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Don Amado Tepeztate

Don Amado Tepeztate is produced by the Arellanes brothers in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca in clay pots.

Rating: (1 review)
Cost:$$$$
Brand:Don Amado Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O129X
Mezcalero:Bonifacio Arellanes
Maguey:Tepeztate
Agave:Marmorata
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 46%
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About this mezcal

Don Amado Tepeztate is made with maguey Tepeztate (Agave marmorata) by the Arellanes brothers in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca in clay pots.

Don Amado Mezcal

Don Amado’s mezcaleros carefully handcraft all of their mezcals from 100% mature highland agave plants. After roasting the hearts of these premium agaves in wood-burning earthen pits, the plants’ treasured juices are distilled in traditional Oaxacan ceramic-and-bamboo pot stills. This unique distillation method gives Don Amado mezcals their distinctive smoky flavor and herbal bouquet, while proudly honoring a sixteenth-century production tradition native to the state of Oaxaca.

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GMAD

GMAD

69 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 month ago

LOTE 99, 46%, 375ml

Nose – Grassy and creamy. Soft cheeses, brie, ricotta, cream cheese, and some very earthy tones of fresh cut grass, morning dew, and wet dirt.

Palate – Warm and earthy, with a tinge of citrus. Broccoli, grapefruit, orange rind, some soil, and some dryness like rubber bands to round out it out.

Finish – Mellow, vegetal, and dry. Tonic water, and some creaminess in the form of heavy whipping cream.

Good and enjoyable, it’s a great expression of Tep flavor-wise. I just wish it packed more of a punch. It’s very mellow and serves as a good sipper. But I think seasoned Mezcal heads would be yearning for something more… Anyways I’ve found these Amado 375s serve as a great way to sample different Magueys without having to commit to a full bottle. I’ve found it to be very educational to grab a few and compare the differences.

LOTE 99, 46%, 375ml
Nose – Grassy and creamy. Soft cheeses, brie, ricotta, cream cheese, and some very earthy tones of fresh cut grass, morning dew, and wet dirt.
Palate – Warm and earthy, with a tinge of citrus. Broccoli, grapefruit, orange rind, some soil, and some dryness like rubber bands to round out it out.
Finish – Mellow, vegetal, and dry. Tonic water, and some creaminess in the form of heavy whipping cream.
Good and enjoyable, it’s a great expression of Tep fl

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