Aguerrido Cupreata from Benigno Sánchez Gatica is produced in El Peral, Guerrero using Agave cupreata.
Aguerrido Cupreata – Don Benigno
|Rating:||(2 reviews) - Write a review|
|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Benigno Sánchez Gatica|
|Style:||Aged in Glass|
|Age of plant:||14 years + 2 years capon|
|Batch size:||May 2015 batch: 95 liters|
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About this destilado de agave
Aguerrido Cupreata from Benigno Sánchez Gatica is produced in El Peral, Guerrero using Agave cupreata. Don Benigno cooks his agave in a pit oven, mills the cooked agave using a shredder, ferments the agaves with open air yeasts, and double distills in a copper alembic still.
As of November 2022, Don Beni was 86 years old. His first batch imported into the US in 2022 was just 95 liters and was rested in glass for 6 years and 11 months.
Mezcal Aguerrido is a brand that comes from the heart of the state of Guerrero, one of the least represented mezcal producing states due to the difficulties with narco-traffickers in the area. The brand is a union of maestros mezcaleros from Chilapa, Guerrero including Don Refugio, Don Ciro (R.I.P.), Don Tomás, Don Benigno, Dona Gabina, y Don Antonio.
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Batch from 2015. This is the highest-priced Aguerrido and one of their bests. On the nose get grape and flan. The taste to me is explosive grape and cherry candy flavor. The finish is long and complex, the resting in glass for years makes this soft on the palate. This isn’t what your typical cupreata taste like. Definitely give it a try.
Batch from May 2015. Initial aromas have strong cheesy notes, but that quickly burns off to notes of butterscotch, green peppers, vanilla, and tropical fruits. The palate has some hints of soft cheese, but mostly fruity. Notes of orange, pineapple, mango, and cantaloupe. There also an element of Fruit Loops cereal but with a hint of black pepper. Overall this is soft and delicate. Very approachable batch from a legendary mezcalero. This is incredible.