Review #1602 – Marca Negra Dobadan

The Schtick: Also known as Mexicano, Agave Dobadan is used to produce this release by Alberto Ortiz for Mezcal Marca Negra. Distilled in Santa Maria La Pila, this is Batch XAO014-17. Bottle 450/890. Let’s dive in!


Review #1602 | Mezcal Review #117

Distiller: Alberto Ortiz

Bottler: Mezcal Marca Negra

Brand: Mezcal Marca Negra

Selection: N/A

ABV: 47.9% ABV

Age: NA


Nose: Rich vanilla bean, cream, praline, pepper and some pineapple. Roasty agave is front and center. Enticing.

Taste: Thick, rich, mouth feel. Lots of honey, pepper, pineapple, melon and jalapeño pepper. Really complex, lots going on.

Finish: Long and exceptional. Minerality steps in to pair with faint ash, some smoke, some pear and pineapple. Excellent agave character, really roasty character.

Overall: Whew, this is downright lovely. I could drink this all day. This shows off so much great Mexicano character, in a way that just jives with my palate.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7


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Decoded:

0 | Unscored | New Make Spirit or Personal Selection.

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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