Del Maguey White Blend Mezcal Minero NV
Distilled in an 800 B.C. Chinese-style clay still with bamboo tubing, in Minero you can actually taste the absence of copper. It has the most distinct flavor and aroma complex with a wide range of notes. At one end there are bright granite and mint flavors. At the other, apricot, tropical fruit, cream. In between you'll taste hints of vanilla, fresh fig, lime and smoke, burnt honey flavor and a bit of lemon. It is deep and warm through to the finish, blessed with rich layers of flavor covering a broad spectrum.<br/><br/>92 Proof<br/><br/>
Never saw a Del Maguey. Then they started showing up on the shelf in Dallas stores. I read about them so I thought I would treat myself. I got the Minero and I found out why they were on the shelf. It is smooth. That's about it for me. I got an old over ripe almost bad pear taste and nose. I drink allot of Tequila and some Mezcal when I can find it for example, La Jita, Divino, Encantado, El Senorio etc. Is Del Maguey 3 or 4 times better? Absolutely not. 4 things are important to me. 1. Price, failed miserably. 2. Taste, smooth but over ripe. 3. Buzz. good. 4. Hangover. I drank 1/2 of 750 ml after lunch and was popping aspirin by 7 pm. Over all, I would recommend getting 3 or 4 bottles of anything else and leave this one on the shelf. L
External Reviews for Del Maguey White Blend Mezcal Minero
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.
As authentic as a spirit can be. This mezcal has it all: smoke, pepper, agave, and soul. Tasting this is a powerful experience that could change your life.