Derrumbes Oaxaca naturally represents the rich character of the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, epicenter of agave biodiversity. An ensemble of two of its most representative species - Espadín and Tobalá - it is produced by the skillful hand of third generation agave farmer and Maestro Javier Mateo and his family in the town of Santiago Matatlán. Pit roasted with black oak and tahona ground, it goes thru a wild fermentation using pulque as aid and water from the ancestral Zapotec town of Mitla. The result is a round, full body mezcal with a light smokiness that gives way to its minerality and delicate fruitiness.
On the pallete the Oaxava offer notes of warm citrus, acacia honey, cedar & eucalyptus, varnished wood, leather, pine needles, cool & clean smoke. 48% ABV.
Big and bold, with delicate notes of jasmine, citrus, acacia honey, cracked black pepper and dark chocolate balanced on a rich and pungent base of varnished wood, petrol and oily cloths.
Lively, with leather and wood smoke providing support for fresher and lighter flavours of citrus, raisins, pine needles, and sweeter and stickier notes of freshly cooked agave.
Full and long, with sweet fruit and smoke carried through until the end.
A thick, flavoursome and intriguing spirit. The intense flavours provide a backbone, but don’t swamp the more delicate notes.