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Hacienda Oponguio Ineaquidens Seco

Hacienda Oponguio Ineaquidens Seco is produced by Maestro Mezcalero Miguel Angel Jaramillo Hernandez and his son Luis Angel Jaramillo Zuñiga

About this mezcal

Hacienda Oponguio Ineaquidens Seco is made with Agave inaequidens, which is a wild agave that grows in the town of Erongaricuaro, Michoacán Mexico. It can take 20-25 years for the agave to reach maturity. After the agave is cut, the agave is taken to an underground pit oven. Avocado and Oak wood is used to heat the oven, which covered with volcanic stone. The agave is placed on the stones and then covered with dirt. After 3-4 days the cooked agave is removed from the oven and is left 2 days to rest. Next, the agave is milled, followed by all-natural fermentation. The fermentation takes place in wooden tubs for 4-5 days. Finally, the agaves are double-distilled in an artisan alembic which is mainly made of wood with a couple of copper containers. It takes about 30-35 kilos of agave to make 1 liter of mezcal.

This Seco expression comes from the agave being grown under Pine and Oak trees with less sunlight throughout the year.

Hacienda Oponguio Mezcal

The Hacienda Oponguio story was born at the beginning of the 20th century when Juan Mejia Gomez began producing mezcal on the Riviera off Lake Patzcuaro in Oponguio Michoacán, Mexico. Two generations later, Juan Manuel Mejia Hernandez resumed the tradition and finally in 2015 the official Hacienda Oponguio brand was released. Maestro Mezcalero Miguel Angel Jaramillo Hernandez along with his son Luis Angel Jaramillo Zuñiga create each of the batches in their distillery.

2 reviews

3.75 out of 5

montella

montella

4 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

No lot # – I agree with Jonny on the chalky minerality. Also got dry leaves and a bit of winter spices on the palate. I tend to like drier mezcales over super fruity and could drink this every day; however, this particular lot didn’t leave me with the same wow factor as the frutal/herbal. Still a great mezcal and will try again and again

Jonny

Jonny

603 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Lot HDA008. Chalky aromas. Smells like the Mali desert on a hot day with it’s subtle notes of dry leaves, brush, and sandy breeze. The palate has notes of anise, canella, sweet lemongrass and dried strawberries.

*note: tasted the Frutal, Herbal, and Seco from this brand as a flight for comparison

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