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Lalocura Tepeztate

Lalocura Tepeztate is made by Eduardo Angeles, who got his start alongside his father, the late, great Don Lorenzo of Real Minero.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Lalocura Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O602X
Mezcalero:Eduardo "Lalo" Angeles
Agave:Tepeztate
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 51%
Website: www.mezcallalocura.com
About this mezcal

Lalocura Tepeztate is made with 15 year old agave Tepeztate. The agave are cooked in an underground pit horno with encino wood, mashed by hand with wooden mallets, and fermented with open-air yeasts in cypress tanks. Distilled in small clay pots, this Tepeztate is different from most others you’ll find on the market as the clay pots soften the sharper notes, creating a more rounded and balanced experience.

Lalocura Mezcal

Before starting Lalocura in 2014, Eduardo "Lalo" Ángeles spent years working as the fourth generation master mezcalero of his family’s brand Real Minero, where he combined a lifetime of working under his father, the late, great Don Lorenzo with a collegiate degree in agricultural engineering. Many Real Minero bottles from several years ago actually have Eduardo listed alongside his father as the master distiller. Lalocura's clay pot distilled mezcals have built a steady cult following over the last few years. People from around the world show up at the palenque in Santa Catarina Minas each day hoping to spend time listening to Lalo tell stories while they taste the 20+ expressions he has resting in glass at any given time. If you like clay pot distilled mezcal and you like Real Minero, it's highly recommended that you find some Lalocura.

3 reviews

5 of out 5 stars


COak on Oct 7, 2018

35 reviews

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Bought a 250mg bottle of this in the main market in Oaxaca City. May 2017. Reviewing after after having the bottle open for 5 months. Maybe my favorite Tepeztate, maybe because of the clay. Pretty light, notes of apples and pears. Hearing the price tag on Lalocura in the states is very high. Try to find his stuff if you find yourself in Oaxaca.

charles_nyc on Aug 8, 2018

2 reviews

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I visisted Lalo’s palenque , he is an artist.

Jonny on Jul 16, 2018

235 reviews

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Pure Magic! I’ve tasted a couple batches of this now and it’s all been incredible. I’m not sure how often Tepextate is distilled in clay, but it apparently needs to happen more often. I was lucky enough to grab a 250ml bottle in Oaxaca (wish I’d bought more!). Now that other Lalo releases are available in the US, perhaps the Tepextate will be next. I have a batch from February 2017. It has some slight notes of wild apples, vinegar, and olives on the nose. Nothing overpowering, very light. The palate is sweet upfront with notes of ripe banana, lemon peel, mango, and melon. Those fruity flavors fade into notes of tanned leather and faint charcoal. This is really fantastic!

Pure Magic! I’ve tasted a couple batches of this now and it’s all been incredible. I’m not sure how often Tepextate is distilled in clay, but it apparently needs to happen more often. I was lucky enough to grab a 250ml bottle in Oaxaca (wish I’d bought more!). Now that other Lalo releases are available in the US, perhaps the Tepextate will be next. I have a batch from February 2017. It has some slight notes of wild apples, vinegar, and olives on the nose. Nothing overpowe

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