Wine Enthusiast 94 points - If “sipping mezcal” doesn’t exist, the category may have to be created for this limited-edition mezcal (only 14 three-bottle sets were produced). This “single village” mezcal is aged for 14 years in glass bottles and then is finished in a Stags Leap Cabernet barrel for 43 days. The result is a light nut-brown color and offers beautiful aromas of raisin, vanilla and dark chocolate, with a mellow pepper note in the background. Sweet agave nectar and honey flavors finish with a muted peppery sting.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points - (Tried & True Award)- Sweet and creamy aromas play nicely with subtle smokiness. Unbelievably rich on the palate with flavors unfolding to reveal ripe tropical fruits, warming red chilli spice and delicate campfire smoke. The texture is unctuous, leaving a long lasting impression. Divine. (Mar 2015)