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Amaras Cupreata

The Amaras Cupreata uses the rare and wild Cupreata agave that can only be found on certain mountain slopes in the Rio Balsas basin.

Rating: (7 reviews)
Brand:Amaras Mezcal
Mezcalero:Don Faustino Robledo
ABV: 40%
Website: www.mezcalamores.com
About this mezcal

The Amaras Cupreata uses the rare and wild Cupreata agave that can only be found on certain mountain slopes in the Rio Balsas basin. The slopes are between 4,000 and 6,000 feet above sea level and it takes the Cupreata about 13 years to mature due to the harsh climate of the region. This Mezcal is made with no added yeast, making it very unique. Only open-air fermentation is used and the Mezcal is bottled and released un-aged.  This Mezcal features aromas of leather, cocoa, and toasted pumpkin seeds. It has a very nice finish that transports you to a field after the rain.

Amaras Mezcal

Mezcal Amores (Or Amaras as it's known in the U.S.) focuses heavily on terrior and it shows in their product. Their unending insistence on finding the right time and place is something that makes their Mezcals unique. Mezcal Amores believes that humans should benefit from the ecosystem by keeping it in balance. Their mission is to create a network in which we all become part of oneself: we establish a mutual help for a better future. As of 2017, they had over 145,000 agave in their nurseries and they have a goal of planing ten agave for every one agave they harvest. They also promote horizontal growth of their mezcal production across several different producers and they provide micro-loans to mezcaleros who wish to upgrade their equipment.


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7 reviews

4.3 of out 5 stars

LosMuertos on Aug 10, 2018

32 reviews

  • Overall:

Really enjoyed this one.
Notes of cheese, jalapeño, tobacco and rotten vegetables.

Scent: 4/5
Mouthfeel: 4/5

Tequesta on Jun 11, 2018

12 reviews

  • Overall:

lot 1-1147/1980 43% 2017 as close to a perfect mezcal as I’ve ever tasted. It is so bright and bold with distinct flavors of freshly sliced jalapeño and cumin. Big sweet nose of bell peppers and limestone after a rain. the finish lasts and lasts with an aftertaste of roasted squash. Delightful and so well worth the price.

razorbackmike on Apr 4, 2017

89 reviews

  • Overall:

i agree with the other reviewers.this mezcal is a treat.it is unique in taste.it has a slight sweet vinegar flavor with earthy veggie and spice.very mellow.this was the one that made me seek out other cupreatas.havent found one i like as much as this one.great finish.the espadin is pretty good too.

Kameron on Sep 17, 2016

  • Overall:

Jalapeño taste off the bat. Very easy to drink.

Matt Bayuk on Sep 17, 2016

  • Overall:

Very unique… Very floral and earthy. Hits the side of the tounge out of the gates, then mellows out with a great finish

Jonny on Sep 17, 2016

274 reviews

  • Overall:

The agave Cupreata is a real treat. This mezcal has finesse that can’t be found elsewhere, and there’s really not a finer Cupreata at this price point. Even more expensive mezcal that use this varietal do not match its complexity. There are strong vegetal notes and hints of mint that are consistent throughout the experience and linger in the mouth. Lot 2 from 2016.

Tyler on Sep 17, 2016

249 reviews

  • Overall:

The Amores Cupreata is a very unique mezcal. There are some really nice floral, vegetal, and minty notes in this mezcal. For the price of approximately $50 USD this is a great mezcal for your collection. It goes down very easy at 40% ABV. I’m very interested to try the other offerings from Amores and from the state of Guerrero.

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