chocolate after taste.

Scent: 2/5
Mouthfeel: 3/5

Derrumbes Michoacan

Aug 10, 2018

Quite anonymous notes of earth, rose and vanilla. On the palate it’s super perfumed. You could easily fool me that I was drinking perfume.

Scent: 3/5
Mouthfeel: 2/5

Derrumbes Oaxaca

Aug 10, 2018

I find this a bit anonymous but there are notes of mild smoke, flowers, tar and cucumber.

Scent: 3/5
Mouthfeel: 2/5

Amaras Cupreata

Aug 10, 2018

Really enjoyed this one.
Notes of cheese, jalapeño, tobacco and rotten vegetables.

Scent: 4/5
Mouthfeel: 4/5

Amaras Espadin

Aug 10, 2018

Notes of sweet vanilla, chocolate, smoke and paint. Quite floral on the palate.

Scent: 3/5
Mouthfeel: 4/5

Del Maguey San Jose Rio Minas

Aug 10, 2018

Very enjoyable. Notes of mild smoke, vanilla, white chocolate and wild strawberries.

Scent: 4/5
Mouthfeel: 4/5

Del Maguey Wild Papalome

Aug 10, 2018

Very enjoyable.

Notes of smoke, leather, minerals and cucumber. Also a hint of sun screen which I’m not super fond of. Black olives on the palate yes.

Scent: 4/5
Mouthfeel: 4/5

El Jolgorio Tobaziche

Aug 10, 2018

Very enjoyable though a bit pricey.
It smells of Christmas trees and pine cones, vanilla, tar, banana soap and cookies. Dark chocolate on the palate. Great personality/character.

Scent: 4/5
Mouthfeel: 3/5

Siete Misterios Coyote

Aug 10, 2018

I prefer their Mexicano much more.

This one has notes of mineral, cleaning detergent and strawberries. Quite bitter on the pallet.

Scent: 2/5
Mouthfeel: 2/5

Siete Misterios Mexicano

Aug 10, 2018

Ahhh I really liked this one. And compared to the Doba-Yej that I had before this is heaven. Really interesting notes of green vegetation, smoke, Christmas spice and citrus.

Scent: 4/5
Mouthfeel: 4/5

Siete Misterios Doba-Yej

Aug 10, 2018

2013 vintage. Pink/purple top ribbon.

This is by far my least favourite mezcal of the around 30 Mezcal’s that I’ve tried. The scent is quite anonymous, some smoke, paint and burning alcohol. On the palate it’s bad but then it calms down only to come back even worse with more bitterness and burning alcohol. It’s actually amazing how it can do that. I got shivers down my spine on every sip(in a bad way). If I could give it zero stars I would.

Scent: 0/5
Mouthfeel: 0/5

San Cosme Joven

Aug 10, 2018

Quite mild smoke, purple flowers but otherwise quite shy. Quite smooth and easygoing on the palate.

Scent: 2/5
Mouthfeel: 4/5

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