Review: Zacbe Mezcal Reposado / by Jason Hambrey

ABV
39.6%
Aging
3 months
Recipe
Espadin Agave
Distiller N/A

This is quite the Mezcal - just a nose of it and you will see so! It is one of my best and most interesting mezcal experiences, though I know very little about the Mezcal itself. I suspect they may be distilling flavor components other than just agave, or else they are brilliant at creating flavour! A few whisky fanatics absolutely loved this when we tried it together. It is generally available in Ontario.


Review (2016)

  • Batch: LV02
  • Bottling Code: N/A
  • Bottling Date: ~2013

Fruity, exotic, and creamy – with a bit of a green mango smell to it. Mango sherbet, pineapple sherbet, peppery, and a bit sweet - but not super smoky. A bit of a rubber-factory type scent to it all. Big, smoky, and creamy on the palate with a huge load of fruit as well. I’m thinking this might work fabulously with a cigar…quite nice, really, it is. Very complex, but not super smoky. So interesting with the candy-creaminess….and the smoke. Lightly drying on the finish. One of the creamiest non-cream liquers I have tasted. This has been a huge winner at tastings – I’ve tasted this alongside whiskies I’ve scored in the 90s and it has still come out the majority winner among whisky enthusiasts and experts. If you see one, I’d get it. I’ve also tasted this one in flights of mezcals, and after tasting it, the others taste rather bland, to show you the power of flavour here. It does fairly well with air in the bottle as well.

Score: 90/100

Value: 82/100 (based on $83)