Mezcal Nucano Espadín Reposado

Mezcal Reposado

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Distillery / merk
0.7 liter
Batch NRE01-17
White Oak Barrels
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€ 58,95 (incl. BTW)


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Mezcal Nucano is an artisanal mezcal produced in the region of San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca. Their batches are always limited to ensure artisanal production, and they are made by a 5th generation mezcalero who helps to bring old-world mezcal production into modern times. They make an Anejo, Reposado, and several Joven mezcals that feature different silvestre agave. They are entirely Oaxacan owned and operated.

Tasting notes Serge Valentin: 80 points

Twelve months in oak, perhaps twelve months wasted, let’s see… (but given that the jovens were excellent, we’ve still got hope)…

Colour: straw.

Nose: fair, it’s a fair reposado. Some kind of young Caol Ila at times, with seawater, ashes, and apple juice. After all, didn’t Hugh Cornwell do Golden Brown with some mariachis? (oh, S., that’s a very obscure reference, you may need vacations… but psst, it’s on Youtube.)

Mouth: it’s just that the oak’s vanilla-ed sweetness tends to clash with the distillate’s rather race-y profile. Other than that, it’s a very fine reposado – but who needs reposados?

Finish: nice saltiness.

Comments: perfectly fine, thanks to some self-restrained oak-flavouring. Once again it tended to improve during the finish.

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