This is a mezcal produced using 12 year old Madrecuishe agave.
The producer is Se Busca Mezcal Artesanal.
Maguey Madrecuishe (Madre-Cuixe, Madrecuixe) is part of the Karwinskii family that also includes agave Cuishe, Cirial, and Tobasiche. It grows mostly in dry climates, and typically takes a tall, cylindrical shape.
Due to the agave’s dense core and low water content, mezcal made from agave Madre-Cuishe typically has high minerality with vegetal and floral notes.
Nose: Softly vegetal and earthy. There’s greener, floral notes lingering in the background. With time I pick up a mild smokiness and cocoa nibs.
Taste: Creamy and full-bodied. I find this a bit smoky and chewy in character actually. Nice! White pepper and ginger. Red berries.
Finish: Medium to short finish. Red berries, milk chocolate and earthy cocoa.
Comment: This is delightful.