It HAD to happen. Sooner or later a new brand would arrive on the scene that tasted like it had been made decades ago (an age of fewer shortcuts) and was just sitting in a warehouse awaiting its proper debut time. Well that time has come, and its name is Don Modesto!
Here’s a new brand that is full of earthy spice, and features soft, well-rounded edges in its flavor profile. Lippy was completely onboard for ALL ages of this stellar juice. Each age varietal was a great representative of its class. The repo was softened and sweetened by the wood, but not “dumbed-down” by it. The anejo added an integrated complexity to the repo while losing little of the spice and tongue-jangly heat.
Get out your wallets, people. Th’ Lip is rating Don Modesto a “buy”!
BRAND: DON MODESTO
AGAVE SOURCE: Lowlands
GENERAL TASTING NOTES:
Don Modesto forsakes the easy (read: SWEET) path to the American palate and instead serves up LOADS of roasted agave bathed in a spicy and earthy stew. The blanco’s complicated flavors of citrus and slightly bitter minerals come through in all the ages of the brand. This is a brand to buy a lot of and smile about later when your friends ask for another glass!
FLAVOR Profiles (out of a possible 4 points)
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“Ad Ogni Costo” – Ennio Morricone
“Yegelle Tezeta” – Mulatu Astatke (“Broken Flowers” soundtrack)
“Florida Fantasy’ – John Barry (“Midnight Cowboy” soundtrack)