Review #1627 – Origen Raiz Durango

origen raiz mezcal review

The Schtick: This is a revisit of a spirit from Origen Raiz that I’ve tried once before, and had the opportunity to revisit on a fresh palate. This past month’s Maguey Melate box came with a 50ml sample of this, so the stage was set just right for this Origen Raiz Mezcal Review. Distilled from Cenizo on Copper, this comes to us as a brand headed by Asis Cortes. If you’re not familiar with Asis Cortes and his upcoming Dixeebe Mezcal project, a collaboration between him and his father Valentin, it’s worth a look. Anyways, back to the Mezcal. Let’s get to it.

origen raiz mezcal review

Review #1627 | Mezcal Review #124

Distiller: Ignacio Grijalva Paulino

Bottler: Origen Raiz

Brand: Origen Raiz

Selection: N/A

ABV: 48% ABV

Age: NA


Nose: Sweet and roasty, lots of pineapple, apple, roasted corn and pepper. Lovely minerality here, faintly floral, some nice cream.

Taste: Thin to medium mouth feel on the palate. Sweet honey, light almond, nice pepper and a papaya note that is really enticing. Faint pepper, light bubblegum.

Finish: Long, rich and loaded with fruit and sweet notes. Pineapple, mango, papaya, vanilla cream, faint bubble gum.

Overall: Love and complex, this is really something. I’m all over it.

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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