Review #1400 – Apolonio Ramirez Espadin Tobaziche Mezcal

The Schtick: This is an Espadin and Tobaziche ensamble from Apolonio Ramirez in San Agustin Amatengo. It is distilled using a copper refrescador. I don’t have the ABV for this, as it came direct from Apolonio in Oaxaca. Let’s dive in.

Review #1400 | Mezcal Review #65

Distiller: Apolonio Ramirez

Bottler: Apolonio Ramirez

Brand: Apolonio Ramirez

Selection: N/A

ABV: % ABV

Age: NA


Nose: Pepper, clay, latex paint, minerality. Prickly pear and wood.

Taste: Big smoke, pineapple, grilled peppers, lactic, sweet and ashy. Rich and powerful.

Finish: Long, powerfully ashy, lots of minerality, clay and pear. Bribe and pepper.

Overall: Powerful and complex but dominated by smoke. Very good, but some more balance could easily push it higher.

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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