Sotol La Higuera Leiophyllum

The Schtick: La Higuera Leiophyllum distilled by Gerardo Ruelas Hernandez for La Higuera Sotol in Aldama, Chihuahua. Bottled at a respectable 47.3% this is produced from handground Leio. Let’s see how it is.

Review #1288 | Sotol Review #36

Distiller: Gerardo Ruelas Hernandez

Bottler: La Higuera

Brand: La Higuera

Selection:

ABV: 47.7% ABV

Age: NA


Nose: Asparagus honey green onion pepper cream. Weird, grassy, floral and vegetal. Paired with that nice creamy sweetness, almost like chream cheese frosting, this is a real interesting nose.

Taste: Thin mouth feel but some nice complexity here. Grassy, lots of green onion and scallion. Fresh bell pepper and more cream cheese frosting. Meaty in a fun way, sort of like summer sausage, which is a bizzare complement to the veggies and sweetness.

Finish: Minty, sweet and vegetal on the exit. Lots of grassy character.

Overall: Wild and fun and delightfully complex for a Sotol. I’ll have to try more expressions from Higuera.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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