Aguerrido Cupreata from Refugio Calzada Hernandez is produced in Tetitlan de la Lima, Guerrero using Agave cupreata.
Aguerrido Cupreata – Don Refugio
|Rating:||(3 reviews) - Write a review|
|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Refugio Calzada Hernandez|
|Style:||Aged in Glass|
|Town:||Tetitlan de la Lima|
|Age of plant:||8-10 years|
|Batch size:||May 2021 batch: 351 liters|
|Website:||https://www.instagram.com/aguerridomezcal/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
Aguerrido Cupreata from Refugio Calzada Hernandez is produced in Tetitlan de la Lima, Guerrero using Agave cupreata. Don Refugio 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.
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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Really yummy approachable mezcal. Dry blueberry 7UP with a touch of copper. Some caramel and fruit jam. This was a 250ml Aguerrido Don Refugio Cupreata bottle purchased in Mexico (seems appropriate to leave a review on this page); this was actually a bottle that Mezcaloteca put their label over the original back label. “Madurado en Vidrio” on the neck of the bottle. Batch 02PAPSALA-21, distilled in 2017, 51% ABV.
Batch from May 2021. Aromas of brown sugar, cocoa, nutmeg, and orange peel. The palate is rich with notes that mostly match the nose. Tasting notes of lime, pomegranate, orange cream, cafe au lait, caramel, and mesquite. This has a bit of heat on this, but incredibly complex. Overall this is an everyday type of session mezcal. Highly enjoyable.
2021 batch. This is one of the more inexpensive Aguerrido bottles, definitely worth picking up if you want to get into cupreata. The nose is bright and fruity. On the palate I get pineapple and lime. The finish isn’t as robust and long as some of the other Aguerridos.