Review #1300 – Mezcal Ensemble En Barro Vago Tio Rey

The Schtick: Distilled by Tio Rey, this ensemble en barre is a blend of 67% Espadin agave and 33% Tepezete agave. It is bottled at a generous 48.5% ABV. Let’s see how it is.


Review #1300 | Mezcal Review #37

Distiller: Vago

Bottler: Vago

Selection: N/A

ABV: 48.5% ABV

Age: NA


Nose: Almond, cashew, honey. Light clay, some faint pepper. Light banana. A little restrained on the nose.

Taste: Honey, light confectioners sugar. Light brine. Some faint earth. That fun cashew note is back. Pepper.

Finish: Medium in length. Loads of minerality, smoke, clay and earth. Dry and peppery. The fruit and sweetness is gone.

Overall: Interesting but not for me I don’t think. The finish is a bit dry, and earthy.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5


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Decoded:

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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