Marca Negra Tobala

The Schtick: This is a Tobala distilled by Jorge Mendez after Marca Negra changed their name from Mano Negra. Distilled in San Luis Del Rio, this is Batch XJM27-17 and bottle 1297 / 1330. Lets dive in.

Review #1598 | Mezcal Review #116

Distiller: Jorge Mendez

Bottler: Marca Negra

Brand: Marca Negra


ABV: 50.5% ABV

Age: NA

Nose: Sweet apricot, pepper, clay and paint. Some light agave stank, but overall there is a really lovely cotton candy undertone and a big crisp pepper note thats in your face.

Taste: Medium viscosity on the palate but lots of flavor. Pepper and fresh baked bread are very prominent initially, along with some clay, some ash smoke and a hint of pineapple.

Finish: The finish is long and ash forward. Lots of smoke here – along with pepper, burning wood, minerality and clay. Not much, if any, fruit from the nose.

Overall: Overall, I like this but the complexity fades after you trek past the nose. Thats not the end of the world, but I really prefer more complexity, especially in the finish. That said, this is drinking quite well, and I think its pretty good.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

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