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Fidencio Tepeztate

Fidencio Tepeztate is one of the more well-known from mezcalero Enrique Jimenez. It's both complex and balanced with notes of jalapeño and candied fruit.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Fidencio Mezcal
Mezcalero:Enrique Jiménez
Town:Santiago Matatlán
ABV: 48%
Age of plant: 14 years
Website: http://www.fidenciomezcal.com, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Fidencio Tepeztate is made from 100% wild agave Tepeztate that is harvested after 14-18 years of growth. This Mezcal is both complex and balanced with notes of jalapeño and candied fruit.

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.

Member rating

3 out of 5

3 reviews



87 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Lot TP015 Bottle 703/900 47.8% maestro mezalero Enrique Jimenez Fidencio sample on 3/14/2024. Aroma’s out of the bottle are sweet smoke and a little bit of funk some sourness. Taste follows pretty much to suit simple alcohol a bit of burn and sweet smoke again. Getting a lot of plastics and phenolics on this one kind of rough.

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Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lot 7px14
Bottle 575/660

Aroma: Sweet aromas on the nose. Nose is slightly muted I don’t get as much from This as I’d like from a Tepeztate.

Flavors: thin mouthfeel, sweet with a decent amount of smoke. Tepeztate seems hidden in this, wish it was the star of the show.



76 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Sweet and boozy nose but in a pleasing way. Stone fruit and smoke is the best way to describe it: grilled apricots, plums, campfire ash, and white grape juice. Taste is dry with a burst of fruit and a smoky finish. Turkey jerky, dried apricot, and prunes. It becomes more herbal as it opens up. Dry flavor but off-dry on the palate.

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