Don Mateo Silvestre

The Schtick: Distilled by Emilio Vieyra using Agave Cupreata, this expression is distilled on copper, aged in glass for a year and then bottled up. This is Lot 27 from November of 2016. Lets dive in.

Review #1714 | Mezcal Review #139

Distiller: Emilio Vieyra

Bottler: Don Mateo

Brand: Don Mateo


ABV: 50% ABV

Age: NA

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.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

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