MEZCAL DERRUMBES DURANGO
Derrumbes Durango This norteño mezcal is made in Nombre de Dios, Durango and of its dominant agave, Durangensis. It is another example of a mezcal made in wood and copper stills. Maestro Mezcalero Urial Simental delivers this exciting balance of summer fruits and dry minerality.
lot 1, bottle 44/800, 11.2016
(Agave Durangensis) 90.4 proof
Forward floral and straw aromas. Soft bouquet. Peachy. Cinnamon, sweet tree bark. Hint of musky melon rind. Attractive, muted bouquet. Red fruits developing in aroma. Appetizing.
On the palate it is round and balanced but elegant and restrained (but not diluted), finishing dry but with scarce minerality. Fine and focused. Very clean and approachable for 90 proof. Perhaps, a bit polished and lacking a sense of the wild. Still, a delicious drink.
(I have no history with tasting Durango mezcal so I can only rate it in reference to the category as a whole, including Oaxaca, so "stars" are inconsequential.)