Product of: Mexico
Part of Del Maguey’s Vino De Mezcal series, this mezcal is produced only using wild Papalometl, a variety of maguey named in Nahuatl for the butterfly (papalotl). Its scientific name is agave Cupreata and it resembles a giant Tobala maguey.
Del Maguey Wild Papalome is made by Fernando Caballero Cruz at San Pedro Teozacoalco Village in the Mixteca Alta region using a stainless pot still with a clay condenser and Carrizo (Mexican bamboo) tube.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 01/08/2015
(sample bottle Lot: PAP-131) Crystal clear.
Meaty and woody with leather, smoke and cracked black pepper. More subtle black berry, black olive and pomegranate notes.
Smoky bacon, maple syrup with mushroom, leather, cracked black pepper spice, sweet black olives and cleansing acidity.
Smoked leather and streaky bacon with black pepper spice.
Savoury, meaty and leathery with black olive and cleansing smoke and peppery spice.