Juana Escobar Bautista
Mestiza Negra Mezcal
Distilled by Juana Escobar Bautista for the Mestiza Negra Mezcal brand, this Espadin is distilled on copper after grinding via tahona in Santiago Matatlan
Vibrant and unique on the nose, quite a bit of smoke and agave character. Sour fruit, mango, some clay and earth, faintly lactic.
Sweet on the palate, quite a bit of mango, papaya, honey, some sour fruit on the back palate. A hint of glue and plasticity before a lovely blueberry note comes through. Almost cotton candy-like.
Short finish, mild and quick to depart but not without a berry/clay/ash component to see us off.
Overall, quite nice! Enticing, interesting and complex for an Espadin. The berry character is particularly fun, and makes for a great welcome to drinkers - new and veteran, alike.