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Banhez Tepeztate

Banhez Tepeztate is produced by Apolonio Patricio Lopez in San Agustín Amatengo, Ejutla, Oaxaca. It has a green pepper vegetal nose with notes of green apple fruitiness and citrus zest.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Brand:Banhez Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O96X
Mezcalero:Apolonio Patricio Lopez
Agave:Tepeztate
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Agustín Amatengo
ABV: 46%
Website: https://www.banhezmezcal.com/
About this mezcal

Banhez Tepeztate is made using 100% agave Tepeztate which can take up to 25 years to mature. It is produced by Apolonio Patricio Lopez in San Agustín Amatengo, Ejutla, Oaxaca. It takes 5-6 days to naturally ferment before being distilled in copper pots. This agave Tepeztate mezcal has a green pepper vegetal nose with notes of green apple fruitiness and citrus zest.

Banhez Mezcal

Banhez Mezcal is a co-operative comprised of 35+ families in the tiny village of San Miguel Ejutla in the central valley of Oaxaca. The Banhez Mezcal co-op is committed to sustainable, fair trade mezcal production the same way it’s been done by their ancestors for nearly two centuries. The Banhez Ensamble is made by the collective and the brand also has single agave varietals produced by a single mezcalero from the co-op.

4 reviews

3.4 of out 5 stars


4 weeks ago

To begin, please update your spelling of Tepeztate for this brand. I toured Oaxaca, and in this region, where the cooperative behind the brand Banhez is located, they use a ‘Z’ as opposed to an ‘X’.
Regarding the flavor, this was by far one of the best Tepeztates that I’ve tasted. It had loads of spice and young green flavors, coupled by the mellow smoke that I’ve come to love about all of the Banhez products.

ajandernoa

ajandernoa

4 reviews
4 weeks ago

Lote: B0015TE4719
12/2018

The nose is filled with bright green bell pepper and a cheesey lactose. Aggressive but funky with a great spice. Notes of Cilantro and Basil. Honestly not hitting on some of the intense funk notes usually found in Tep. However I think this lot is one of the best Tepeztates I’ve had from a Refrecadora Still. Less sugar, less smoky protiens and tons and tons of green agave flavors.

Jonny

Jonny

341 reviews
11 months ago

Lot TEJ460318. High salinity on the nose. A bit of pepper aroma. The palate is flat and lacking complexity. Very simple. Not my jam.

Tyler

Tyler

323 reviews
12 months ago

Disappointing. Wasn’t expecting to be blown away, but I expected it to be better than this. This agave Tepextate mezcal is kind of sour with lots of lemon, green grass, and copper. There is no Tepextate green pepper complexity here, just a faint light grassiness. I tasted a Vago Tepextate after this to sanity check myself – probably a bit unfair but they are in the same price range ($90/bottle). Worlds apart, hence the low rating. Lot TEJ460318.

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