Scorpion Mezcal 7 year old Anejo
Brilliant pale amber color. Vibrant caramel, roasted pineapple, vanilla, pepper, smoky embers, and spice aromas. A supple entry leads to a velvety dry-yet-fruity full-bodied palate with intense vanilla, toffee, agave, grilled pepper, smoky wood, and exotic peppercorn flavors. Finishes with a rich, long fade of mocha, toffee, cracked black pepper, toasted oak, and spices. A wonderful Cognac-like mezcal with a superb wood treatment. A very impressive, world-class spirit.
The deep amber/burnished gold color is clean and free of debris. The first inhalations find typical mezcal scents such as India ink, and vinyl; after seven more minutes of air contact, the aroma adds burned/baked aromas. The palate entry is surprisingly sweet and mild; at midpalate, a robust ashy/sooty flavor takes charge of the flavor proceedings, elbowing out all other taste possibilities. Ends up on a moderately sweet, smoky note that's quite pleasant. F. Paul Pacults' Spirit Journal
Appearance: Tawny, Russian gold or Baltic amber. On swirling, it leaves a very light coating on the glass which belies its viscosity. Sitting in the glass, it looks like a small puddle of sap or nectar.
First Impression: Smoky, phenol and and brine. Damn near ethereal compared to most mezcal.
Taste: Smoke, aloe and iodine. Much more understated than any of the others a marked contrast to the 5 year old. A eminently civilized, if tame expresion of a mezcal. Spirits Review
Caballeros Inc. recently introduced these very special, limited edition, rare bottlings of 100% agave mezcal aged in oak barrels. Besides the difference in age, Scorpion Mezcal Reserva Añejo 5 Year is double distilled and Scorpion Mezcal Gran Reserva Añejo 7 Year is triple distilled. Each is bottled in heavy French glass with the signature scorpion at the bottom (inside) of each hand-numbered bottle. Special super-sized scorpions were included in these unique editions to the Scorpion Mezcal family of products.
Out of 52 tequilas and mezcals reviewed at the 2005 Beverage Testing Institute’s International Review of Spirits, both the Scorpion Mezcal Reserva Añejo 5 Year and Scorpion Mezcal Gran Reserva Añejo 7 Year, were awarded Platinum medals and given a score of 96 and 97 respectively. The BTI also considered both spirits to be of “Superlative” quality.
This award-winning Scorpion Mezcal Gran Reserva 7 Year Old is a rare limited edition and triple-distilled mezcal in a French glass decanter with a scorpion in every bottle. This Special Reserve spends 7 years aging in oak barrels of less than 200 liters. Singel barrel bottlings of our aged products ensures premium quality mezcal.
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