Brilliant pale amber color. Vibrant caramel, roasted pineapple, vanilla, pepper, smoky embers, and spice aromas. A supple entry leads to a velvety dry-yet-fruity full-bodied palate with intense vanilla, toffee, agave, grilled pepper, smoky wood, and exotic peppercorn flavors. Finishes with a rich, long fade of mocha, toffee, cracked black pepper, toasted oak, and spices. A wonderful Cognac-like mezcal with a superb wood treatment. A very impressive, world-class spirit. The deep amber/burnished gold color is clean and free of debris. The first inhalations find typical mezcal scents such as India ink, and vinyl; after seven more minutes of air contact, the aroma adds burned/baked aromas. The palate entry is surprisingly sweet and mild; at midpalate, a robust ashy/sooty flavor takes charge of the flavor proceedings, elbowing out all other taste possibilities. Ends up on a moderately sweet, smoky note that’s quite pleasant.