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Poll: Metl 2012 Mezcal Anejo

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#1 gabe

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 04:12 AM

Metl 2012 Anejo
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Golden. Viscous with medium, slow legs. The aroma is macho with typical alcohol burn. Sweet, moderate agave (espadin, with a "green" feel), moderate wood, and some earthiness. Heavy smoke and a little "mush".

The taste has moderate intensity and burn, and continues to be sweet. Medium mouth feel. Moderate agave and wood, fairly smoky, a little fruit (apple?), and maybe a little buttery. The finish has lighter intensity and burn and becomes a little bitter. Light agave, moderate wood and smoke, and some mush. Shorter duration.


This is a decent mezcal, but the smoke and sweetness feel kind of forced, and the finish doesn't feel well put together. It's very heavy on the smoke; you can decide whether that is good or bad. Try It.

My Ratings:
Nose: Good
Body/Taste: Good
Aftertaste/Finish: Fair
Overall Impression: Good

#2 mezcalerokuam

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 01:00 AM

I'm finishing a bottle of the Metl 2012 Mezcal Aņejo right now....I not quite getting the bitterness on the back end. Maybe I have too much of it in my system already! I too detect a fruity dimension...I was leaning toward a light/subtle "apricot" but maybe that's the slight "buttery" aspect you picked up. Man, mezcal is a tough drink for me to describe. Definitely a fruit component, I just can nail down what it is. There is so much going on!

For a longer "tasting" session, I would have to say that within the current Metl 2012 Mezcal line, I would prefer the Metl 2012 Mezcal Reposado. It sort of tastes like the aņejo might just have more smokiness to it, but also oak wood - the primary difference just being the aging, but I'm not positive. The aņejo color is quite a bit darker than the reposado....

Gabe, generally speaking, I would concur with your ratings, but add that for a mid-range-priced Mezcal, this is not a bad one to have in the collection, and might go well with certain food pairings...something deserving of more exploration.