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Del Maguey Wild Tepextate

Del Maguey Wild Tepextate is made with the wild agave Tepextate, which offers a lighter body with notes of candied fruit, cinnamon, and honeysuckle.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Brand:Del Maguey Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O41X
Mezcalero:Don Rogelio Martinez Cruz, Leopoldino Miranda
Agave:Tepeztate
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Maria Albarradas
ABV: 45%
Age of plant: 15-25 years
Website: http://delmaguey.com
About this mezcal

Del Maguey Wild Tepextate is made by the same producer of the Del Maguey Tobala and the Del Maguey Espadin Especial. For a long time, Del Maguey would not release the name or the information of this famed mezcalero. This mezcal is made with the wild agave Tepextate, which offers a lighter body with notes of candied fruit, cinnamon, and honeysuckle. This is part of the Del Maguey 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.

6 reviews

3.8 of out 5 stars


Rakhal

Rakhal

89 reviews
3 months ago

Lot Tep-151. Really disappointing. None of that green jalapeño smell and flavor the I associate with Tepextate. Really sour, vegetal, and bitter. Anise, crushed brick, and boiled arugula.

5 months ago

Just read about this one in Holy Smoked! I love this, knowing the years this plant had to put in to make this juice makes it all the more special. Delicious, tropical fruit. Didn’t have a chance to check the batch.

6 months ago

Lot- TEP 151.
Very pretty stuff. Nose has spices like cinnamon and smoked sweet paprika with just the right amount of smokiness overall.
Palate isn’t overly heavy or viscous but has the right amount of weight with a definitive fruity quality (cooked plantains maybe?). It also has a certain savouriness which makes this a delicious and hard bottle to out down.

Score – 4+/5

Keith

Keith

33 reviews
2 years ago

Lot TEP – 131, 45% ABV. The bottle’s descriptive notes mirror my tasting experience in many ways “…candied fruit nose of banana taffy and spun sugar… with floral notes of honeysuckle…”, to which I would add a little bit of smoke. The mouth feel is viscous & soft. Subtle spice is noticeable initially, but the body’s flavor is dominated by candy sweet tastes, with a meaty, smoky, mouth watering finish. This bottling is a sinfully easy drinker.

Lot TEP – 131, 45% ABV. The bottle’s descriptive notes mirror my tasting experience in many ways “…candied fruit nose of banana taffy and spun sugar… with floral notes of honeysuckle…”, to which I would add a little bit of smoke. The mouth feel is viscous & soft. Subtle spice is noticeable initially, but the body’s flavor is dominated by candy sweet tastes, with a meaty, smoky, mouth watering finish. This bottling is a sinfully easy drinke

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Jonny

Jonny

314 reviews
2 years ago

Lot TEP15-1. This mezcal smells amazing. Aromas of toasted corn, burnt orange peel, and sweet onion. This walks the line. It’s even and balanced. I’m a big fan of Tepeztate and this one is fantastic.

Tyler

Tyler

291 reviews
2 years ago

A tepextate with notes of smoke and pepper on the nose. On the palate there are notes of sweet leather, jalapeño, and mild fruit. This tepextate is down the middle and a bit mild compared to other agave tepextate mezcals, however it is a decent introduction to one of the most delicious agaves. Lot 15-1

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