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Agua Mágica Ensamble

Agua Mágica Ensamble is produced in San Juan del Río, Oaxaca by mezcalero Rogelio Juan Hernandez using Maguey Espadin and Maguey Tobalá.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Cost:$$
Brand:Agua Mágica
NOM:NOM-O638X
Mezcalero:Rogelio Juan Hernandez
Maguey:Espadin, Tobala
Agave:Angustifolia, Potatorum
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble, Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Juan del Rio
ABV: 40%
Batch size: 2,000 bottles (Lot No. AM 20 - initial release)
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.aguamagica.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Agua Mágica Ensamble is produced in San Juan del Río, Oaxaca by mezcalero Rogelio Juan Hernandez. This ensamble is composed of 7-year-old mature Maguey Espadin (Agave angustifolia) and 15-year-old mature Maguey Tobalá (Agave potatorum). The plants are cooked in a traditional earthen oven for 24 hours and left to rest for 1-2 days before they are crushed by a horse-drawn tahona. Next, the crushed maguey is fermented naturally in wooden vats for 7-8 days along with freshwater from the region. Finally, it is double distilled in copper.

The mezcal has aromas of cooked maguey, subtle smoke, bananas, and almonds. On the palate, there are herbal and fresh notes along with cooked maguey, banana, almond, and caramel.

Agua Mágica

Agua Mágica founded by Rafael Shin, a former food & beverage finance specialist within the Latin America market. Through a single-village partnership with Maestro Mezcalero Rogelio Juan Hernandez, Agua Mágica has created a mezcal that is meant to be sipped neat during moments of introspection.

Investors of Agua Mágica include founders of leading direct-to-consumer brands and influential entrepreneurs in lifestyle and hospitality like Jeff Raider (Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Harry’s and Co-Founder of Warby Parker), Dave Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal (Co-Founders & Co-CEOs of Warby Parker), Joey Zwillinger (Co-Founder of Allbirds), Karlie Kloss (Founder of Klossy), Babba Rivera (Founder & CEO of Ceremonia), Hannah Bronfman (Founder of HBFIT) and Penni Thow (Founder & CEO of Copper).

 

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4 reviews

3.63 out of 5

PedroDLHR

PedroDLHR

10 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Exceptional liquid with complexity and a lot of personality through an ensemble of Espadín and Tobalá agave. It is soft, not too smoky, has a sweet undertone, and is easy to drink, making it a great sipping mezcal. Agua Mágica has some herbal, mineral, and fresh notes of cucumber, melon, banana, vanilla, and green chili on the palate.

L_Matos44

L_Matos44

4 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

This mezcal goes down very smooth and I really enjoyed sipping it neat. Has a sweet undertone and isn’t too smoky

Tyler

Tyler

550 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 months ago

This mezcal is quite the presentation; I’m curious how much the packaging costs. At any rate, the spirit is what is important here. I get a bit of green olive, sweet brine, hoisin sauce, and nutmeg. There is an undertone of sweet Tobala on the mid-palate. I agree with Agave Fairy that there is a bit of chemical element on the finish. Finish is a bit of charred agave. Some will enjoy it but a tad smoky for me. Decent flavor relative to water at 40% ABV; recommended for those new to mezcal that want to impress with quality packaging. Batch AM-20

This mezcal is quite the presentation; I’m curious how much the packaging costs. At any rate, the spirit is what is important here. I get a bit of green olive, sweet brine, hoisin sauce, and nutmeg. There is an undertone of sweet Tobala on the mid-palate. I agree with Agave Fairy that there is a bit of chemical element on the finish. Finish is a bit of charred agave. Some will enjoy it but a tad smoky for me. Decent flavor relative to water at 40% ABV; recommended for those new to mezcal t

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TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy

167 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

AM-20
Vanilla, mild smoke, river rocks, rubber tire, plum skins. Permanent marker, WD-40, wintergreen. Decently present tobalá!, for better and for worse.

Sweet entry of agave, then all the chemicals come out. Nicely fruity, some baking spice, texture is flabby. Finish is floral (lavender) and rather pretty, at least. Some almonds, banana.

Chemicals vs. that wonderful finish, sigh.

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