Mezcal Marca Negra Espadín

Mezcal Joven

Oaxaca, Mexico

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4 out of 5 stars
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Distilled from estate-grown espadín agave averaging 7 to 10 years of age, and is double-distilled in pot stills after the agave hearts are roasted in traditional stone lined pits. The Marca Negra expressions each detail things such as location of the distillery, production details, and the name of the Master Mezcalero. The square bottle is marked with a black handprint intimating the hand of the mezcalero (distiller) which in the espadín expression is Abel Nolasco Velasco.

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  • 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.
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Tasting Notes

"An interesting bouquet, with fresh agave, mint, peaches, herbs and athletic tape. A hint of a medicinal, smoky quality wafts in the air. On the palate, an initial wave of sweet agave gives way to white pepper, then cooked agave, with an undertone of baked fruit. Freshly zested lime peel is next, the flavors coming so fast that it almost feels like a rollercoaster ride. Things finish off with a note reminiscent of campfire embers, and a hint of graham cracker peeking through the smoke."

Score 92

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