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Distilled from agave Espadin by Oscar Hernandez, this run was fermented in pine tanks for about 10-12 days and bottled at 45% ABV. This is the first entry in a series exploring GaD, and I'm excited to kick off. Let's dive in.
Sweet agave, honey, coconut and earthy pepper. Interesting bouquet, especially as some minerality sweeps in. Sweet and creamy, the agave shows well.
Medium mouth feel, lightly acidic, ethanol very much in check. Creamy sweetness, honey, pepper. Almost a dash of papaya in the fruit aisle. Ashy, earthy minerality creeps in with some woody smoke on the back palate.
Long, rich and balanced. Sweet fruits, dessert icing, peppery mineral smoke and a faint bit of agave stank all blend nicely.
This expression is a total rock star, especially when you consider where it can be found on the shelf. Price doesnt factor into ranking here, but this is a top espadin for me, and one Ill happily ensure is always on my bar. This is the first of a 7 part Gracias a Dios series I have on deck, and Im stoked to work through the rest given this rockin kick off.