Marca Negra Mezcal Ensamble (750 ml)

About This Item

Mezcal Marca Negra Ensamble is made by two different mezcaleros in two different towns. Make sure to check your bottle for exact details. Older releases were made by Alberto (Don Beto) Ortiz in Santa Maria La Pila, Miahuatlan, Oaxaca with maguey Espadin, Bicuishe and Madrecuixe. It has a semisweet beginning with citrus and yellow plum , clove and white pepper, and a floral end.  As of 2017, the Mezcal Marca Negra ensambles are produced by Basilio Pacheco in La Noria, Ejutla, Oaxaca with maguey Espadin, Mexicano, and Sanmartin (sp. Karwinskii) using 1/3 of each type of agave.
Tasting Notes:
  • Nose: Campfire, pine needles, pineapple, roasted oranges and fresh earth. Bright herbal flavors of sweet grass, white pepper and juinper are quite lively
  • Palate: Hot but pleasantly so with gobs of sweet honey and roasted figs with the earth and smoke.
  • Finish: Long warm sweet finish that keeps me coming back for more.

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