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Mezcalero #16 Madre-Cuishe

  • Distiller:

    Don Valente Angel García

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  • Raided Score: 95
  • Publication: Drink Hacker
  • Excerpt: The palate weaves gentle smoke into the picture, meandering from wood fires to clean citrus and back again. The body is modest but fulfilling, the finish clean and lightly sweet, with just a hint of that sour citrus juice squeezed on top. So easygoing, it’s hard to put down.
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  • Intro:

    This is Mezcalero #16, distilled by Don Valente Angel using the Madre-Cuishe agave varietal. It was distilled at Santa Maria Pila and this agave varietal is known for its high acidity.

  • Nose:

    Honey, dememera sugar. Oddly chemical - the best way is to describe it is fainly reminisceny of sharpie smell or freshly applied paint. Sweet vanilla bean, crushed stone, pineapple. Lightly sour - faint tomato note with bright and lovely citrus bouquet. Complex and interesting.

  • Taste:

    Thick and rich mouth feel. No real heat. Sweet cream, honey, apples and orange peel. Earthy and floral, lots of savory texture with the tradeoff between sweet and earthy. Minerality is high, acidity medium. That chemical note is nowhere to be found - replaced entirely with crisp minerality and crushed pineapple.

  • Finish:

    Short but loaded with flavor. Light leather, savory ash, honey, caramel and more citrus - notably orange peel and some coriander.

  • Overall:

    Really delicious offering. Complexity is intriguing and keeps the dram interesting from start to finish.

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