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#61 gabe

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:07 PM

I have been drinking treasure cn and chinaco, and i have to say that Old CN blanco trumps old Chinaco blanco. This old CN is soooo different from the newer "gimmicky" very vegetal newer CN profile. It is sweet and perfect. I need more!

Careful with blanket generalities like these! :D

"Old Chinaco" has quite a wide range of taste and quality. My experience with paper label bottles has been great, but teardrop bottles have been all over the map. Nevver had one that really struck me.

Agree with you that old CNC has better complexity and is more enjoyable.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 02:55 PM

Man that teardrop denton Chinaco is tasty, but I have no idea how to paper label tastes.  come over and try for yourself!

 

The older bubble glass CN blanco has a balance of sweetness and complex earthy cement flavor that is insane.  It smells fantastically sweet like the agave sugar content was really high or something.  

 

The Chinaco denton blanco has a drier and not as oily taste, with a very nice finish that goes into cinnamon red hots.  delicious teardrop denton blanco for sure, although less sugary than the older CN blanco.



#63 Guy DeLouche

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:40 AM

Mezcal Vago Tobala - this is VERY enjoyable. cant wait to try the whole line. esp that Elote

Nice! I haven't tried Vago Tobala, but their Elote is excellent. The Espadin and Mexicano are also very good, but the Elote is the one that really stood out to me. The roasted corn seems to add a complementary sweetness and body without interfering at all with the agave expression. The other two have a slight back-of-the-throat char; I'm picking that up now on some of the higher-end mezcals, including Yuu Baal (which I really liked otherwise), and it kind of bugs me.



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:16 PM

Nice! I haven't tried Vago Tobala, but their Elote is excellent. The Espadin and Mexicano are also very good, but the Elote is the one that really stood out to me. The roasted corn seems to add a complementary sweetness and body without interfering at all with the agave expression. The other two have a slight back-of-the-throat char; I'm picking that up now on some of the higher-end mezcals, including Yuu Baal (which I really liked otherwise), and it kind of bugs me.

 

 

nice yeah that Elote expression seems like an awesome idea - can´t wait to go to Oaxaca now and visit these palenques



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 01:25 PM

Picked up a bottle of the Elote and yes, that sweetness really comes thru very subtley.  Also really enjoy the heat on the initial sip.  Also procured a bottle of Sombra and was a bit surprised/disappointed.  From previous reviews I was expecting some over-the-top smokiness.  Didn't happen for me.  Was hoping it would replace a couple of old favs that have run dry (Embajador & Don Amado).  Both of those rocked IMO on the smoky-scale.  Picked up a bottle of local Racilla while in Vallarta and that will have to suffice as my go-to smokebomb.  I do have the occasional Saturday morn bloody mary and I like to float a very small amount of mezcal on top.  Really adds a nice dimension.



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 03:33 PM

Yum.. Embajador and Don Amado! Does your raicilla have a label or brand name?

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 04:44 PM

Don Joel from Rancho La Canada



#68 Mezcalito

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:27 PM

Mango Brandy made by master mezcal distiller Ignacio 
Parada from Zoquitlan. *48  WOW



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:22 PM

Mango Brandy made by master mezcal distiller Ignacio 
Parada from Zoquitlan. *48  WOW

Welcome I see you took my adviced and joined.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:52 PM

Mango Brandy made by master mezcal distiller Ignacio
Parada from Zoquitlan. *48 WOW


Ok Oaxaca sounds like heaven ...

#71 don Pablo

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 10:34 PM

Not drinking "now", but just ordered a whole mess of mezcals for a school auction tasting I will be hosting:

Banhez joven Mezcal Tradicional
El Buho
El Peloton de la Muerte Joven
Fidencio Clasico Joven
KOCH el Mezcal 100% Wild Agave
Mezcal Union Joven
Mezcal Vago Elote
Santa Pedrera Joven
Siete Misterios Arroqueno Joven
Yuu Baal Madrecuixe

So much more delicious when it's tax deductible....
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#72 La.Casa.de.Tequilas

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:39 AM

Not drinking "now", but just ordered a whole mess of mezcals for a school auction tasting I will be hosting:

Banhez joven Mezcal Tradicional
El Buho
El Peloton de la Muerte Joven
Fidencio Clasico Joven
KOCH el Mezcal 100% Wild Agave
Mezcal Union Joven
Mezcal Vago Elote
Santa Pedrera Joven
Siete Misterios Arroqueno Joven
Yuu Baal Madrecuixe

So much more delicious when it's tax deductible....

