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Agave de Cortes Joven

Agave de Cortes Joven was made with agave Espadin in Santiago Matatlan. Unlike the Reposado, Anejo, and Extra Anejo, this mezcal is unaged.

Rating: (1 review)
Brand:Agave de Cortes
Mezcalero:Leoncio Santiago
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV: 43%
Age of plant: 8-10 years
Website: http://casacortes.mx/
About this mezcal

Agave de Cortes Joven was made with 100% agave Espadin. It was traditionally produced by mezcalero Leoncio Santiago with a copper still in Santiago Matatlan. At 43% ABV, this mezcal could be either sipped or used in cocktails. This was the first release from the Cortes family that used cultivated Espadin. Given the success of the Nuestra Soledad brand, which also uses cultivated agave Espadin, the Agave de Cortes Joven mezcal is no longer produced at the same frequency as in previous years.

Agave de Cortes

The Cortes family has been producing, packing, and trading mezcal in Santiago Matatlan for five generations. They own and operate the restaurant and mezcaleria known as Mezcalogia in Central Oaxaca City, and they also produce and curate the brands Nuestra Soledad and El Jolgorio

1 review

3 of out 5 stars

Jonny on Oct 5, 2017

227 reviews

  • Overall:

Edition 20 from 2016. This doesn’t have many strong aromas. Slight hints of rose. This is very light on the palate. It’s dry with notes of green grapes and olive oil. This probably best used as a mixer.

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