Review #1631 – 5 Sentidos Tobala

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.


Review #1631 | Mezcal Review #125

Distiller: Tio Pedro Hernandez

Bottler: 5 Sentidos

Brand: 5 Sentidos

Selection: N/A

ABV: 49.6% ABV

Age: NA


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!

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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