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Mazot Palmilla Tasting Notes

Details

  • Sotol: Dasylirion wheeleri
  • Bacanorero: Manuel Chacon Sr. and Sinohe Chacon Ezrre
  • ABV: 47%
  • Tasting keywords: Granite, salt, eucalyptus.
  • Lot: Summer 2019
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Nose

An incredible olfactory experience. There’s sugar cane, orange blossoms, and sea salt and even a touch of that Orangina soda note.

Taste

Very restrained after the nose. It comes at you slowly and gradually but there’s no climax here, just gentle waves of roasted agave with crests of restrained minerality and eucalyptus herbaceousness.

Method / Background Notes

Palmilla is the Sonorense name for Sotol and you can definitely taste that it’s the same plant that grows in the DO in Chihuahua, Durango, and Coahuila but the combination of the Bacanora style distilling and the a different growing environment makes for a very distinct spirit. Pay attention to the lots on the Mazot Palmilla, the lot that these tasting notes are based on was made in Summer 2019 but there are additional lots from December 2019 and the winter of 2020 which will be making their way to the market soon and each have distinct flavors.

Max co-founded Mezcalistas with Susan way back in 2012. Before that he was a journalist at Salon.com and The San Francisco Chronicle.

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