The Schtick: Distilled from agave Tobala, around 8-15 years old, this expression from Tio Pedro is distilled on clay after fermenting in pine tubs. This batch, LOTE:TBTP01-19MX, yielded 85 liters. Let’s dive in.
Distiller: Tio Pedro Hernandez
Bottler: 5 Sentidos
Brand: 5 Sentidos
ABV: 49.6% ABV
Nose: Big, bold, sweet, fruity. The clay is king here, pairing nicely with mango, kiwi and lime. Rich cream cheese, icing, vanilla bean. Funky but not sour, sweet but not cloying. Ripe and juicy.
Taste: Sweet at first, then pepper and clay storm in. A rich meatiness, some minerality. Charcoal and cedar wood notes. Big and juicy, mango and papaya on the back palate.
Finish: Long, ashy, mineral forward and loaded with clay, beef bouillon, minerality, pepper and brine. The fruits are gone, leaving a pungent, savory finish.
Overall: Tio can really bring it. This is simply great, complex, and delightful. It’s hard not to love this from beginning to end.
Thanks for reading!
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