Wine Enthusiast 89 points - Another single-village mezcal from Del Maguey. This crystal-clear mezcal has not much aroma, just a spicy scent which later opens up to a faint, grassy sweetness. Vegetal, grassy, slightly sweet flavors finish dry and pleasant, with just a little spice. Light body, unctuous feel.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 97 points - (UB Collection,Finalist,Tried & True Award)- Smoke and custard aromas abound. The flavors are fiery with red chilli, red berries and sweet papaya. A gentle smokiness perfumes from start to finish along with a warming spice that lasts and lasts on the palate. A pleasure to sip. (Mar 2015)
Del Maguey Mezcal Santo Domingo Albarradas is produced in the village of Santo Domingo Albarrades in the high Mixe region of Oaxaca, Mexico.
All of the mezcals in the Del Maguey portfolio are certified organic, and each expression is made from agave grown in a different small village. Del Maguey Mezcal Santo Domingo Albarradas is produced with agave grown in the tropical region of Mixe. The agave is grown at an elevation of over 8,000 feet in a lush, warm climate with high moisture that produces highly distinctive, fruity agave plants. The village is so remote that the only forms of transportation are horses and burros, and while this limits production, more land is preserved for growing agave to produce this incredible product.