Lot: D5028-E, July 2019
Just stellar. An incredible value at the $50-$60 range.
White pepper on the nose.
Chalky green taste at first, changes to a soft sweetness.
Bright fruity punch upfront. High proof makes the flavors bounce. More citrus/fruit flavors here than the typical baking spice flavor I usually get in cupreata. I’m a little disappointed in the lack of information on the label (maestro isn’t listed), but the taste is fantastic.
Nice clay dryness/minerality. Green sweetness from the Mexicano is present. Overall very nice and balanced.
I like this a lot. The clay comes through, balanced by nice espadín sweetness. Great value at the $50-$60 price range.
Lot 25, May 2016
Nose: sweet, caramel, molasses
Flavor notes: caramel, baking spice, candied apple.
I love this bottle. It’s everything I like about cupreata, amplified. At around $65 dollars, it’s a steal.
Lot 25. 06/18
Aroma after running some on my hand is very lactic, funky feet. Smelling it directly from the glass is much sweeter and fruity.
Flavor notes: sweet, limestone, stone fruit (cherry/plum).
Not my favorite of the La Venenosa lineup, but it’s quite tasty.
Lot A5, 06/20
Tastes a little hotter than the ~45% abv would suggest. Flavor notes: soft agave sweetness, some light minerality/limestone, faint burnt tires.
Having a hard time picking out distinct flavor notes in this one, but overall it’s a pleasant sipper. Certainly the most mellow of the La Venenosa lineup.
Lot J-13-E-19, Jan 2020
Slightly on the greener/herbal side for an espadín. Dry, limestone notes.
Very tasty. Taste is much closer to an agave sprit instead of a charanda/rum flavor that I expected. It’s sweet, but not overly. I think the minerality from the clay pot distillation balances the sweetness nicely. Mango flavor is distinct, but this doesn’t just taste like fruit juice.
Out of this world palmilla/sotol. Intense fragrance, notes of carrots, desert, sweet… made from massive wild sotol plants, it’s really incredible.