Palanqueros Valente Garcia Espadin Mexicano Bicuixe Ensamble

The Schtick: Distilled by Valente Garcia for Palanqueros, this ensamble combines the Espadin, Bicuixe and Mexicano agaves for double distillation on copper. This particular expression was bottled at still proof.

Review #2013 | Mezcal Review #202

Distiller: Valente Garcia

Bottler: Palanqueros

Brand: Palanqueros


ABV: 49.5% ABV

Age: NA

Nose: Crisp and clean, fresh on the nose with notes of rainwater, pepper, a bit of vegetal karwinskii pop and light vanilla. Bell pepper, some light salinity, fresh jalapeno.

Taste: Super sweet initially on the palate. Sweet fruits, confectioners sugar, rock candy, pepper and peach. Bell pepper and more jalapeno storm in quickly, bringing a bit of paint/clay with it. Mild heat on the palate, coats nicely.

Finish: Long, ashy, peppery finish. Light chemical notes, growing a bit savory. Pepper, soil, peach and plum and pear. A hot tingle of ethanol on the back palate.

Overall: Overall this is a fun expression but it’s not amazing. The distinct agaves don’t seem to mesh super well here, but it is a fun rollercoaster to try and hold on to.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

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