Mezcalosfera De Mezcalotecta "Ageo Cortes, Tobala" Mezcal (Mexico) 750ML
Distillery Notes: Ageo Cortés is a fourth generation mezcalero in the small (<200 people) community of Mengoli de Morelos in Miahuatlán. Ageo began releasing his own mezcales at just 17, and has been distilling all his life alongside his father Felipe. In recent years, the two of them have begun achieving increasing notoriety for the quality of their destilados, and this wonderfully rustic example of Tobalá (Agave potatorum), found more widely in northern Oaxaca than in the southern region of Miahuatlán, is among his most spectacular and idiosyncratic efforts.
With a powerful nose of wet stone, old bricks, barnyard hay, lemongrass, cornmeal and maybe a bearskin rug or some sort of hide, These. Aromatics. Are. Wild. The palate embraces this savory character, with notes of jasmine, black pepper and fresh linen, but adds fruit – fresh strawberry and burnt orange peel in particular. Insane and fantastic, but not for the faint of heart.
LITERS PRODUCED: 200