With more age and obvious effects of six month aging in American oak, this mezcal showed a light butterscotch tint. On the nose, it offered similar flavors to the joven. On the palate, it was more complex and floral. It opened with the same background agave and smoke, butterscotch and leather, but added very high notes of lavender and white pepper. The alcohol bite was surprisingly sharper than the younger joven. Recommended.
The color was clear. It was surprisingly aromatic on the nose, with leather, toasted coconut, and an impressive amount of herbs, particularly sage and marjoram, coming through, not at all overwhelmed by the alcohol. Flavors were very different from the nose. There was no hiding the agave as the base flavor, with plenty of smoke, but it also had loads of butterscotch and white pepper. It was very smooth, with no harsh alcohol burn, and a pleasant slightly thick mouth feel. Highly recommended.
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