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Del Maguey Wild Papalome Silvestre Single Village Mezcal (750ml)

Oaxaca, MEXICO
$199. 00 Bottle
$2388.00 Dozen
ABV: 45%
The first in the 'Vina de Mezcal' series is the work of Fernando “El Bigote” Caballero Cruz. He was 'discovered' five or six years ago at the annual Dia de los Magueyeros. He and his family live in the Mixteca Alta region (the trip into San Pedro Teozacolalco is about five hours on the worst rock and dirt road you could imagine).

The maguey 'Papalometl' is named in Nahuatl for the butterfly (papalotl) and looks like a giant Tobala. Harvested at 10-12 years of age, then roasted for around five days, distillation takes place in a stainless steel pot with a clay condensor and carrizo (Mexican bamboo) tube.

Notes from Del Maguey... Earthy, dark and delicious. The nose is like sinking into a rich leather chair. A palate of leather, slate, a hint of black olive and meatiness. A medium long finish starting with slightly sweet notes of dark dried black cherries that gives way to an earthy, savory mushroom. 45% Alc./Vol.