Xicaru Reposado Mezcal
Xicaru Reposado Mezcal is a superb representation of artisanal mezcal crafting techniques. Made from 100% espadin agave and aged in American oak barrels, this mezcal showcases the depth and richness that reposado mezcals can offer. At Third Base Market & Spirits, we take pride in offering a wide variety of mezcals, and Xicaru Reposado Mezcal certainly stands as a unique and high-quality option for both newcomers and aficionados alike.
- Name: Xicaru Reposado Mezcal
- Type: Reposado Mezcal
- Age: Aged for 4 to 6 months in American oak barrels
- Region: Oaxaca, Mexico
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): Typically around 45% (varies by batch)
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
In the glass, Xicaru Reposado Mezcal presents a soft golden hue, an indication of its time spent in American oak barrels. The liquid shows good body, with legs gently trickling down the glass when swirled.
The nose offers a complex amalgam of scents — smoky agave is at the forefront, enriched by subtler notes of caramel, vanilla, and dry wood, acquired from its aging process.
The initial sip delivers a blast of earthy agave and a smoky richness, characteristic of traditional mezcals. This is quickly followed by the sweeter and more nuanced flavors of dried fruits, caramel, and light spice, courtesy of the oak aging.
The finish is long and lingering, with an elegant balance of smoke and sweetness. Hints of spiced oak and agave remain on the palate, inviting another sip.
The mezcal has a full and rounded mouthfeel, making each sip satisfyingly robust yet smooth.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
Xicaru Reposado Mezcal is versatile and well-suited for various forms of consumption — from sipping neat to serving as a robust backbone in cocktails. Its nuanced profile allows for engaging tasting sessions, revealing different layers with each sip.
Given its complexity and depth, this mezcal pairs wonderfully with rich, spicy foods, as well as certain cheeses like aged cheddar or gouda. It also complements grilled meats exceptionally well.
While we strive to maintain a steady stock, the artisanal nature of Xicaru Reposado means it can sometimes be in limited supply. We recommend securing your bottle sooner rather than later to experience its layered complexity.
For those with a palate for the intricate dance between smoke and sweetness, Xicaru Reposado Mezcal offers an excellent journey into the artisanal world of reposado mezcals. Third Base Market & Spirits is delighted to provide this superb option for our discerning clientele.