Review #1327 – Del Maguey Chichicapa

The Schtick: Produced at roughly 5000 feet above sea level, the Espadin for DM Chichicapa is double distilled in copper stills after 6-8 days of fermentation in San Balthazar Chichicapa. Let’s dive in.

Review #1327 | Mezcal Review #45

Distiller: Faustino Garcia Vasquez

Bottler: Del Maguey

Selection: N/A

ABV: 46% ABV

Age: NA


Nose: Honey, cereal, faint ash, sweet waffle cone. Light blueberry note. Faint frosting note. Sweet, lightly fruity, mildly ashy. Nice complexity.

Taste: Nice complexity here as well. Medium mouth feel. Some honey, mostly ashy smoke. Nice light melon character. Heat very much in check.

Finish: Long, ashy, nice smoke component. The sweetness is greatly dialed back. Earthy and mineral forward.

Overall: Delightful and different. Lots of complexity here. Big fan. It’s commonly recommended for a reason.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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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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