This is an Espadin and Tobaziche ensamble from Apolonio Ramirez in San Agustin Amatengo. It is distilled using a copper refrescador. I don't have the ABV for this, as it came direct from Apolonio in Oaxaca. Let's dive in.
Pepper, clay, latex paint, minerality. Prickly pear and wood.
Big smoke, pineapple, grilled peppers, lactic, sweet and ashy. Rich and powerful.
Long, powerfully ashy, lots of minerality, clay and pear. Bribe and pepper.
Powerful and complex but dominated by smoke. Very good, but some more balance could easily push it higher.