Gregorio Hernandez, Valentin Cortes
This is a mezcal made from 100% Espadin by master distiller Valentin Cortes and Gregorio Martinez. It is bottled by El Jolgorio. This specific vintage, bottled in 2017, hails from Matatlan, in Oaxaca.
Sweet cream, light vinegar. Apples, pears, nice minerality. Lightly funky agave character. Not too much ammonia.
Medium mouth feel, mild heat if any. Delicious blend of confectioners sugar, faint beet / tomato / agave funk and white pepper. Almost some light citrus and cardamom. Nice earth structure as well.
Short, but full of flavor. Light ash, lots of pepper, and some light minerality.
Pretty enjoyable, and delivers at a very nice proof. Big fan.