Alberto Martinez Lopez
This is a Tobala distilled by Alberto Martinez Lopez for 5 Sentidos, using agave 8-15 years in age. Crushed by hand with mallet, fermented 4 days in a hide and distilled on clay, this should be a total flavor bomb. Let's get to it.
Sweet with lemon, honey, pepper, lemongrass and some olive. Nice salinity and minerality.
Medium mouth feel with lots of lemon, pepper, smoke and minerality. Honey, faint brine, light chemical smoke to it. Really crisp minerality here, bringing a lot of flavor.
Long and unbudging. Smoky and mineral forward with fresh cut grass, pepper, a faint paper note.
This is interesting - a smoky, mineral forward Tobala that engages the savory side of things without going overboard. Impressive distillate for sure.