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Lamata Ensamble Oaxaca – Jarquín

Lamata Ensamble from Oaxaca, Mexico is produced by Sosimo Jarquín in the region of Miahuatlan using Magueys Madrecuixe, Bicuixe, and Espadin

Rating: (2 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Mezcalero:Sozimo Jarquín
Maguey:Bicuishe, Espadin, Madrecuishe
Agave:Angustifolia, Karwinskii
ABV: 49%
Batch size: 80 liters (Lot ENS-J 5/1/2016)
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.instagram.com/nacion_de_las_verdes_matas/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Lamata Ensamble from Oaxaca, Mexico is produced by Sosimo Jarquín in the region of Miahuatlan using Magueys Madrecuixe, Bicuixe, and Espadin. Sosimo generally only does a single oven cook per year. He harvests, processes, and distills the agave all by himself. The cook lasts 8-12 days followed by resting between one week and 25 days. It is then smashed by hand using wooden mallets and fermented in open air cypress vats with well water. Sosimo does a single distillation in a red copper refrescadera still. His still does not have plates like other refrescadera systems do. He adjusts the alcohol content as it is being distilled and controls the amount of tails (colas) that fall into the container. Sosimo does not drink, thus all of his craft is done by a sense of smell and observing the pearls in the alcohol.


Lamata (formerly named Amormata) is the for-export label of Nacion de Las Verdes Matas, a small unregistered brand started by Luis Loya many years ago. His goal is to share mezcal from Northern Mexico from places that are under-represented in the market. Luis has relationships with producers in Durango, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, Chihuahua, San Luis Potosi and Tamaulipas among others.

The typical lot sizes of Amormata releases range from about 40 liters to 200 liters. The producers will continue to make about the same amount of spirits that they historically have in the past. Therefore, the brand will not bottle much more than a total of three to five thousand liters per year. Amormata is dedicated to promoting the “gusto historico”, the terroir, the liquid culture, and the history that is mezcal to people beyond the borders of the places where it is made.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Not sure if I should be rating this one… as I had it in a flight of mezcales at Madre. Either way, the one thing I can say this reminds me of is one of Erick’s sourced mezcales from Almamezcalera. Straddled the line pretty well between light and heavy. Mint, juicy fruit, slight aloe. Good!

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Nose – Not sure what the Karwinski to Espadin ratio is here, but hot damn, the balance of agave flavors on the nose are dialed right in.

Palate – A pillowy, medium viscosity. Rock candy. Light potpourri. A hint of white chocolate. A creamy bake brie note. Deliciously ashy in the finish. Not hot to sip but toasty, warm in the belly – exactly what you want there. This stuff is crazy good!

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