La Medida Mezcal

Mezcal Tobala

Mezcal Tobala, La Medida
  • Mezcal label from influential producer Julian Rodriguez
  • Maestro mezcalero Panfilo Hernandez Reyes
  • Produced in San Baltazar Guelavila, Oaxaca
  • 100% Tobalá (Agave potatorum) matured between 10–15 years
  • Cooked in an earthen oven, milled using stone tahona, then fermented in wood vats (‘tinas’)
  • Distilled twice using copper pot stills
  • Expect notes of strawberry, cream, saline, cantaloupe, and earth with a silky texture
  • 47.43% ABV (ABV may vary batch to batch)

Grown at high elevation (around 5,000 ft), tucked into the countryside surrounding the highly regarded mezcal-producing village of San Baltazar Guelavila, this is a benchmark example of delicious, classical Tobala.

Info

Vintage:
NV
Country:
Mexico
Region:
Oaxaca
Spirit Type:
Agave / Sotol / Pox
Spirit Sub Type:
Mezcal

Sizes Available

Full Bottle MX-XLM-02-NV 12/750ml
Flasks MX-XLM-02-NVR 24/200ml

Tasting Notes

Grown at high elevation (around 5,000 ft), tucked into the countryside surrounding the highly regarded mezcal-producing village of San Baltazar Guelavila, this is a benchmark example of delicious, classical Tobala. A delightful balance between earth and smoke, strawberries and cream, with a pronounced salinity on the finish and a rich, silky mouthfeel. The tiny Tobala agave, harvested wild at 10–15 years old, yields very low amounts of sugar (and thus, very small amounts of mezcal); it can take up to three plants to produce one bottle.  Which is a shame, because this is eminently quaffable—it’s hard not to drink it too quickly! Is there such a thing as summer porch mezcal? 47.43% ABV (ABV may vary batch to batch)