Del Maguey Minero Mezcal

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Del Maguey Minero Mezcal

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Del Maguey
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Certified Organic
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Tasting Awards
2008 Agave Spirits Challenge
Bronze Medal & Most Artistic Brand
2008 Agave Spirits Challenge Bronze Medal

Del Maguey Minero - Santa Catarina Minas Mezcal

Minero™ has a nose full of flower essence, vanilla and figs. With a burnt honey flavor and a bit of lemon, Minero is deep and warm, sweet all the way to the finish. Minero has a special fruity and smooth taste.

One hour beyond the village of Chichicapa and through a mountain pass, one arrives at Santa Catarina Minas. This pueblo has an arid semi-tropical microclimate and great water! Our "Palenqueros" (producers) of Minero, Florencio Carlos Sarmiento and his sons Florencio Carlos Vasquez and Luis Carlos Vasquez, are true craftsmen. Their "Palenque" (site of production) is the most well organized we have seen. They even have a cistern to cool and recycle the water used in the condensation process. The most unique facet of this pueblo, that gives the fruitiness to Minero is that the still is made of clay with bamboo tubing, rather than the usual copper stills and tubing.


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Overall rating
 
96
Aroma-Nose
 
95
Initial Taste
 
94
Body
 
92
Finish
 
98
Enjoyability
 
99
Price
 
90
Presentation
 
99
When I did the Del Maguey tasting at work, this is the one I started with. Out of all the Del Maguey's this is by far the lightest style on offer.

On the nose you have a distinct floral and citrus overtones with a spattering of trademark smokiness lingering in the background. On the mouth, the citrus along with pepper come through strong and hard filling your mouth with a spicy creaminess that wasn't expected from the initial sniff.

The finish is clean and leaves you with a perfumed smoke flavour in the back of your throat. Definitely a starter for the person looking to get into the Mezcal ranks.
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