Origen Raiz Durango

The Schtick: Made from the Cenizo agave, Don Nacho (originally of Oaxaca) created this expression in Durango. Distilled at a high elevation, this was produced by fermentation in open air tanks and copper stills. Let’s see how it is.

Review #1284 | Mezcal Review #35

Distiller: Ignacio Grijalva Paulino, Ignacio Grijalva Santiago, Noé Ramirez Varela

Bottler: Desde Elano Cero

Brand: Desde Elano Cero

Selection:

ABV: 48% ABV

Age: NA


Nose: Fruity, ashy, sweet. Loads of vanilla bean, ashy mineral forward smoke, some light fruits. Lemon zesty.

Taste: Not wildly complex, but interesting. Ashy melons, limes and lemons, paired well with a rich vanilla sweetness. Super unique. Loaded with fruits that I don’t often find in a mezcal.

Finish: Long, rich with a bit of heat. Pepper, clay, minerality and melon like honey dew. I can’t say I’ve had much like this before.

Overall: This is a unique combination of flavors I’ve found in a lot of other Mezcals. Super interesting as the glass went on to become drier while preserving some fruity sweetness.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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