Del Maguey Vida Mezcal

Mezcal Joven

Del Maguey // Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    84
  • Avg. Rating

    3.63
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 141 )

Vida has joined Del Maguey's Single-Village line as "entry-level" product. Twice-distilled in wood-fired copper stills, its espadín agaves are harvested from throughout the state of Oaxaca.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    42.0
  • Mezcal Joven
    A spirit distilled from one or more different varieties of agave. Can only be produced in designated areas within 8 different Mexican states. Must be bottled in México. This is unaged or aged in stainless steel or plastic containers before bottling.
  • Cask Type
    unaged

Tasting Notes

"The nose opens with the expected smoke, follows with roasted agave, tobacco, and well-worn (and recently ridden) saddle leather, and finishes with a hit of white pepper. On the palate the smoke is initially veiled by roasted fruit (think grilled grapefruit brushed with brown sugar and orange juice), cinnamon spice and hint of salinity underpinned by a welcome oiliness. The smoke and tobacco return for an after-dinner cigar on the finish."

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Flavor Profile

Smoky & Spicy