Lamata Sotol Durango
Lamata Sotol Durango Mezcal at Third Base Market & Spirits
For aficionados of Mexican spirits who are seeking a departure from the more familiar realms of tequila and traditional mezcal, Lamata Sotol Durango offers a compelling, complex journey into the world of Sotol, an underappreciated yet deeply sophisticated cousin of mezcal. Native to the State of Durango, this Sotol showcases the exceptional craftsmanship and unique terroir of the region. With its particular aromatics and robust flavor profile, it commands a place on the top shelf of any discerning spirit connoisseur's collection, and is now proudly available at Third Base Market & Spirits.
- Name: Lamata Sotol Durango Mezcal
- Type: Sotol
- Age: Unaged
- Region: Durango, Mexico
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): Variable, typically around 45-50%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
The spirit has a translucent, crystal-clear appearance, almost akin to water but with a hint of viscosity that provides a preview of its weight and depth. Its clarity is a testament to the distillation process, executed meticulously to achieve purity and finesse.
On the nose, Lamata Sotol Durango showcases an eclectic array of aromas. It reveals an initial burst of green vegetal scents, akin to freshly-cut grass or desert herbs. This is followed by a layer of earthiness, like wet soil after a summer rain, intermingled with a trace of mineral salinity and the slightest hint of wildflowers.
The first sip unveils a spectrum of flavors that echo its complex nose. A keen palate will discern notes of raw agave, green pepper, and an herbal undertone that's distinctively mint-like but with a woody nuance. It is a spirit with body; its oily mouthfeel allows these flavors to envelop the palate fully. A mid-palate emergence of spice—perhaps a dash of white pepper—creates a vibrant counterpoint to its initial herbaceous and earthy notes.
The finish is marked by its enduring complexity. A delicate smokiness lingers, along with a return of its mineral and earthy elements, resulting in a satisfyingly full-circle experience. The aftertaste remains long after the liquid has been consumed, leaving an enduring memory of its intricate flavors and rustic origins.
For those who value intricate craftsmanship, complexity, and regional specificity in their spirits, Lamata Sotol Durango is an exceptional choice. Whether consumed neat or featured in a high-end cocktail, its multi-dimensional profile makes it an invaluable addition to any sophisticated spirit collection. Obtain your bottle from Third Base Market & Spirits to experience the epitome of Sotol's untamed elegance.