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Cruz de Fuego Espadin

Cruz de Fuego Espadin is made by Margarita Blas, the mother of Carlos Mendez Blas. The two of them share the palenque in Santiago Matatlan.

About this mezcal

Cruz de Fuego Espadin is produced by Margarita Blas in Santiago Matatlan using agave Espadin. Her mezcal is traditionally produced using an underground stone horno, tahona, and copper stills.

Cruz de Fuego Mezcal

Cruz de Fuego Mezcal is operated by the mother-son duo Margarita Blas and Carlos Mendez Blas. They both live and work in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca and use a distillery that has copper stills. They both work out of the same palenque and follow similar traditional techniques in their mezcal production.

5 reviews

3.4 out of 5


Cy Bister

Cy Bister

21 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Lot ES03-20. 2020.
Very forward aroma of vanilla followed by burnt rubber and some unidentifiable botanicals. Taste is mildly briney and mineral watery at the front, followed by a sigificant spike of vanilla, jackfruit, and bubblegum before finishing off with the addition of some peppery heat and a medium smokey finish. It’s interesting to me how the sweet notes intermingle equally with the peppery smoke throughout the finish instead of just dropping off midway as many do. As the sips mount, the wet stone is coming through more and more. This is downright pleasant.

Lot ES03-20. 2020.
Very forward aroma of vanilla followed by burnt rubber and some unidentifiable botanicals. Taste is mildly briney and mineral watery at the front, followed by a sigificant spike of vanilla, jackfruit, and bubblegum before finishing off with the addition of some peppery heat and a medium smokey finish. It’s interesting to me how the sweet notes intermingle equally with the peppery smoke throughout the finish instead of just dropping off midway as many do. As the sips moun

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Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

292 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Lot: ES02-20 (Batch Size: 2239/3600, Year: 2020)
Nose: Big time rubber. Vanilla. Citrus. Medium smoke.

Palate: Opens great – candy and marshmallow. Smoke builds in the middle and barrels its way through the finish and beyond. Mineral bitterness rivals the smoke in the aftertaste. The smoke is nice but it’s pretty abundant.

Gregg T&T

Gregg T&T

100 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars9 months ago

Nice roast on the nose, moves to a profile of orange peel/citrus notes with mint and roasted greens. Cooked agave, a slight hint of Crème brûlée and white pepper. Finish is moderate and enjoyable, easy sipper with a solid heat.

HighWine

HighWine

54 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars9 months ago

Sweet nose at first like marshmallow and vanilla. As it airs out a bit, the sweet fragrances falls back to smoke and burnt orange peel. Very clean and light taste. Citrus mineral water, walnut, peat moss, and agave nectar. Light body but not weak by any means. A really nice expression of Espadin and one worth sipping or mixing.

tjdittrich

tjdittrich

3 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars1 year ago

I was pleasantly surprised by this mezcal: a very soft aroma, very little smoke, and almost a smell of fresh green grass. Clean opening, followed a hint of mint with star anise and notes of plantains. It finishes almost as soft as it began, with just a lingering of spice. Very subtle smoke. This isn’t extremely complex but perfect for sipping on a hot and lazy summer afternoon. Lot: ES01-19. Bottle: 374/3600. 2019.

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