Mezcal Descartes 100% Maguey

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 7500463025105
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Synthetic driven cork
Product Reference Code: MEZCAL FB
COLA id: 1103422

Raw Materials

Other raw material(s): 100% Espadín Agave


C02 injected? No

More about Mezcal Descartes

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alc./vol: 40%

Proof: 80°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of Mexico Mexico

Artisan crafted

A joven mezcal traditionally made by Enrique Hernandez Zenea, a third-generation Maestro Mezcalero in a small 350-litre copper still.

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Review and Tasting

Sampled on 22/03/2021


Crystal clear.


Smoked and chargrilled meat and yellow bell pepper with faint floral lavender.


Smokiness washes over the palate but this is accompanied by rich, almost sweet cooked agave honeyed caramel. A charcoal-like mineral note and faint spearmint add cleansing freshness.


Sweet lingering smoky charcoal.


There's a very attractive smoky charcoal and faint spearmint cleansing freshness to this mezcal which makes it delicious at any time but particularly suited to after dinner late night sipping.

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