Distiller: Enrique Hernandez
Bottler: Mezcales con Alma de Oaxaca
Brand: Riquezas de Oaxaca
ABV: 44% ABV
Nose: Vibrant and rich on the nose. Pepper, honey, lemon and a hint of leather. Sweet orange, pepper, a marmalade note, hint of sage. Complex and interesting, lots of layers to dig through.
Taste: Medium mouth feel, sweet and rich. Lots of cocoa, some pepper, a light coffee note. Lemongrass, sage, some pepper and a lovely minerality that gives this a crisp quality. Faint ash smoke, a hint of clove.
Finish: Short but crisp. A hair on the smoky side, lots of ash, pepper, some earth but that pairs so well with a lemon citrus note, an apple butter note and a quality of fruitiness. Wisps away cleanly, doesnt rest heavy on the palate. Refreshing.
Overall: This Tobala is great, and conveys so many of the notes I find myself loving in Mezcal. That palate is some of the most interesting notes Ive had chained together in some time, but I love the progression from cocoa to herbal to fruity and then ashy. Dangerously drinkable.
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