Mezcals are finally migrating outside of the Mexican border, even finding their way into Central New York. Mezcal Amarás is one of the latest to visit the GSN offices, as you can read about in our previous review. Their latest release is made with 100% cupreata agave (maguey papalote) grown in the Rio Balsas basin of Guerrero, Mexico. Unaged as is their espadin version, Mezcal Amarás Cupreata is overseen by master mezcalero Don Faustino Robledo.
As Mezcal Amarás founder Santiago Suarez says about this new product “I imagine it to be what the color green tastes like”. See what you think.
Mezcal Amarás Cupreata (86 proof)
Visual: Crystal clear.
Nose: Dark, vegetal smoke. Evocative and rustic, reminding me of camping on a rainy Autumn afternoon. Quite seasonal.
Taste: Imagine if you will, collecting wild grasses, building a fire with them, and then a light rain comes down. The resulting humid smoke is then collected and distilled. This is what Mezcal Amarás Cupreata is. The body is light and almost agave juice-like, which makes for a perfect palate to hold all of the elements together.
Finish: Long and intriguing. The initial blast of flavor slowly dies down to a soft murmur and says goodbye with a lover’s smoky kiss of farewell.
Overall: One of a kind. I’ve never had anything like it. Neither will you.
GSN Rating: A
For more information go to: Mezcal Amores