Paranubes aguardiente de Caña - 54% abv.
Updated: Dec 26, 2018
- Grab a bag of salt and vinegar chips, and then dip them in dill pickle juice. Plastic. Grass. Trying to figure out what the green is...I picture cactus but it’s not quite right. Lychee and guava. I don’t mean this in the bad way that it sounds, but...Cottage cheese. The creamy scent that comes with it. The taste. Smoke. Boom! No sourness. No vinegar. No dill. Perhaps some plastic, but mild. Instead; Smoke! Salt! Citrus! Green olives! Dry straw. Grape-press distillate; Grappa-esque. Yet at the same time it tastes like the dry sands of Mexico. The terroir is really coming through on this one! Finally, and strangely, Umami, as if biting into a piece of aged Parmesan. Not overly long finish, but nothing that bothers me. Ends with a lingering taste of unripe papaya and cigarettes. The heat is there but surprisingly well balanced for 54%. Leaves your tongue tingling. Dry.
Mezcal meets agricole. More of this please.