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!
Distiller: Alberto Ortiz
Bottler: Mezcal Marca Negra
Brand: Mezcal Marca Negra
ABV: 47.9% ABV
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.
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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