Review #1436 – Manuel Méndez Espadín Reposado

The Schtick: Distilled by Manuel Mendez from Espadin, using a copper still in San Dionisio Ocotepec, this reposado is rested for an unknown period of time and bottled at an unknown proof, straight from the palenque. Let’s see how it is.

Review #1436 | Mezcal Review #74

Distiller: Manuel Mendez

Bottler: Manuel Mendez

Brand: Manuel Mendez

Selection: N/A


Age: Unknown

Nose: Cream cheese, confectioners sugar, oak, maple syrup and clove. Sweet and fungal, loads of woody sweetness. It’s like a maple bomb of an espadin.

Taste: Medium mouth feel, sweet honey. Vanilla, faint pinprick of heat. Agave character peeks through, berries, pepper and sweet caramel.

Finish: Short to medium, sweet and ashy, with vanilla and oak driving the rear.

Overall: Interesting and fun, but not exceptional.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5



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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