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Cuish Tepextate – Reina Sanchez

Cuish Tepextate is made by Reina Sanchez in San Luis Amatlan, Oaxaca.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Cuish Mezcales
NOM:NOM-O606X
Mezcalero:Reyna Sanchez
Maguey:Tepeztate
Agave:Marmorata
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Luis Amatlan
ABV: ~50%
Age of plant: 20-25 years
Website: https://www.mezcalescuish.mx/en/home/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Cuish Tepextate is made by Reina Sanchez (also spelled “Reyna”) in San Luis Amatlan, Oaxaca. She makes her mezcal with agave that were cooked in a pit oven, mashed by hand with mallets, and double distilled in a copper still.

Cuish Mezcales

Mezcales Cuish is made up of rural producers that are dedicated to the production and commercialization of traditional Oaxacan mezcal from different regions and agave varieties.

For many years, Mezcales Cuish has operated a mezcaleria in Oaxaca City a few blocks southwest of Mercado Benito Juarez. A second location was opened in Centro, Oaxaca. In 2019, the brand began exporting to the United States. Mezcal Reviews lists a mix of their exported releases along with Oaxaca releases requested by website members.

Member rating

5 out of 5

3 reviews

Tyler

Tyler

635 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

After tasting 5-6 different batches of Reyna’s Tepeztate over the years, overall I’ve enjoyed the ones released by Cuish the most. During a visit to the original Cuish Mezcalerlia in 2017, we tried a 2016 batch and I purchased a bottle (#55/57, 50%). That set a high Tepeztate bar early on in my mezcal exploration. It was exploding with peppery agave goodness.

Later a good mezcalerbro gifted me batch TE/20-X1 (bottle 29/180, 50%) and it is nearly up there with that 2016 batch. Notes of fresh Doublemint gum, sour apples, sweet banana peppers. It is a high rating and not all batches are the same, but a good one is an easily a Top 10 of all time for me.

After tasting 5-6 different batches of Reyna’s Tepeztate over the years, overall I’ve enjoyed the ones released by Cuish the most. During a visit to the original Cuish Mezcalerlia in 2017, we tried a 2016 batch and I purchased a bottle (#55/57, 50%). That set a high Tepeztate bar early on in my mezcal exploration. It was exploding with peppery agave goodness.
Later a good mezcalerbro gifted me batch TE/20-X1 (bottle 29/180, 50%) and it is nearly up there with that 2016 batch. Notes o

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JDB

JDB

154 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Lot# TE/X1-19, Bottle 38/120 50% abv
A friend picked up this 450 ml bottle for me in Mexico City in 2021 and I am so glad she did. I was first exposed to Reyna’s Tepextate as part of the Maguey Melate tasting box and it blew my socks off. This one is also spectacular. The nose is so good: grape nerds, the green and inviting smell of the marmorata (I don’t get green bell pepper or jalapeño like other reviewers of teps), and forest floor. The flavor just goes for days – herbal, a subdued sweetness, poached pear, a bit of allspice, the heat is so understated compared to the ABV. Would love to try more from this mezcalera, especially with her magic touch with this agave. It may not be the hibiscus mint tea by the pool for me, but a mountain retreat in the woods enjoying a light spring rain.

Lot# TE/X1-19, Bottle 38/120 50% abv
A friend picked up this 450 ml bottle for me in Mexico City in 2021 and I am so glad she did. I was first exposed to Reyna’s Tepextate as part of the Maguey Melate tasting box and it blew my socks off. This one is also spectacular. The nose is so good: grape nerds, the green and inviting smell of the marmorata (I don’t get green bell pepper or jalapeño like other reviewers of teps), and forest floor. The flavor just goes for days – herbal, a subdu

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krazykev

krazykev

1 review
Rated 5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Opens up with a little heat, but in a mellow and powdery way. Immediately passes into a floral, herbaceous fragrance and fills the nose with toasted winter herbs. Finally, it leaves the palate feeling clean and slightly sweet, with subtleties of sitting by the pool with a hibiscus mint tea.

Lot HBG-2019

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