Mezcal Marca Negra Ensamble
100% Agave Bicuishe, Espadin, & Madrecuishe
Santa Maria La Pila, Oaxaca
A blend of Espadin, Madrecuishe and Bicuishe agaves, Semisweet entry showing citrus and yellow plum, cinnamon touches, clove and white pepper, and a lovely floral finish. A well-balanced Mezcal with a subtle touch of smoke.
12-oz Marca Negra Mezcal1-oz fresh lime juice1/2-oz CointreauSalt rim of lowball glass and fill with ice. Stir in Mezcal, juice and Cointreau untilnicely chilled. Garnish with lime wheel.
AROMA: fragrant, open, sweet floral aromas. no hint of smoke. slowly emerging stewed fruit bouquet. (a not unpleasant hint of sauerkraut or preserved vegetable?)
PALATE: initial touch of smoke on palate. broad, minerally core. balanced. no heat. long, radish-like salinity.
after 12 hours open in glass the smoke seems a bit more integrated and pronounced. still firm, round and broad.. ash at finish.