The Schtick: Todays mezcal review is a Tobala-Tobasiche ensamble from Tio Pedro. Distilled on clay after a fermentation in pine tubs, this bottling was produced from hand crushed pinyas. The ensamble blend is 35% Tobala and 65% Tobasiche. Let’s get to it.
Distiller: Tio Pedro Hernandez
Bottler: 5 Sentidos
Brand: 5 Sentidos
ABV: 51.6% ABV
Nose: Funky, meaty, cheesy. Garlic, beef stew, some cheese funk and sweetness. Super savory, almost a hint of balsamic. Whew.
Taste: Sweet on the palate with cream, beef bouillon and some nice pepper and garlic notes. Heat is very much in check .
Finish: Short, funky, pungent and meaty on the palate. The savory notes are joined by pepper, clay and a really powerful funk.
Overall: This is sort of pungent for me, especially since it drinks like blue cheese and beef bouillon cubes in a way I don’t love. It’s good, certainly, but there is much other Tio I am chasing first.
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3 Most Recent Tio Pedro Hernandez Expressions I Have Reviewed:
- Review #1631. 5 Sentidos Tobala
- Review #1353. 5 Sentidos Espadin Barril Tobaziche
- Review #1272. 5 Sentidos Arroqueno
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