Sombra Ensamble Mezcal Tepeztate & Tobala
  • Category Mezcal
  • Country Mexico
  • Region Oaxaca
  • Distillery Sombra Mezcal
  • Age NAS
  • Style Joven
  • Alcohol 51.6%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • herbs
  • orange zest
  • honey
  • tobacco
  • agave
  • earthy
  • vegetal
  • white pepper
  • slightly spicy

Sombra

Ensamble Mezcal Tepeztate & Tobala (0.75l, 51.6%)
Price $193.99

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This could be the most unique Mezcal we’ve tasted in years with a deep flavor profile reflecting the terroir of the Oaxaca Highlands.

"Sombra" is the Spanish word for "shadow." Sombra Mezcal was founded by renowned Wine Sommelier Richard Betts. A few years ago the brand was acquired by Davos Brands who immediately acquired its own private palenque (Mezcal facility) that focuses on environmental-friendly production including solar-powered millstones and fiber recycling among other innovations.

Sombra Mezcal Ensamble really is unique. Although Mezcal can theoretically be made from any of the two hundred varieties of agave, the VAST majority of Mezcals are made from Espadín agave. Espadín is a great agave, but it is also easier to farm. Many other types of Mezcal agave need to be harvested in the wold — a much harder and more expensive process. Sombra Mezcal Ensamble is a limited edition "ensemble" of two wild agaves — Tepeztate (61%) and Tobalá (39%). It’s also bottled at an impressive 51.6% ABV, and we’ve never seen a high proof Mezcal like that before. This production run is limited to just 2000 bottles worldwide.

See… we told you it was special.
  • Category Mezcal
  • Country Mexico
  • Region Oaxaca
  • Distillery Sombra Mezcal
  • Age NAS
  • Style Joven
  • Alcohol 51.6%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Platinum

Nose / Aroma / Smell
On the nose you will find earthy and vegetal notes followed by orange zest and white pepper.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile has fresh herbs, more orange zest, honey-buns, and a bit of tobacco.

Finish
The finish is haunting with a lingering wild agave essence.
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  • herbs
  • orange zest
  • honey
  • tobacco
  • agave
  • earthy
  • vegetal
  • white pepper
  • slightly spicy
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Character Dogson
Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.

Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.

All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.

Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.

All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
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