Nuestra Soledad Santiago Matatlan

The Schtick: This is a mezcal made from 100% Espadin by master distiller Valentin Cortes and Gregorio Martinez. It is bottled by El Jolgorio. This specific vintage, bottled in 2016, hails from Matatlan, in Oaxaca.

Review #1165 | Mezcal Review #14

Distiller: Gregorio Hernandez, Valentin Cortes

Bottler: El Jolgorio

Brand: El Jolgorio


ABV: 45% ABV

Age: NA

Nose: Sweet fruits like lime, mango. Pepper, light minerality. More earthy than the 2017, but also much sweeter. Light vanilla bean presence, faint burning wood. Strong hits of agave funk.

Taste: Thin to medium mouth feel. Light heat, but a good deal of flavor. Most notably, ash, charcoal, beet, vinegar, honey, light stone.

Finish: Short, but pleasant. Cane sugar, pepper, light ash and rubber, then a hit of mango and lemon.

Overall: Overall, pretty nice, but a bit more disjointed than I felt the 2017 is. Goes great in a cocktail, as well.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

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