Cruz de Fuego Tepextate is produced by Carlos Mendez Blas and Margarita Blas at their palenque in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca.
Cruz de Fuego Tepextate
|Rating:||(6 reviews) - Write a review|
|Brand:||Cruz de Fuego Mezcal|
|Mezcalero:||Carlos Mendez Blas, Margarita Blas|
|Website:||https://www.cruzdefuegomezcal.com/, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Cruz de Fuego Tepextate is made with wild agave Tepextate. This 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.
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Lote No: TX2-18
Bottle No: 262/360
Bright aroma of mango, gauva fresh sliced jalapenos hit the nose as soon as the bottle is opened.
Nice tingle on the tongue from sufficient alcohol with a soft mouthfeel. Cantaloupe (with some green rind), honey and jalapeno peppers dominate the flavor. Very little heat, even at 48ABV on a medium finish. A good tepextate at a reasonable price
The aroma is fruity and smoky, with grilled cantaloupe, mango, raspberry, as well as white pepper, fresh cut grass, green bell pepper, and limestone. The flavor has similar fruit notes, with cantaloupe and raspberry most present, as well as white grape, and then a big salty side, limestone, and seaside air. Overall this is extremely balanced and easy going, with gentle flavors, nothing in your face other than the fresh salty finish.
Nic Hnastchenko108 reviews
Also really liked this. Pretty green, and the highest ABV from Cruz de Fuego.
Fresh cut jalapeño peppers on the nose. Slightly sweet and smooth on the palate. Very little bite. Overall : Nice!
Bright nose of fresh green peppers. You can smell the organic nose from a few feet away! On the palate there is some candy and a slight sour funk and mid-palate you get the rich agave Tepextate vegetal peppers. Not incredibly complex but a good representation of the plant for the price.
BIG green aromas. Fresh green peppers, bell peppers, and tomatillo on the nose. Viscous and think on the palate. Flavor notes of burnt orange peel, fresh green peppers, and vanilla beans. Medium finish and very smooth throughout. Low acidity with almost no bite whatsoever.