Chinguete Tobala

The Schtick: This is a mezcal distiled from Tobala agave by Sebastian Chino. Distilled on a copper still in Tlacolula, this clocks in at 45% ABV. Let’s see how it is. I don’t have a good picture of the bottle, so enjoy this beatufil Tobala agave stock image instead.

Review #1403 | Mezcal Review #66

Distiller: Sebastián Chino

Bottler: Sebastián Chino

Brand: Sebastián Chino


ABV: 45% ABV

Age: NA

Nose: Massively floral, vinegar, red wine vinegar, lavender, pepper. Super vibrant and interesting.

Taste: Rich, vanilla, plaster, clay, passion fruit, latex paint, mild astringency. Really interesting.

Finish: Long, funky and medicinal, with some prickly pear. Plastic, lactic, pepper, apples.

Overall: Bizarre and interesting – although the plastic note is less enticing to me. Still very good, and impressively complex.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

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