Firewater or Liquid Razorblades, take your pick. Not enjoyable. Plus there is a lingering funk that my guess would be from a dirty still, funky fermentation, ?? Rebrand it Puntas so I can avoid it.
Fortunately this bottle was under $50.
Halfway through the bottle it mellowed out quite a bit, but still got a lotta punta
Great value from a great area, definitely not a waste of money. One of my favorites is from Chichicapam.
Nice for the price. I bought it for the state other than Oaxaca, and single distillation. Must be great to live in Mexico and freely drink native moonshine. One distillation to me brings up flavors of the mason jar stuff, but from maguey. Smooth and flavorful, not polished, can taste where it comes from. Makes me want to visit.
Haven’t had a tinto Mezcal in a while, now I remember why. Fortunately bought it on sale. Not bad, just that barrel flavor should stick to grains and not plants. Just not a good mix for me.
Good thing I got it on sale. There are some off flavors in there, just don’t know where they came from. Pepper and a lot of bite. Gets better as the bottle goes down with the Tobala really coming through.
Lot MST014 24-02-2020, 45%
Bought this cold at a Specks along I-35 near San Antonio. The label had the right stuff, the bottle looks like it is sourced in Mexico, the plastic stopper has “CAYO DEL CIELO” as a reverse relief print on top. Rubbed a little ink on it and you have a cool ink stamp with a saying that is fitting for this Mezcal. Very cool!
Really surprised how good it was for about $38. I like a good thick mouth-feel and this one is nice and tastes like Oaxaca.
Nothing wrong with it. To me just doesn’t have a flavor of origin, kinda neutral. Very nice thick mouthfeel. Easy to drink.
NOM 159 SCFI 2004
Lote 0001, 48% abv
I like it! When I open a Sotol I expect that flavor of Dasyliron Wheeleri and this has it at a good value! Mucho Gracias!
Outstanding value for the money, nuff said!
Watch out for different labels for the same juice.
Price point and would be a good one to start out on. Not bad, but not a lot of flavor to go wrong on.
Batch 00221BE046 40%
Last trip to Oaxaca hit gold when buying some bottles of this from the man himself. No info on the lot and such since it was his personal label, but ABV was a handwritten 50.0%
This one was very earthy, in a very powerful way. I don’t know the word but you can literally taste where it came from in a beautiful way. That day will come when the last bottle is opened damit.
Very nice mouthfeel, creamy. Do not detect the 47.9 at all.
Has flavor notes that are flat and off putting at the start of the bottle but it got really good as it went.
But it was inexpensive and sippable.
Really opened up after the bottle went down. Nice rich thick feeling on the tongue.
Nice traditional name Fidencio. The rest of the bottle label shows this as well.
Bought for the description- for a heart cut of the distillation run. Very clean and sweet mouthfeel. No alcohol sting, just a nice alcohol bite, so no heads (puntas?) detected here as I can tell. I only drink straight so maybe a good one to cut into a drink or something.
By FAR the best espadin I have had so FAR!
ALL of her juice has her touch.
If you are ever in Oaxaca, skip the overpriced bar, and drive to her house in Chichicapam. She’s not hard to find. You will make a friend and put money in the pocket of the producer. The next morning after tasting this espadin at this bar, we were on the road to track her down. It is that good!
The oak flavoring is nice if you want to taste this on a tequila. To me this ain’t mezcal at all.
Tastes like a cheap tequila with some nice oak flavoring.
Tastes like a cheap tequila, next!
My favorite Tobala so far.
Bought at the palenque so no specifics other than May 2017 distillation. 47% abv.
Oh yeah, good stuff. Resisted the temptation of rubbing it on my chest.
Purchased at his palenque in Santa Catarina Minas. My bottle from Lalo is labeled “Mezcla” and he was adamant in calling an ensamble Mezcla, so not sure what gives.
Espadin/TObasiche that was distilled in August 2019, 48.8% abv.
Since Tobasiche is just about my favorite, I would rather sip it just by itself. The blend of this didn’t seem to compliment each other as well as just keeping them separate. Lalo’s Tobasiche is fantastic.