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Del Maguey San Luis del Rio Azul

Del Maguey San Luis del Rio Azul is made with maguey Azul, which is traditionally used only in Tequila. It is part of the Vino de Mezcal series.

Rating: (9 reviews)
Brand:Del Maguey Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O41X
Mezcalero:Marcos Cruz Mendez, Paciano Cruz Nolasco
Maguey:Azul
Agave:Tequilana
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Luis del Rio
ABV: 47%
Age of plant: 6-8 years
Website: http://delmaguey.com, opens in new window
About this mezcal

Del Maguey San Luis del Rio Azul is made with maguey Azul, which is traditionally used in Tequila. During the agave scarcity in 2000-2004, Jalisco truckers came down to Oaxaca to purchase Espadin from producers like Paciano Cruz Nolasco in order to sustain their tequila production. They brought with them baby maguey Azul to plant in case there was ever another shortage. Seven years later this maguey Azul was mature and ready to be harvested. Azul has a distinctively creamy mouth feel with bright citrus notes of dried tropical fruit.  A sweet green herbaceous, wet stone quality appears with a touch of white peppercorn and a medium long finish.

Del Maguey Mezcal

Del Maguey (pronounced ma–gay), Single Village Mezcal was founded in 1995 by internationally renowned artist and Mezcal visionary, Ron Cooper. Ron introduced the world to previously unavailable 100% certified organic, artisanal Mezcal produced the original handcrafted way. Through deep cultural relationships with Zapotec Mexican Indian producers in the remote villages of Oaxaca, Mexico, Del Maguey harnesses ancient, original organic processes. Combining these methods with varying micro-climates and terroir gives each creation its own unique, rich, sweet and smoky character. Every product in their collection is made by individual family palenqueros (producers) in old-style villages. They are the first producer to credit each product after the village where our liquid is made. When you see their beautiful green bottles you know it’s Del Maguey. Most of Del Maguey's mezcals are distilled to proof, so the ABV will vary slightly between batches.

In June of 2017, international spirits company, Pernod Ricard, purchased majority stake in the company. Del Maguey is now part of their portfolio that includes Jameson Whiskey, Absolute Vodka, and Havana Club Rum.

9 reviews

3.61 out of 5


Meady

Meady

53 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Quite a bitter aftertaste to this one which was hard to get past.. Up front it’s ok, light mouthfeel with orange peel and clove, but then you get a saline, slightly metallic, bitter flavour. Does have a touch of Chichicapa about it, but nowhere near the same level in my opinion.
47%

razorbackmike

razorbackmike

126 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars1 year ago

i love dm mezcals.this one is not my favorite but still mabey a notch above averge.to sum it up,it is a watered down version of the standard san luis del rio (espadin) which is a favorite.almost the exact notes but thinner and not as full.the rarity is the reason for the price.the espadin version cost much less and is twice the spirit.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

300 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Interesting to have blue agave made in the traditional mezcal style

NickSanford

NickSanford

23 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Walked through the garden tasting herbacious notes of green peppers off the stone with sweet citrus hints running through the layers ending with a nice mint finish. Loved this one from Del Maguey. If you like Chichicapa, I’d recommend this one.

TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy

164 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Lot SLR-127.

Big genepi nose – how fun! [Orange] marmalade, cranberry, savory and spice – touches of star anise and mint, overall like a more vegetal highlands agave. Smoke lingers on the finish after a great mouthfeel. Worth the experience.

Chris

Chris

40 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 years ago

SLR 125 as well. I didn’t experience the metallic taste, but get the not enough going on part. I’ve been drinking this against a couple of the del maguey espadins, It’s a bit smokier, not quite as smooth and a little too sweet. I’m glad I bought the bottle and don’t think it will linger on the shelf. I wonder if this is what Tequila was like before the big companies and their machines came to Jalisco. I also had a bit of Don Julio 1942 and reposado. Under the wood, the similarity was there.

SLR 125 as well. I didn’t experience the metallic taste, but get the not enough going on part. I’ve been drinking this against a couple of the del maguey espadins, It’s a bit smokier, not quite as smooth and a little too sweet. I’m glad I bought the bottle and don’t think it will linger on the shelf. I wonder if this is what Tequila was like before the big companies and their machines came to Jalisco. I also had a bit of Don Julio 1942 and reposado. Under the wood,

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Tyler

Tyler

503 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Del Maguey makes great mezcal, and this limited-edition blue agave mezcal is another delicious release. Sweet and fruity, the caramel agave taste is reminiscent of tequila (which is made from blue agave). Really enjoy the apple and berry notes in this mezcal. Lot 2012-5

Jonny

Jonny

535 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Lot SLR 125. Aromas of green pepper and freshly fallen rain. This Mezcal is very rich iwth character that exudes notes of freshly ground pepper, cloves, and a bit of ripe tangerine. As a rare release, this is really delightful. It’s full flavor and extremely soft and balanced.

3chainz

3chainz

19 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Sweet aroma. Very light mouth feel

Fairly harsh metallic taste…..not enough going on for my tastes

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