5 Sentidos Bicuixe

The Schtick: Distilled by Atenogenes in San Isidro Guishe, this expression is distilled from agave bicuixe on copper. Producing only 62 liters, this lot, BC04-19MX should be a treat. Let’s dive in.

Review #1645 | Mezcal Review #128

Distiller: Atenogenes Garcia

Bottler: 5 Sentidos

Brand: 5 Sentidos


ABV: 48.7% ABV

Age: NA

Nose: Rich, roasty and toasty. Sweet earth, pepper, light funk and some agave stank. Clay, faintly meaty, with tons of character here.

Taste: Sweet at first on the palate – coats really nicely. Sweet agave, some lemon curd, a hint of pepper and faint ash. On the back palate, more savory notes burst forth – garlic, clay, wood smoke and some minerality.

Finish: Long, ashy, with a hint of beef bouillon. Minerality, burning wood, a hint of clay. Not wildly complex here but still very good.

Overall: Impressive depth on the nose and palate – a really lovely bicuixe. The terroir is evident here, driving those savory notes to grapple with the sweet nose. Really well done, certainly very good.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

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