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Los Amantes

Los Amantes
Reposado Mezcal

Category: Reposado Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$65

Los Amantes
Reposado Mezcal

Category: Reposado Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Light gold color. Smoky aromas and flavors of grilled peppers and pineapples, burning pine and hickory embers, singed herbs, and overripe plantain with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long finish with suggestions of singed palo santo and pine sap, roasted coconut milk, grilled squash and fiddle head ferns, and lava stones finish. A rich and traditional mezcal with complex smokiness.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy, Smoky & Mild
Aroma Aroma: grilled peppers and pineapples, burning pine and hickory embers, singed herbs, and overripe plantain
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of singed palo santo and pine sap, roasted coconut milk, grilled squash and fiddle head ferns, and lava stones
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Finish Finish: Long
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and traditional mezcal with complex smokiness.

The Importer

Global Beverage Team

The Importer
101 N. Wacker Drive #2010
Chicago, IL 60606
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.

Reposado Mezcal

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Serve in a Copita
Reposado mezcal is mezcal that is aged up to one year in an oak barrel, usually an ex-bourbon barrel. This is less time aging than an añejo mezcal (one to three years of aging) or extra añejos (three years or more). While these examples do not have the finesse of an añejo mezcal, these are a step or two up in refinement and smoothness from a blanco mezcal and can be served neat or in a cocktail.

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.

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