WOW!!!  B) My kind of auction. 



#73 PaulG

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:19 PM

Vago today cuixe then the espadin and now the tobala  Everyone is a winner



#74 don Pablo

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 09:37 PM

Tried several of the Vago mezcals (thanks PaulG).  All good, but for me the standout was the Tobala.  Great stuff.

 

Also tried the Koch El wild agave. Very nice, though nothing outstanding. Easy to drink.   B)

 



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:12 AM

Did a flight of Tobala mezcals in SF last night: Del Maguey, Fidencio, and Pierde Almas. The Fidencio was fine, but I think DM was similar but better in most respects. The Pierde Almas was a different beast.. still identifiably Tobala, but less round sweetness and instead more earthy, brick-oven flavors. All told, the PA very, very good. Despite the high prices, I am becoming a huge fan of the Pierde Almas brand of mezcals.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:05 PM

PA is expensive, but really no more so than DM (maybe marginally). Probably the two best labels going, from top to bottom of their selections.



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:55 AM

Mezcal Vago Olla de Barro Tobalá - think it's made by Mr.Kuper's Tio Rey - damn this stuff is delicious - very earthy



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 02:47 PM

Not drinking it yet -- but here is what I picked up in Cabo last week (for mezcals, anyway):

 

Siete Misterios Barril

Siete Misterios Doba-Yej

Siete Misterios Coyote

Siete Misterios Espadin

MarcaNegra Dobadan

San Cosme

Arte Mezcal 2008 Tobala

Peleton de la Muerte 200 ml (flask)

Alipus Sn Andres 375 ml

Del Maguey San Luis del Rio Azul



#79 La.Casa.de.Tequilas

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:11 PM

Not drinking it yet -- but here is what I picked up in Cabo last week (for mezcals, anyway):

 

Siete Misterios Barril

Siete Misterios Doba-Yej

Siete Misterios Coyote

Siete Misterios Espadin

MarcaNegra Dobadan

San Cosme

Arte Mezcal 2008 Tobala

Peleton de la Muerte 200 ml (flask)

Alipus Sn Andres 375 ml

Del Maguey San Luis del Rio Azul

Congrats Don Pablo!  :t_up:



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:21 AM

Drinking DM Chichicapa tonight, in the following vessels:

Riedel tequila -- awesome
Riedel Single Malt Scotch (great for peaty scotch) -- awful, almost undrinkable
Mezcal glass (ribbed, candle holder dealy, I forget the name) -- OK
DM clay cup -- good
Jicara -- perhaps a bit better than the clay cup

#81 Guy DeLouche

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:51 PM

Really curious about those Siete Misterios varietals...the arroqueno was so good. I hope we can get Marca Negra Dobadan north of the border soon. Tasting notes, please dP!



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:44 PM

May be a while before I get to tasting some of those (and my notes are weaksauce anyway), on account of I just opened 14 bottles for the school auction tasting, and I brought them back to the house about 80% full. So, too much on my hands right now.

Scoring results from that tasting:

Best: DM Chichicapa, Wahaka Tobalá, Yuu Baal
Best of the cheap 100% Espadin: Pelotón de la Muerte, San Pedrera
Best value: Koch El, Pelotón

I did the tasting blind, and my best were 7 Misterios Arroqueño and Yuu Baal -- not including the DM, which I broke out later (so it wasn't blind). Several others were not far behind. In reality, all but two mezcals were really enjoyed -- lots of good stuff.

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 02:24 PM

last night was sipping on some Alipus Santiago (strange green label), Alipus San Luis del Rio (black & blue label), Alipus San Miguel Sola (red label) - all great stuff IMHO

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 03:10 PM

realy digging this BRU-XO No.1 Espadin stuff esp for the $23US price tag down here not bad



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Posted 20 July 2016 - 11:03 PM

Por Siempre, a Sotol worthy of a place among Mezcals.

 

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Mezcalero #12 cupreata, Siembra Metl cenizo, Father/Son mezcaleros in Michoacan, different agave & brands, both are yummy.

 

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