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Los Amantes

Los Amantes
Añejo Mezcal

Category: Añejo Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$80

Los Amantes
Añejo Mezcal

Category: Añejo Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Gold color. Smoky, medicinal, complex aromas and flavors of smoked nuts and gusano, chocolate halva, hint of iodine tincture, and prairie fire embers and rubber with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, very long finish displaying notes of grilled citrus, smoked peppers, and mesquite honey finish. A delicious and satisfying añejo mezcal that coats the palate with lingering warmth and smokiness.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Rich, Spicy, Smoky & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: smoked nuts and gusano, chocolate halva, hint of iodine tincture, and prairie fire embers and rubber
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of grilled citrus, smoked peppers, and mesquite honey
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Oaxacan Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious and satisfying añejo mezcal that coats the palate with lingering warmth and smokiness.

The Importer

Global Beverage Team

The Importer
200 E. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601
USA
1 312-286-1487

Their Portfolio

94 Los Amantes Joven Mezcal 40% (Mexico) $54.00.
93 Los Amantes Reposado Mezcal 40% (Mexico) $65.00.
96 Los Amantes Añejo Mezcal 40% (Mexico) $80.00.
90 Maracame Extra Añejo Tequila 38% (Mexico) $.00.
88 Maracame Plata Tequila 40% (Mexico) $.00.
90 Maracame Reposado Tequila 40% (Mexico) $.00.
93 Maracame Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $.00.

Anejo Mezcal

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Serve in a Copita
Añejo (literally "old") Mezcal has been aged for a legal minimum of twelve months in barrels. The finest examples however are usually aged from three to five years. Añejo mezcal can be either light, with a golden straw color or have an amber or golden yellow appearance.

The aging in barrels gives añejo mezcals flavors of roasted nuts, grilled fruits, pepper and tobacco. There is often a sublte smoky minerality in the finish; serve these neat in a crystal copita with cigars.

Mezcal is often confused with tequila, as both are made from agave. But while tequila must be made from one specific blue agave, mezcal can be produced from eighteen different types of agave (maguey). There are two types of mezcal, those made exclusively from maguey and those made from at least 80% maguey mixed with other ingredients. Mezcal has similar aging terms as tequila, such as reposado and añejo, but generally mezcal is more of an artisanal product, so examples of mezcal vary more than tequila.

Most are double-distilled, while some are triple-distilled and then aged for several years in oak barrels. Flavors range from smoked herbs and pepper to tobacco and charred fruits.