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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: (3 reviews)
Brand:Fidencio Mezcal
Mezcalero:Enrique Jiménez
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 embodies the tradition and creativity of Oaxaca. With four generations of knowledge and the finest estate grown agave, Fidencio is a unique mezcal that is pure agave. Using 100% Espadín agave let to mature at least 10 years. Fabrica de Amigo del Mezcal is the name of the distillery 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.

3 reviews

3.7 of out 5 stars

Tyler on Oct 19, 2018

249 reviews

  • Overall:

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 on Nov 26, 2017

274 reviews

  • Overall:

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 on Jan 14, 2017

13 reviews

  • Overall:

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

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