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Casa Manglar Madrecuishe

Casa Manglar Madrecuishe is produced in San Juan del Rio, Oaxaca, México using wild Agave karwinskii

Rating: (6 reviews)
Cost:$$
Brand:Casa Manglar Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O511X
Mezcalero:Humberto Juan
Maguey:Madrecuishe
Agave:Karwinskii
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Juan del Rio
ABV: 45%
Age of plant: 8-10 years
Website: http://casa-manglar.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Casa Manglar Madrecuishe mezcal is produced in San Juan del Rio, Oaxaca, México. Wild Agave karwinskii plants are sourced for this release. The agave plants are cooked underground for 4-7 days, milled using a stone tahona, naturally fermented for 3-20 days depending on the ambient temperature. This mezcal is double distilled in 200-700 liter copper pots. This mezcal has herbal and earthy notes along with green apples.

Casa Manglar Mezcal

Casa Manglar’s (Mangrove house in Spanish) philosophy is to offer one of the best mezcals, always respecting traditions and being able to share them with everyone. The name is a tribute to the indigenous people living in the area of Sierra de Oaxaca.

All of the mezcals from the brand are produced by two palenques in San Juan del Rio, Oaxaca. They have a production capacity of 12,000 liters per month. Agave is sourced from nearby fields in various stages and also purchased on the open market.

6 reviews

2.58 out of 5

El-Dawg

El-Dawg

170 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 months ago

CM-M-0821
I actually get the madrecuishe notes, which are always welcomed (creamy, ‘soft/cottony’ with some woodiness as well). I also get some peanut brittle as well. This one is good..nothing wrong with it (end is slightly too harsh), but overall just seems a little too light and watery. To me this is probably one of the best from this brand though. 3.25 stars.
Review #160

RyeAmLegend

RyeAmLegend

32 reviews
Rated 1 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Lot: CM-M-0821 Bottle: #377 45%

The nose reminds me of the holidays. Lots of fruity notes – plum, cranberry, dried apples. Baking spices. Clove oranges and cassia cinnamon. Calcium-rich water and metallic aromas. Iron, copper, and tin. Warm, sun-soaked flip flop. Lastly, a tiny bit of anise.

Very briny, sea salt flavor on the palate. Unpleasant at first that takes time to acquire a taste for. Driftwood, seaweed, beach air, dune grasses. Fennel, peppercorn, and newspaper.

The baking spices return on the finish. Chai, Chinese five spice, wood bark. Again a paper flavor. Chalk and its associated weird, dry texture. Astringency builds on the finish like oversteamed vegetables. This is salty, not savory.

Very nearly unpalatable. It’s like drinking a mouthful of the Atlantic ocean. This is not balanced at all and the nose is its sole redeeming characteristic.

Lot: CM-M-0821 Bottle: #377 45%
The nose reminds me of the holidays. Lots of fruity notes – plum, cranberry, dried apples. Baking spices. Clove oranges and cassia cinnamon. Calcium-rich water and metallic aromas. Iron, copper, and tin. Warm, sun-soaked flip flop. Lastly, a tiny bit of anise.
Very briny, sea salt flavor on the palate. Unpleasant at first that takes time to acquire a taste for. Driftwood, seaweed, beach air, dune grasses. Fennel, peppercorn, and newspaper.
The baking spices retu

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JDB

JDB

78 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Lot CM-M-0821 Bottle 377 45% ABV
Don’t get the typical green or woodiness from madrecuishe on the nose, just a bit of campfire and mesquite. Flavors are interesting: a generous does of heat, a nice flavor of a fruit packed in syrup (think fruit cocktail), aromas of pine, and green watermelon rind. Mouthfeel is also a bit thin like the espadin. Not as herbaceous as some madrecuishes that I have tried, but it has some interesting flavors and nice overall balance.

tallchad

tallchad

70 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Quite different that the Espadin/Madrecuixe blend. But I think I like it. I get Zack’s peanut brittle in the aroma along with some fruit and a slight funk.
Taste is really earthy-almost dusty desert with hardly any smoke profile.
Aroma is long and bring s out some good flavors. There’s some good heat here as well with pepper and more earthiness.

Rakhal

Rakhal

382 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars4 months ago

CM-M-0821
Kind of watery and metallic tasting. The same vanilla and caramel flavor that the other Casa Manglar expressions I’ve tasted have. Some cinnamon as well. Not terrible but not my favorite.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

497 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Lot: CM-M-0821
Nose – Overly sweet peanut butter brittle. Walnut shells. Red apple. Some ethanol.

Palate – Baking walnuts. White chocolate. Slightest bit of earthy soil. The sweetness aspect is somewhat artificial tasting. Long finish, hot for the 45% ABV. Not a bad Madrecuishe but there are better out there. Even though this presently under $50 in California, I’d pony up more for a bit better Madrecuishe. It’s decent though.

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