Distiller: Emilio Vieyra
Bottler: Don Mateo
Brand: Don Mateo
ABV: 50% ABV
Nose: Closed off on the nose, but whats there is really interesting. Honey, lemon curd, clove, cocoa, faint leather notes. Sweet, savory, rich. No pepper or smoke.
Taste: Sweet and rich on the palate. Cream and honey, cocoa and vanilla bean, faint ash, lovely clove note. Hint of garlic, fresh green bell pepper but only faintly. Complex.
Finish: Long finish, a bit ashier here. Bright pepper notes, clove, honey, cocoa and a lovely minerality smoke richness.
Overall: Really great overall, demonstrating some interesting character thats really enticing. This is my first Don Mateo and almost assuredly not my last.
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