Review #1284 – Desde Elano Cero Origen Raiz

The Schtick: Made from the Cenizo agave, Don Nacho (originally of Oaxaca) created this expression in Durango. Distilled at a high elevation, this was produced by fermentation in open air tanks and copper stills. Let’s see how it is.

Review #1284 | Mezcal Review #34

Distiller: Desde Elano Cero

Bottler: Desde Elano Cero

Selection: N/A

ABV: 48% ABV

Age: NA

Nose: Fruity, ashy, sweet. Loads of vanilla bean, ashy mineral forward smoke, some light fruits. Lemon zesty.

Taste: Not wildly complex, but interesting. Ashy melons, limes and lemons, paired well with a rich vanilla sweetness. Super unique. Loaded with fruits that I don’t often find in a mezcal.

Finish: Long, rich with a bit of heat. Pepper, clay, minerality and melon like honey dew. I can’t say I’ve had much like this before.

Overall: This is a unique combination of flavors I’ve found in a lot of other Mezcals. Super interesting as the glass went on to become drier while preserving some fruity sweetness.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6



1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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