Sombra Mezcal Blanco

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Sombra Mezcal Blanco

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Sombra
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San Juan del Rio
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Sombra Mezcal - Agave de Oaxaca

Sombra Mezcal - Fire, Rock and Earth - That's all it takes. Espadin Agave are hand harvested on the steep slopes of the Oaxacan Sierra. The hearts are slowly roasted in a rock pit over an oak fire and then ground, brewed, and expertly distilled. The result, Sombra, is one of the most tasteful and finest spirits produced on and of our earth.

Produced in San Juan del Rio, Sombra Mezcal exhibits a bouquet of exotic fruits and spice. Roasting our Espadin Agave over oak instead of mesquite allows for the true flavor of the Espadin to shine through.


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2 reviews
Overall rating
 
91
Aroma-Nose
 
89(2)
Initial Taste
 
90(2)
Body
 
92(2)
Finish
 
91(2)
Enjoyability
 
92(2)
Price
 
90(2)
Presentation
 
87(2)
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Overall rating
 
92
Aroma-Nose
 
91
Initial Taste
 
92
Body
 
94
Finish
 
93
Enjoyability
 
93
Price
 
90
Presentation
 
80
As a big fan of big, peaty Islay single malt whisky, I've been on the hunt for a similarly arranged mezcal. The hunt is over.

Appearance: Crystal clear. Long legs form when swirled around the snifter. It kind of sparkles and dares you to think it's delicate.

Nose: Smoke. Big, mesquite-like, oven-baked agave smoke. Mild notes of citrus are left on the backbone.

Initial taste: The initial taste is dominated by the smoke. This mezcal doesn't play around.

Body: Rich and bold. Surprisingly built for a blanco.

Finish: Once the smoke subsides, then you get to partake in the subtle nuances of baked agave, grass, and citrus. The finish turns this one-trick-pony into a fine sipper. Really, really enjoyable.

If you can get passed the packaging (that is kind of charming in an weird way), then this is a great mezcal to have around. It's not delicate, it's not dainty, and I feel like I might have insulted it by drinking it out of crystal stemware.

Definitely one of my most entertaining purchases.
J
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Overall rating
 
89
Aroma-Nose
 
87
Initial Taste
 
88
Body
 
90
Finish
 
89
Enjoyability
 
90
Price
 
90
Presentation
 
93
This is a big and bold mezcal
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