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Fidencio Madrecuixe

Fidencio Madrecuixe has notes of leather and caramel. It’s made from wild agave that is harvested after 12-15 years of growth.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Brand:Fidencio Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O15X
Mezcalero:Enrique Jiménez
Agave:Madrecuishe
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV:45%
Age of plant:12 years
Website:www.fidenciomezcal.com
About this mezcal

Fidencio Madrecuixe is made with wild, foraged 100% agave Madrecuixe. This wild agave is harvested after 12-15 years of growth and pit roasted over black oak for five days then double distilled. Mezcalero Enrique Jimenez makes this Mezcal in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca. The scent of this Mezcal is vegetal and floral. The smoke is bold but balanced with slight acidity. There are notes of leather and caramel.

Fidencio Mezcal

Fidencio Mezcal has four generations of knowledge and they use their own estate grown agave. Fabrica de Amigo del Mezcal is the name of the distillery/palenque that produces Fidencio Mezcal. Fidencio Jiménez, the namesake for Fidencio Mezcal, started making mezcal over 100 years ago when he moved to Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. He began to live the life of a Mezcalero, learning from peers and by trial-and-error. He worked closely with his son Enrique to perfect their craft and to pass down their knowledge to the next generation. In those days, even the equipment was from the land: clay pots for fermentation, distillation & storage and river reeds for tubing.

For more information on the Jimenez family, read The Story of Isaac Jimenez by Alvin Starkman (owner of Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca). Fidencio is made by the same family that produces El Buho. Due to the artisanal nature of their mezcal, the ABV may vary slightly between batches.

4 reviews

3.8 of out 5 stars


diegoacv

diegoacv

5 reviews
3 weeks ago

Lot M-15. 48.8% Black Label (Not sure if it is different from the “white label”.
First note that I get is pineapple. Subtle notes of candied pineapple and apples. Strong tropical fruit aroma, like passion fruit and, maybe kiwi? Slight hoja santa hints, almost anis-like but with more herbal notes. Mineral notes on the nose that might speak about the more arid terroir in Santiago Matatlan. On the palate, it looses most of its tropical fruit attributes and leaves more of a medicinal, herbal flavor, with a slight candied walnut taste. Laves an anis-like aftertaste on the palate throughout the finish. The finish is definitely mouth-watering. You keep on salivating and salivating. Medium-long finish.
Definitely a delicious mezcal that is worth show-casing, but it is not something extraordinaire. I was lucky enough to get it for only $38.00!!! Mistake from the liquor store, they sold it for the same price as the “Clasico”. Lucky me!!

Lot M-15. 48.8% Black Label (Not sure if it is different from the “white label”.
First note that I get is pineapple. Subtle notes of candied pineapple and apples. Strong tropical fruit aroma, like passion fruit and, maybe kiwi? Slight hoja santa hints, almost anis-like but with more herbal notes. Mineral notes on the nose that might speak about the more arid terroir in Santiago Matatlan. On the palate, it looses most of its tropical fruit attributes and leaves more of a medicinal, he

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Tyler

Tyler

367 reviews
2 years ago

This madrecuixe mezcal has a literal mouth-watering effect. It is very sweet and reminds me of cherry cola. It is not grassy like you might expect from an agave karwinskii mezcal. Tasted this next to a Vago madrecuixe and the Vago was much more complex. This isn’t bad but it isn’t worth the $130/bottle retail price tag.

Jonny

Jonny

387 reviews
2 years ago

Floral nose and very milky on the palate. This mezcal is loose and freewheeling. I like it a lot. It’s has some forward sweet notes and notes of rose pedals and tangerine. Some umami mixes with the velvety texture.

Gfunk

Gfunk

13 reviews
3 years ago

A clean/focused mescal. Very smooth with a smoky hit, followed by a long, slightly citrusy finish.

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