Review #697 – Mezcal Vago Mexicano

Review #697 | /r/Mezcal Review #3 – Mezcal Vago Mexicano

The Schtick: This is a blend of two agaves, distilled in Oaxaca. It features 90% Mexicano Agave and 10% Espadin Agave. The Mezcalero is Aquilino Garcia Lopes, distilled in the village of Candelariaa. It was stone ground and distilled using a copper still.

Producer: Aquilino Garcia Lopez

ABV: 50.8% ABV

Age: Jovem

Source: Sample

Nose: Vinegar, salt and pepper. Beets, earthy, sour and lactic. Earthy terroir is really prominent here as well as some grass, floral, fruitiness.

Taste: Medium mouth feel, some heat. Faintly smoky (ashy) with some pepper. Sweet cream, burnt rubber. Really interesting juxtaposition of smoky and sweet.

Finish: Short, peppery and smoky with a faint vanilla and citrus character on the exit.

Overall: This is definitely unique, and good, but it wasn’t my favorite so far.

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Rank: 5

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