The Schtick: Distilled by Eduardo Angeles on clay, this ensamble of San Martinero, Espadin and Tobasiche should be a real treat. A particularly exciting aspect is the double distillation on clay, and adjustment using only colas and puntas. This flask comes to me from the first release of Agave Mixtape – a three flask set of unique, ultra-premium mezcals imported by Pueblo de Sabor. Let’s get to it.
Disclosure: Pueblo de Sabor asked me to review this, and sent some along.
Distiller: Eduardo Angeles
ABV: 49.02% ABV
Nose: Rich clay, mango essence, pineapple, juicy stone fruits and a wallop of clay. Bright minerality cuts through the sweet fruits and a rich, pungent earthiness keeps the sugar in check.
Taste: Creamy at first, with a pronounced nuttiness. Sweet sugar, mango, clay and pepper kick off before the minerality sinks its teeth in. The clay influence during distillation is impossible to ignore, as ash, soil, minerality and stone all bring structure to the palate to pair with pineapple and more. Impressively rich mouth feel, with the ethanol present only as an afterthought.
Finish: Long peppery finish that’s clay first and mango / pineapple second. Vibrant and longlasting.
Overall: Wow – this is an Ensamble not to forget. The body, the complexity and the sheer combination of such bright, sweet, juicy fruits with the clay, soil and minerality is a near perfect combination.
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