Review #1320 – Rey Campero Espadin

The Schtick: Fermented in open air, using wild yeasts, this expression from Rey Campero uses the Espadin agave which spends time resting in glass before bottling. Let’s dive in.

Review #1320 | Mezcal Review #44

Distiller: Romulo Sanchez Parada

Bottler: Rey Campero

Selection: N/A

ABV: 48.4% ABV

Age: NA


Nose: Sweet cream, leather, clay, lightly stinky agave. Faint pepper, faint earthiness. Lightly lactic.

Taste: Rich and earthy. Lots of clay, pepper, minerality. Woody, lots of ash and smoked meats.

Finish: Long, hot, loaded with ash, clay and some pepper.

Overall: Nice stuff, but a little rough. The abundance of ash on the finish kind of detracts from the nose and palate for me. That said, I’d happily drink more of this.

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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