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Montelobos

Montelobos
Tobala Joven Mezcal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 46.8%
Certified Organic
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$99

Montelobos
Tobala Joven Mezcal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 46.8%
Light clear color. Aromas of buttered mango, dried banana, dried Thai basil, and strawberries in cream with a fat body and a very long lychee and prickly pear, spiced and stewed pineapples, vanilla poached plums, arugala, and spinach finish. New, enchanting flavors abound with every captivating sip; complex, creamy, fruity, and spicy notes are expressed with each welcome return to the glass.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: buttered mango, dried banana, dried Thai basil, and strawberries in cream
Taste Flavor: lychee and prickly pear, spiced and stewed pineapples, vanilla poached plums, arugala, and spinach
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: New, enchanting flavors abound with every captivating sip; complex, creamy, fruity, and spicy notes are expressed with each welcome return to the glass.

The Importer

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The Importer
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Blanco Mezcal

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Serve in a Copita
Blanco mezcal is a spirit from Mexico that can be made from as many as 18 different types of the agave plant, some cultivated and some wild. Most are produced in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. A blanco mezcal is distilled in a copper still (sometimes double distilled) and is not aged in oak, thus preserving a clear appearance.

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. Serve these on their own, in an adventuresome cocktail, or with a cigar.