Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sombra Mezcal - Agave de Oaxaca

i have just tasted (for the second time) a new Mezcal called Sombra, and i thought i would give you guys the scoop!

Sourced by the Master-mind behind Del Maguey single village mezcals, Sombra Mezcal (Agave de Oaxaca!), is made from Espadin Agave, harvested from the Sierras of Oaxaca, the hearts are slow roasted in a rock pit over a mesquite fire and then ground, fermented, and distilled to perfection resulting in Sombra! The nose leads with clean, wonderful mesquite smoke, with very delicate fruitiness in the background-- like you are roasting sweet Bell Peppers, and Maui Onions on a Mesquite fire--yum. . .. The flavors follow suit with other lingering subtleties popping up: stewed smoky fruits, hints of richness, luxuriously abundant minerals and a finish that is a barbecued joy to imbibe. The funniest thing is the aftertaste, or exhale is where the saporous-full-well-baked flavor of agave is the most present-- so tasty!

i quoted Ron, in the last paragraph, and he added this to his facebook... it is awesome, watch it.