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La Fogata Anejo

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#1 Guy DeLouche

Guy DeLouche


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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:07 PM

Brand Name: La Fogata
Distillery: Cavas Vamer, S.A. de C.V., Juan de Mena, No. 283, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Type: Anejo

Distillations: 2
Gusano: No
Proof: 80
Closure: Cork

Agave: 100% "cword" (sic) type agave

Other: Bottle is green, hand-blown glass, with fancy glass gusano decoration on the bottom. "Bottled from origen (sic), 100% artesian with pride from Oaxaca."

Visual: Brilliant, pale gold, some fine, fibrous sediment, medium to heavy mouthfeel. Thin, slow-forming legs.
Nose: Hefty wood smoke up front, some clean, vegetal agave, slight hints of roast green chile, and sweet oak barrel vanillin and caramel.
Body/Taste: Initial caramel sweetness, no heat, good smoke and smooth agave; then a bit of peppery alcohol on the tongue. Finishes long and smoky.
Aftertaste/Finish: Smooth and warm with that really nice smoke/agave combo.
Overall Impression: Great stuff. Not usually into anejos, but this has a very pleasant sophistication while retaining the true mezcal expression. Not dumbed down by the wood aging at all - unmistakably mezcal. Quality sipper with just enough bite. I have not tried Danzantes anejo, but I imagine La Fogata is a bit rougher and less refined - but I like those qualities in a mezcal, so I give this one very high marks.

Rating: Excellent.

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Edited by Guy DeLouche, 27 January 2011 - 10:33 AM.