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La Luna Cupreata

La Luna Mezcal is made with agave Cupreata in the state of Michoacan, which is known for its rich agriculture and plant life.

Rating: (29 reviews)
Brand:La Luna Mezcal
NOM:NOM-M269C
Mezcalero:Isidro Perez Escot, Isidro Rodriguez Montoya
Agave:Cupreata
Distillation:Filipino
Style:Joven
State:Michoacán
Town:Etucuaro
ABV: 49%
Age of plant: 8-10 years
Website: https://www.lalunamezcal.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

La Luna Mezcal is made with agave Cupreata in Etucuaro, Michoacan which is home to other Michoacan mezcal producers as well. At an elevation of 1,790 meters, the Cupreata Agave are harvested after eight to ten years of growth. The agave piñas are fire roasted in a stone-lined horno using estate sourced white oak. The cooked agave is milled by hand and naturally fermented in open-air  wooden vats before being double distilled in a copper and pinewood Tarascan still. Due to the artisinal nature of this mezcal, the ABV will vary by batch.

La Luna Mezcal

La Luna Mezcal is made in Etucuaro, Michoacan. Tucked away in this mountainous region is the municipality of Villa Madero, which is the home to the Perez Escot family and Destiladora Las Azucenas.  The family has been traditionally crafting mezcal on the same property since 1910 and is currently on their 4th generation of mezcaleros with Isidro Perez Escot training his son Amador at the moment.

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Member rating

3.83 out of 5

29 reviews

jmehrk35

jmehrk35

41 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 months ago

LOTE: 24
ABV 45.55%
Initial nasal impact is a slight prickle and predominantly sweet.
Aroma: Bang with tropical fruit (mango and guava). Sweet wildflower honey follows. Trace of ash. Very little alcohol on the nose.
Oily and buttery mouthfeel with sufficient alcohol.
The Michoacan fruity character hits first on the palate with guava and mango at the forefront with sweet banana (peel with brown spots) peaking in. Well balanced, med – long finish with lingering black pepper and sweet tropical fruit. Reasonably priced mezcal and very good bang for the buck

LOTE: 24
ABV 45.55%
Initial nasal impact is a slight prickle and predominantly sweet.
Aroma: Bang with tropical fruit (mango and guava). Sweet wildflower honey follows. Trace of ash. Very little alcohol on the nose.
Oily and buttery mouthfeel with sufficient alcohol.
The Michoacan fruity character hits first on the palate with guava and mango at the forefront with sweet banana (peel with brown spots) peaking in. Well balanced, med – long finish with lingering black pepper and sweet tropica

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Mezcal Mike

Mezcal Mike

29 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Lot 66. I was prepared to be disappointed, but I am having a lucky day so far. Quite solid. Not the kind of complexity which warrants high prices, but it’s reasonable at $45.99. Jury might still be out.

Forpowder

Forpowder

59 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Lote 66 46.12% Aromas out of the bottle are fingernail polish acetone but in a good way, tropical ripe fruit with some smoke. Flavors are similar with light fruits and veggies with smoke. Lote 36 lite smoke and candy finnish. Sweet tart light vegatable flavers. Sour fermented brown fruit wet ash aroma’s.

Chuey Agave

Chuey Agave

19 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Lot P1-05
46.12% ABV

Aroma: Bubble Gum, slight lactic note, mango, sweet citrus, and roasted agave.

Flavor: Lactic note from the nose comes through on the palette as well, I enjoy it and think it adds a nice layer of complexity to the spirit. Bubblegum notes on the palette as well. Prune-like fruit coming through as well… almost like a fruit leather flavor.

Medium finish with an average mouthfeel.

This is solid for the price. A great mezcal to sip, mix, and introduce others to mezcal with. This is also a solid bottle to have on the shelf for connoisseurs to pull down as a daily sipper.

Lot P1-05
46.12% ABV
Aroma: Bubble Gum, slight lactic note, mango, sweet citrus, and roasted agave.
Flavor: Lactic note from the nose comes through on the palette as well, I enjoy it and think it adds a nice layer of complexity to the spirit. Bubblegum notes on the palette as well. Prune-like fruit coming through as well… almost like a fruit leather flavor.
Medium finish with an average mouthfeel.
This is solid for the price. A great mezcal to sip, mix, and introduce others to mezcal wi

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Emilio Vega

Emilio Vega

1 review
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

First-ever mezcal (coming from tequila) so I don’t have a big frame of reference. I really enjoy this stuff, the smoke is front and center but the agave is also there along with a fruity/melon presence and some baking spices. Interest is definitely piqued, I’ll be exploring different ones!

