Rey Campero Mexicano

The Schtick: Produced from unusual agave grown at high altitudes, this Mexicano is a unique look at mezcal distilled in atypical circumstances.

Review #1316 | Mezcal Review #42

Distiller: Romulo Sanchez Parada

Bottler: Rey Campero

Brand: Rey Campero


ABV: 48.2% ABV

Age: NA

Nose: Fresh melon, like cantaloupe. Sweet cream cheese, light brine. Faint plastic note. Lots of clay.

Taste: Sweet and complex. Loaded with cream sweetness, fresh cracked pepper, light clay. No bitterness or astringency – something I was worried about from the nose. Lightly smoky, with a surprisingly rich mouth feel.

Finish: Long, a tiny bit hot. Some woody ash. Clay, crushed stone, creamy vanilla sweetness.

Overall: Complex and delicious. Big fan of this expression for walking the sweet and ashy line without diving into one or the other too heavily.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

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