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Del Maguey Wild Papalome

Del Maguey Wild Papalome is earthy, dark, and delicious. The palate is strong with leather, slate, a hint of black olive, and meatiness.

Rating: (8 reviews)
Brand:Del Maguey Mezcal
Mezcalero:Fernando Caballero Cruz
Agave:Cupreata, Tobala
Distillation:Clay Pot, Steel
Town:San Pedro Teozacoalco
ABV: 48%
Age of plant: 10-12 years
Website: http://delmaguey.com
About this mezcal

Del Maguey Wild Papalome is made with maguey Papalometl or agave Cupreata as it is more commonly known (and also some Tobala recently). This mezcal is earthy, dark, and delicious. The palate is strong with leather, slate, a hint of black olive, and meatiness. It has a medium long finish with slightly sweet notes of dark dried black cherries. This is part of the Vino de Mezcal series.

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.

8 reviews

4.1 of out 5 stars

Rakhal on Mar 13, 2019

24 reviews

  • Overall:

Lot PAP-171. Very smoky. I haven’t had one this smoky in a while. Leather, menthol, and cherry cough syrup. Interesting finish. Good, but I wouldn’t buy it.

Gastrafetes on Dec 20, 2018

5 reviews

  • Overall:

Olive brine, Afghan hash, compost, ozone, Grilled beef tongue. The finish has a hint of wet dog that doesn’t really appeal to me. Try it with a sauté of chicory and garlic, or fresh fennel

Jonny on Oct 11, 2018

283 reviews

  • Overall:

Lot 16-1. Stellar aromas of fresh cotton, chick peas, and slate. The palate has more minerals and slate with a faint hint of cotton balls and flan. I also get a lot of leather and tanning hide flavors. “Elegant” is a good word for this mezcal. It’s clean cut and sophisticated in character and approach. Very, very good.

PDutton on Sep 15, 2018

32 reviews

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Copyright extends to 2015. PAP-161.
Clay, smokey leather, baked texas style molasses beans, slow roasted oak bbq, black olive, dry charred pineapple, sweet cherry, dried lavender, bitter orange peel, dried cinnamon, incense, cooked bison, slow cooked pork oils, dark tobacco, black peppercorn, mexican vanilla, madagascar vanilla, hyssop, charred carrot, dried parsley, clove. Sour to sweet, dries out to a bitter and smokey finish.

SBP on Aug 20, 2018

6 reviews

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Lot: PAP-173
This is the first cupreata mezcal I’ve had, but it is absolutely delicious. The nose is a tad bit like sour fruits mixed with smoke. The first taste to come out is both leathery and minerally – you can really taste the clay distillation here. After, there is a lingering sweetness, sour cherry mixed with Earth perhaps? This is a savory mezcal and one of my favorite Del Maguey releases.

LosMuertos on Aug 10, 2018

32 reviews

  • Overall:

Very enjoyable.

Notes of smoke, leather, minerals and cucumber. Also a hint of sun screen which I’m not super fond of. Black olives on the palate yes.

Scent: 4/5
Mouthfeel: 4/5

razorbackmike on Apr 5, 2017

92 reviews

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this may be my number1!!!cotton candy and deep leather on the nose.entry is savory with mushroom and dark cherry/black berry.finish is a hint of dark chocolate and sweet agave.OMG!! would give it six stars if possible!

Tyler on Feb 24, 2017

256 reviews

  • Overall:

Dried peach on the nose. Semisweet taste of flan and orange peel on the palate. Delicious cupreata from Del Maguey. Lot 15-1

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