Review #1362 – Del Maguey Tobala

The Schtick: Distilled from the Tobala maguey in the 12-18yr maturity range, this expression from Del Maguey was produced by Rogelio Martinez Cruz and Leopoldino Miranda in the Santa Maria Albarradas village. Let’s dive in.

Review #1362 | Mezcal Review #56

Distiller: Don Rogelio Martinez Cruz, Leopoldino Miranda

Bottler: Del Maguey

Brand: Del Maguey

Selection: N/A

ABV: 46% ABV

Age: NA


Nose: Hugely sweet and fruity bouquet on the nose. Mango, pineapple, lightly meaty, loaded with minerals and sweetness. One of the most vibrantly fruity noses I’ve encountered.

Taste: Sweet and creamy. Minerality, fresh pineapple. Apple, pear, faint smoke. Some clay. Lightly woody. So much going on.

Finish: Long, powerfully ashy. The fruitiness from the nose is gone and this transforms into a crushed stone and ash smoke bomb on the departure.

Overall: Wow, really interesting. Starting fruity, ending smoky. Quite the transition. Delightful.

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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