Aged: 6 months
Product of: Mexico
This 100% agave (Espadín variety) blanco mescal is double distilled in copper pot stills and aged a minimum of 6 months in French oak.
It is sold ‘con Gusano’, with gusanos and is packed in a frosted red bottle, depending on the market, either at 38% with a skirted non-refillable plastic stopper (70cl) bottles (NOM-011X) and sometimes at 40% (NOM-070) with a cork stopper (75cl). (UK stocks are 40% in a ‘short filled’ 75cl bottle with a cork stopper).
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 05/04/2010
Clear, bright golden.
Attractively smoked oak nose with slight aromas of banana skin, warm leather, oil and freshly creosoted fence (in a pleasant way).
The balanced palate has oaky notes of smoky bacon, crispy seaweed, moving to drier brazil nut wrapped in tobacco leaf.
Finishes with buttery notes of agave sweetness and lasting smoky bacon.