Montelobos Espadín Mezcal Joven

Mezcal Joven

Montelobos // Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    87
  • Avg. Rating

    3.99
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 85 )

Montelobos (mountain of wolves) is an unaged mezcal produced from organic espadín agave. The agaves are sourced Loma Larga in Santiago Matalán Oaxaca. After roasting for 5-7 days in a volcanic stone pit, the agaves are crushed with a tahona and allowed to naturally ferment. Montelobos was created by Dr. Iván Saldaña and is produced by 5th generation mezcalero, Don Abel Lopez.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    43.2
  • 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 is fairly straight-forward with abundant notes of smoked meats and brine. The palate is where things get more interesting; flavors of lemon zest, salt, grilled rosemary and ash are detected. Overall, this is an enjoyable mezcal and at this price point, one that is very suitable for a cocktail."

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Smoky & Salty