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Lobos 1707

Lobos 1707
Reposado Mezcal

Category: Reposado Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 42%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$54

Lobos 1707
Reposado Mezcal

Category: Reposado Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 42%
Slivery straw color. Aromas of hints of pineapple and crushed nuts with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length custard and grilled plums finish. A slightly smoky, velvety Mezcal with hints of nuttiness.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Smoky
Aroma Aroma: hints of pineapple and crushed nuts
Taste Flavor: custard and grilled plums
Smoothness Smoothness: Satiny
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Paloma, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A slightly smoky, velvety Mezcal with hints of nuttiness.

The Producer

Lobos 1707 LLC

The Producer

Their Portfolio

86 Lobos 1707 Reposado Mezcal 42% (Mexico) $54.00.
92 Lobos 1707 Tequila Joven 40% (Mexico) $45.00.
86 Lobos 1707 Reposado Tequila 40% (Mexico) $49.00.
93 Lobos 1707 Extra Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $149.00.
96 Lobos 1707 Blanco Mezcal Artesenal 42% (Mexico) $54.00.

Reposado Mezcal

Spirits Glass Copita Straw.jpg
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.