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Sangre de Vida

Sangre de Vida
Reposado Mezcal

Category: Reposado Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 45%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$49.99

Sangre de Vida
Reposado Mezcal

Category: Reposado Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 45%
Clear golden straw color. Green, interesting aromas and flavors of tomatoes on the vine, epazote, lime and curry leaves, and melted wax and plastic with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium finish that exhibits impressions of polished wood, spiced chocolate, pepper, and flower patch finish. A nice light and delicately smoky mezcal with nice wild and wooly herbal streak.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, spicy & smoky
Aroma Aroma: tomatoes on the vine, epazote, lime and curry leaves, and melted wax and plastic
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of polished wood, spiced chocolate, pepper, and flower patch
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice light and delicately smoky mezcal with nice wild and wooly herbal streak.

The Producer or Importer

Iconic Brands Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
15441 Stafford St.
City Of Industry, CA 91744
USA
1 909-333-4481

Their Portfolio

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87 Sangre de Vida Reposado Mezcal 45% (Mexico) $49.99.
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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.

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