El Jolgorio Arroqueno - Edition Unknown
Mezcal Reviews: El Jolgorio Arroqueño is made from semi-wild Maguey Arroqueño (Agave americana). Typically, this agave can take up to 20 years to mature, before it is pit roasted in a traditional fashion. Given the length of time needed to grow this elegant agave, sustainability of Arroqueño has become a concern. Fortunately, El Jolgorio only makes this mezcal in small batches so they can keep the production sustainable while conserving younger wild agave plants. Starting in 2016 (Edition 05), the yearly releases of this mezcal are packaged in black glass bottles.
Notes: Peaches. Nectarines. Vanilla bean. Wood chips. Nicely layered. Drinks very bright and clean despite prominent smoke on the back half. Fresh whipped cream. Grilled peaches. Mineral water. Hickory. Creamy and long on the palate with plenty of smoke and mineral top notes.
Pour This For: Talisker lovers - plenty of smoke and fruit.
Score: 7 (Highly Recommend) Despite the soft body, it's not lacking in clarity or length. Always impressed with the consistent quality from El Jolgorio across a variety of styles. May not be an overly memorable pour I've had from them, but it delivers.
10 - Reevaluate The Budget
9 - Stash Two (If Able)
8 - Stash One (At The Right Price)
7 - Highly Recommend It To Strangers
6 - Solid - Above Average
5 - Acceptable For The Situation
4 - Not Vocally Complaining
3 - Anything Else To Drink?
2 - Nothing Nice To Say
1 - Drain Pour