94 points The Tasting Panel: "This 100% Maguey Espadin is a nod to Aztec myth, referring to Montezuma’s sense of foreboding when he saw a comet cross the sky in the early 16th century. His vision came true as the Spanish were making their way to conquer his empire. El Principio Del Fin translates as the beginning of the end. Aromas of chocolate and peach open up as the initial smoke dissipates. Brown-sugared peaches and baked apple are opening notes. Cigar leaf is enlightened by an earthy clay minerality. It finishes with charred tangerine peel, which adds to the lengthy finish."