Review #1640 – 5 Sentidos Tobala-Tobasiche

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.

Review #1640 | Mezcal Review #127

Distiller: Tio Pedro Hernandez

Bottler: 5 Sentidos

Brand: 5 Sentidos

Selection: N/A

ABV: 51.6% ABV

Age: NA

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.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

3 Most Recent Tio Pedro Hernandez Expressions I Have Reviewed:



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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