Romulo Sanchez Parada
Distilled by Romulo Sanchez Parada in the village of Candelaria Yegole, this ambitious ensamble blends Mexicano, Cuishe, Tepeztate and Coyote and makes use of a double run on copper stills. Produced in 2019 - Batch D5002-4M.
Bright on the nose! So much fruit, clay, a bit of latex, sweet buttercream, cotton candy and more. Crisp, fruity, effervescent - a hint of rain on the horizon.
Sweet, crisp, acidic and spritely. There's a great combination of earth, soil, clay, crisp fruits and that iconic Tep note. A bit ashy on the back palate, great pepper character keeps things well balanced.
Long finish, more earthy and peppery here than the fruity explosion of the nose, but it balances really nicely and yields quite a bit of complexity.
Overall, I really love this. Sweet, but not too sweet. Fruity, but not too fruity. Savory and zesty - but again not too much. The smoke is just right, and this is an Ensamble to remember.