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Lamata Lechuguilla Sonora – Almada

Lamata Lechuguilla Sonora is produced by Maestro Vinatero Ramón Almada in Alamo, Sonora using Lechuguilla (Agave bovicornuta); it has notes of mandarin peel, melon, and pink peppercorn.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Mezcalero:Ramón Almada
ABV: 49.4%
Batch size: 100 liters (Lot LEC-A 2/1/2021)
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.instagram.com/nacion_de_las_verdes_matas/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Lamata Lechuguilla Sonora is produced by Maestro Vinatero Ramón Almada in Alamo, Sonora using Lechuguilla (Agave bovicornuta). Ramón works on a cattle ranch in Alamos, Sonora and makes lechuguilla from maguey harvested on the property. The agaves are cooked in an underground oven, mashed with an axe in a wood canoe, and naturally fermented with added spring water. The result is distilled twice in stainless steel with the final product being adjusted with heads and tails. This Lechuguilla has notes of mandarin peel, melon, and pink peppercorn.


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.

Member rating

4.33 out of 5

3 reviews



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Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

1oz sample no batch number. Lamata does it again! Another beautiful unique spirit. Subtle, soft, fruity, and floral. This is delicious!!! A hint of expensive perfume in an empty elevator. Lotus flower tea. After a few seconds all the floral elements coalesce into a deep fruity citrus flavor like Tang or Sunny D. This is fantastic.



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Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Agree with the rubber that Zack gets. Outside of that, this is a winner

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

LEC-A 2/1/2021
Nose – Sweet potato. Strawberry Quik. Fresh celery leaves.

Palate – Basketball shoe rubber. Roasted root vegetables. I love the heat note on the backend – it’s the same intensity as a Hot 100 Cinnamon Schnapps but not as syrupy sweet (this Lamata is more organic/natural tasting) – which lasts for 3 or 4 incredible seconds. This is probably about a 4.25 star sipper but this is so damn unique it gets the round up.

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