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Del Maguey Chichicapa

  • Distiller:

    Faustino Garcia Vasquez

  • Bottler:

    Del Maguey

  • ABV:

    46%

  • Age:

    NA

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Tequila Raiders
  • Excerpt: Medium mouth feel. Some honey, mostly ashy smoke. Nice light melon character. Heat very much in check. The sweetness is greatly dialed back. Earthy and mineral forward. Delightful and different. Lots of complexity here. Big fan. It's commonly recommended for a reason.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Truly a bold spirit. Lush, rich, fatty, sweet, savory and contemplative. All while accomplishing the rare feat of being both filling and refreshing!
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  • Raided Score: 95
  • Publication: Drink Hacker
  • Excerpt: This is a balanced and rightfully beloved mezcal, bright on the nose with citrus, white pepper, and a soothing note of freshly baked bread. Chichicapa is tough to put down, and stands as one of the top bottlings of the Del Maguey line, approachable by novices yet fully enjoyable by pros.
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  • Intro:

    Produced at roughly 5000 feet above sea level, the Espadin for DM Chichicapa is double distilled in copper stills after 6-8 days of fermentation in San Balthazar Chichicapa. Let's dive in.

  • Nose:

    Honey, cereal, faint ash, sweet waffle cone. Light blueberry note. Faint frosting note. Sweet, lightly fruity, mildly ashy. Nice complexity.

  • Taste:

    Nice complexity here as well. Medium mouth feel. Some honey, mostly ashy smoke. Nice light melon character. Heat very much in check.

  • Finish:

    Long, ashy, nice smoke component. The sweetness is greatly dialed back. Earthy and mineral forward.

  • Overall:

    Delightful and different. Lots of complexity here. Big fan. It's commonly recommended for a reason.

  • Score:

    6

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