BOZAL MEZCAL ESPADIN-BARRIL MEXICANO (ENSAMBLE)
The Espadín agave, known as the genetic Mother of the Blue Weber Agave, is used to produce tequila, and is also the predominant agave used in mezcal production. Unique in itself, the characteristics of this agave showcase the aromas of wet earth, a rich smokiness on the mid-palate, and a finish reminiscent of wild flowers.
This thick-foliaged, wild agave, often used as fencing to divide land in Oaxaca, intensifies the complexity of this mezcal. As citrus and floral notes arise, hints of green peppers compliment the nose. The palate is a delightful balance of citrus and creamy banana.
The Mexicano agave thrives in the moist environment of lower elevations. This wild agave can grow quite large and is usually harvested when close to ten years of age. The concentration of sugar in the fully mature agave produces an extremely powerful mezcal. The palate is distinctively herbaceous and earthy with a long lasting finish in the mouth.
Thyis is a very drinkable mezcal! It is by far well worth the price and compares favorably to bottles that cost more than twice as much. It is like finding a very nice campsite at the end of the day!
This is hands down my favorite Mezcal (enjoyed it more than: Del Maguey Vida and Monte Alban) ! Very good smokey taste that goes down extremely smooth. Unfortunately, it does not appear to be sold in IL anymore.