Distiller: Oscar Hernandez
Bottler: Gracias a Dios
Brand: Gracias a Dios
ABV: 45% ABV
Nose: Sweet cream, rich pepper, pungent ash smoke, a clean minerality. Lots going on. Almost a hint of citrus tang.
Taste: Rich and sweet. Pepper first, followed by lots of confectioners sugar, and cream cheese frosting. Sweet with a mineral undertoe. Pepper, slate, some limestone almost are introduced to balance the sweets. Faint ash smoke on the back palate. Pretty complex.
Finish: Long, but gently and supple. Lots of complexity. Sweet, mango fruits. This is followed by pepper, lemon curd, honey, ash smoke and a faint cabbage/lettuce vegetable note. Really nice progression, too easy to drink.
Overall: This demonstrates something I wished the Tepeztate had – excellent balance. There is so much sweet cream, it’d be cloying if it weren’t for the expert integration of the vegetable and mineral notes. This is really well done, a great expression to say the least.
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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