The Schtick: This is a Tobala distilled by Alberto Martinez Lopez for 5 Sentidos, using agave 8-15 years in age. Crushed by hand with mallet, fermented 4 days in a hide and distilled on clay, this should be a total flavor bomb. Let’s get to it. Batch TBCUERO01-19
Distiller: Alberto Martinez Lopez
Bottler: 5 Sentidos
Brand: 5 Sentidos
ABV: 48% ABV
Nose: Sweet with lemon, honey, pepper, lemongrass and some olive. Nice salinity and minerality.
Taste: Medium mouth feel with lots of lemon, pepper, smoke and minerality. Honey, faint brine, light chemical smoke to it. Really crisp minerality here, bringing a lot of flavor.
Finish: Long and unbudging. Smoky and mineral forward with fresh cut grass, pepper, a faint paper note.
Overall: This is interesting – a smoky, mineral forward Tobala that engages the savory side of things without going overboard. Impressive distillate for sure.
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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