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Marca Negra Dobadan

  • Distiller:

    Alberto Ortiz

  • Bottler:

    Mezcal Marca Negra

  • ABV:

    47.9%

  • Age:

    NA

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Erupts into a haze of herbal smoke, with cooked ancho chile, bitter herbs, and lemon peel before finishing with a medicinal, lozenge-like note. If a shaman's house burned down, this is what the air would likely smell like. This is a complex and challenging mezcal, yet one that delivers flavor in spades.
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  • Intro:

    Also known as Mexicano, Agave Dobodan is used to produce this release by Alberto Ortiz for Mezcal Marca Negra. Distilled in Santa Maria La Pila, this is Batch XAO014-17. Bottle 450/890. Let's dive in!

  • Nose:

    Rich vanilla bean, cream, praline, pepper and some pineapple. Roasty agave is front and center. Enticing.

  • Taste:

    Thick, rich, mouth feel. Lots of honey, pepper, pineapple, melon and jalapeƱo pepper. Really complex, lots going on.

  • Finish:

    Long and exceptional. Minerality steps in to pair with faint ash, some smoke, some pear and pineapple. Excellent agave character, really roasty character.

  • Overall:

    Whew, this is downright lovely. I could drink this all day. This shows off so much great Mexicano character, in a way that just jives with my palate.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
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