Mezcal Pierde Almas Historic Edition Maguey de Lumbre

Mezcal Joven

Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    89
  • Avg. Rating

    3.5
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 4 )

One of the things that sets mezcal apart from tequila is that you can use any number of different species of agave in its production. While most mezcals (especially those exported to the U.S.) are made using the agave espadín, the easily cultivated genetic grandmother to the blue weber (used in tequila), gems like this are possible. A mezcal made from the rare, wild-harvested agave lumbre, which is rare to find outside of blends or “ensambles”.

  • age
  • abv
    49.0
  • 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.
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Tasting Notes

"Ultimately, this is a more delicate and herbal style of mezcal with notes of jalapeno, fresh pear, ammonia, white pepper, terra cotta and fresh oregano on the nose. This is mostly mirrored on the palate but with a bright sweet, lemon zesty aspect added. The addition of water really brings out a softer, cleaner more citrus-driven profile."

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Flavor Profile

Mineral & Sweet