Lot: ES-1608 Bottle: 689 / 870 … cooked with mesquite wood … I was apprehensive about the use of mesquite … but am more than pleasantly surprised … subtle all the way through. Flavors of black pepper and mint join the roast. Pleasant long finish with a hint of citrus … grows with each sip. 44% AbV
Lot: TOB-0418 Bottle: 10 / 360 … cooked with mesquite wood … the mesquite starts out on the nose and stays with this mezcal through the palate. Flavors of black pepper and mint join the roast. Pleasant long finish … I did not expect to enjoy a mesquite based mezcal as much as I did. Enjoyed neat and worthy of your time.
Lot 000217 … Aromas of mineral and spice. Flavors of grassy herbs, vanilla and cinnamon. A long savory finish with a hint of citrus. Enjoyed neat. 52% AbV
Lot: 18-SGL-ESP-3 Batch: 1890/1894 … Sweet roasted agave on the nose. Completely agree with the tasting notes “Savory, spicy and peppery”. Lingering smoky finish that keep building. A clean, savory and delicious mezcal. Enjoyed neat. 49%AbV
Batch DC006 … Dry wood roast on the nose. Clean and smooth on the palate. This is Convite’s bar-friendly cocktail Espadín, watered down to proof (40 AbV). $40usd
Lot OC15 Bottle 1077 … Fresh sweet agave both on the nose and tongue. A long minty finish. Enjoyed neat. AbV 42%
Lot T-003 … Subtle citrus aromas. Fuller bodied with wet stone, lemon and a hint of green? A lingering delicious finish. Sampled at VinExpo NYC March 2 … AbV 49%
Lot T-002 … Tobacco aromas. A mild smoke is followed by orange peel and stone. Nice finish. Sampled at VinExpo NYC March 2 … AbV 46%
Lot FB-002 … Mineral with mild smoke to the nose. Citrus, stone and wood on the palate. Sampled at VinExpo NYC March 2 … AbV 49%
Lot C-001 … Herbal aromas with subtle smoke. Flavors of wet stone and citrus. Sampled at VinExpo NYC March 2 … AbV 46%
Batch WHK-03 … Light citrus aroma with a touch of minerality. Flavors of orange peel, wet stone, and smoke. Clean bright finish. Enjoyed neat … good intro into mezcal with lower AbV … priced for cocktails (<$35usd).
Lot Unknown … Hot and sweet on the nose. Orange peel, lemon and white pepper on the palate. An even smoke flavor with a peppery finish. Enjoyed neat. Used at local establishment as their house mezcal for most cocktails.
Lot 01219 (from NOM-O47X) … Aromas of wet stone; earthy with a floral notes. Flavors of mesquite, juniper and orange peel supported by a light roast. At first, there are no dominant aromas or flavors but as the mezcal passed the mid-palate, it all comes together for a delicious long finish. Enjoyed neat. Favorably priced < $45 usd
Lot Unknown … Sweet fruit and herbaceous aromas; tropical fruit flavors of mango and agave with a medium roast (smoke). Crisp, clean finish. Enjoyed in a “wild & rare” flight, selection 1 of 4.
Lot Unknown … Floral aromas backed by a hint of mild fruit; flavors of green bell pepper with an undertone of minerality. Enjoyable peppery finish. Enjoyed in a “wild & rare” flight, selection 4 of 4.
Lot Unknown … Pepper mixed with dark chocolate on the nose; earth, grass and wood on the palate. Crisp dry finish. Enjoyed in a “wild & rare” flight, selection 3 of 4.
Lot Unknown … Aromas of lemon, anise and a whiff of menthol; earthy notes followed by mellow fruit with a mild roast (smoke) on the palate. Wanted more on the finish. Enjoyed in a “wild & rare” flight, selection 2 of 4. 48% AbV
Batch YJ01-19 … Aromas of a light mint and eucalyptus; flavors of citrus, banana and mint with a long zesty finish. I enjoyed this neat and the price makes it a candidate for cocktails. < $40 usd