Derrumbes San Luis Potosi Mezcal

Derrumbes third expression is a mezcal from the dessert produced exclusively from the extensive wild agave Salmiana Crassispina that grows naturally in the High Plateau of San Luis Potosi. With not enough trees to support mezcal production, Maestro mezcalero Manuel Perez forages for dry Salmiana leaves and quiotes to use as fuel. The result is an incredibly unique mezcal that reflects the flavors of its surroundings like no other. This floral and herbaceous mezcal from the village of Charcas has just the right touch of sweetness to balance its delicate intensity.

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    Derrumbes San Luis Potosi Mezcal

    Derrumbes San Luis Potosí is an incredible example of a very particular style of mezcal crafted in the high altitude Central Mexican Plateau, in the state of San Luis Potosí.

    Made from the region’s wild agave Salmiana, it gives the mezcal a unique, vibrant flavour. Despite its abundance, this agave has a very low yield, needing up to four times as much to create an equal amount of spirit when compared to the blue agave used in the tequila region. Grown in calcareous soils, this mezcal terrifically showcases its terroir characteristics, with chalky notes very evident in the flavour profile.

    Produced in an old traditional hacienda, above ground ovens known as hornos are used to cook the agave which mean their mezcal is not smoky. Once cooked, the agave is crushed by a tahona, fermented naturally with wild yeast, twice-distilled in small copper pot stills, and bottled at 43.5% ABV.

     

    Derrumbes San Luis Potosi Mezcal Tasting Notes

    NOSE

    Smoky and rich with stony minerality – abandoned fire pits in a damp forest. Hiding under the smoke is pungent cooked agave, with cooked fruit, sweet spice and a hint of fruity sourness. Peppery spice sits underneath it all, with a touch of coal smoke.

    PALATE

    Soft and sweet, with puckering sour fruit balanced by a sweet and candied cooked agave note. The smoke is well-integrated, as is the stoniness from the nose, giving a background of rich and warming peppery spice and campfire notes.

    FINISH

    Initially peppery and spicy, with creamy and fruity notes building and then slowly fading.

    COMMENT

    A relatively austere nose gives way to a sweet and complex palate that’s very approachable for a traditional mezcal. Well balanced and fruity, this is a great spirit for sipping.

     

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    Specification

    Weight 3.5 lbs
    Dimensions 5.5 × 6.5 × 15 in
    Brand

    Derrumbes

    Alcohol type

    Tequila

    Region

    Mexico

    Proof

    87.6 Proof