Dom

Dom

29 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

On the nose i get olives, cinnamon, slightly floral. On the palate, I get apple, cinnamon, and some minerals, very sweet. Only real draw back is the short finish

Grexican

Grexican

12 reviews
Rated 1 out of 5 stars2 years ago

When I see cupreata I get excited because the delicious flavor. This one fell flat with just a heat like a cheap espadin. I am surprised so many high stars but maybe the have changed productions styles recent since this brand is now with Southern Wine for distribution and probably getting diluted in quality. It was cheap at the bar so I shouldnt have expected much

Americana Kyle

Americana Kyle

60 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Very nice everyday sipper that is something a little different.

Justthesip

Justthesip

2 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lote 42 – I loved the 100% cupreata expression, but looks like they’ve now made their flag ship product an ensemble of Cupreata, Tequilana, and Manso. I REALLY enjoyed this new batch. The aromas are of stone fruit, unripe mango and plantain. The palate is balanced, but rich with minerality and a soft agave sweetness. The smoke is nuanced on the back end and the proof is high enough that it made great cocktails. Definitely recommend this!

HighWine

HighWine

76 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Sweet caramel nose with a warm cream and cheese funk. Taste is roasted poblano pepper, parsley, and a slight sourness. Thin in the mouth, the palette is almost completely missing except for some numbing alcohol on the lips.

Joseph

Joseph

26 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lote P1-05:
Absolutely the best deliciousness to price ratio I’ve ever experienced in a mezcal available for purchase in the US. Bursting with tropical fruity, funky and slightly cheesy flavors. Assuming that batches stay in a similar league as this, I’ll always have a bottle on my shelf.

El-Dawg

El-Dawg

198 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Lote 22 (50ml sample)
Great smell – sweet and juicy candy. Taste of cantaloupe, dustiness, and some earth. Slightly abrasive, but the sweet/tangy flavors make up for it. More of a 3.75, which seems like a great value!
Review #105

GeorgePBurdell

GeorgePBurdell

49 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Lot 24

Wrapped tight with minerals, cantaloupe, and juicy fruit gum up front. White pepper comes in late before a finish that goes a bit ashy. A lot going on for a bottle at this price. An extra half star for value

spasta

spasta

22 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Sweet cantaloupe. One of the best or the best $40 mezcal you can buy in the USA. Highly recommended for newcomers.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

529 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Lote: 24, APV: 45.55%

Nose: Peppermint, fruity, light smoke, tad bit funky.

Palate: Peppermint candy, dried pineapple, white pepper with subtle smoke. Slight funk to it. Mineral finish. Great value mezcal!

SoloAgave

SoloAgave

86 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

For the money (generally around $40) this mezcal is one of my favorites. Tropical flavors, cantaloupe, and light smoke (which is good for mezcal haters). Not ideal for Cupreata purists as this is a little light and doesn’t carry the funk that some look for but nonetheless a pleasant bottle to sip on as it lingers in your mouth and doesn’t come across diluted.

jtgomez

jtgomez

1 review
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Lot 19. 45.16% ABV. One of those mezcales that sticks with you and hangs onto your palate. Total cupreata explosion with fruit candy and sweet/sour agave juice on the aroma and followed up on the sip. Almost legendary.

t8ke

t8ke

144 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Medium mouth feel. Clean and crisp. Ashy smoke, lemon custard, grapefruit starburst candies. Pepper, sweet chemical notes and minerality.

Super unique, lots of complexity and availability to match. I’m a fan.

Cy Bister

Cy Bister

26 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Lovely. Jack-fruit and overripe cantaloupe on the nose. Very sweet taste, the jack-fruit/juicyfruit gum is far more pleasant than it sounds and essentially dominates. There are some very faint peppery/spicy notes that manifest in the back of the mouth/throat and while I would say there’s no real smokey taste, after several sips there is a distinctly ashy aftertaste that begins to accumulate. I like this a lot.

Gregg T&T

Gregg T&T

100 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Nose is full of pine forest, tropical fruit and fresh cut flowers. Palate has medium roast, a bit sweet and tangy with notes of pepper and tobacco. Really enjoyable and accessible Cupreata.

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