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

Composition

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

Certificate
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

Appearance:

Crystal clear.

Aroma:

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

Taste:

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.

Aftertaste:

Sweet lingering smoky charcoal.

Overall:

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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