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Santo Cuviso Blanco tasting notes

A fantastic expression of Bacanora that hits your nose with an amazingly evocative set of scents ranging from salt water spray to mango. The flavor is completely in line giving you a physical sensation of roundness and that slight fizzy sensation that you feel from a young wine while flavors abound.


  • Location: Bacanora, Sonora
  • Agave: A. angustifolia Haw.
  • Maestro Mezcalero: Manuel “El Toro” Chacón
  • ABV: 45%
  • Tasting keywords: Sage honey, pine, mineral.
  • NOM: 168
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Sweet minerality, touch of Yosemite granite in the summer. Salt water. Mango. Rich and transporting, not shy.


The Santo Cuviso Blanco opens with a real fun sparky mineral fizziness sensation and evolves into an incredibly rich mouth feel full of classic roast agave sugar with flavors of dried mango, sage honey, and pine resin.

Method / Background Notes

When our blind tasting at Tahona before this year’s Mexico in a Bottle San Diego was tied between Clayton Szczech and Darian Martyniuk bar lead Steven Sadri chose the Santo Cuviso Blanco as the tie breaker.

Max co-founded Mezcalistas with Susan way back in 2012. Before that he was a journalist at Salon.com and The San Francisco Chronicle.

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