Macurichos Karwinskii Ensamble is produced using in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, México using four types of Agave karwinskii: Maguey Cirial, Maguey Madrecuishe, Maguey Barril, and Maguey Bicuishe.
Macurichos Cirial, Madrecuishe, Barril, Bicuishe
|Rating:||(4 reviews) - Write a review|
|Mezcalero:||Gonzalo Martinez Sernas|
|Maguey:||Barril, Bicuishe, Cirial, Madrecuishe|
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About this mezcal
Macurichos Karwinskii Ensamble is produced using in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, México using four types of Agave karwinskii: Maguey Cirial, Maguey Madrecuishe, Maguey Barril, and Maguey Bicuishe. The agaves in this field blend are cooked in an earthen oven, milled using a stone tahona mill, fermented in wooden vats, and distilled twice using copper pot stills. This ensamble has bright and zesty notes of freshly cut herbs, melon, and citrus.
Led by maestro mezcalero Gonzalo Martinez, Mezcal Macurichos is dedicated to the protection of the cultural tradition and the agricultural heritage of agave within the iconic mezcal production community of Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico. The family employs numerous neighbors and is one of the rare distillers the area who still produce using Ancestral methods, including clay pot stills. Gonzalo and his brothers cultivate their own diverse fields of agave – planting from seed and reforesting the diminishing wild agave populations.
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May 2018 by Gonzalo Martinez Sernas
This is delicious mezcal.
On the nose its creamy karwinskii fragrances, some copper salinity from the barril balances with greenness, banana and grape.
The palate is full of notes of juicy green goodness that morphs into chocolate and fruit and coppery minerality. Fantastic mixture of different karwinskii magueys.
James Christian45 reviews
Agave: 4 types of agave Karwinskii
Mezcalero: Gonzalo Martinez Sernas
Nose: Dark fruits at a candy shop, a tiny bot of paint thinner, mint at the end
Palate: Nothing out of place. No burn, no tingle… a bit of a menthol note high in the upper nasal passage.
Flavors: Lots of citrus and mint, and that wonderful karwinskii herbaceousness.
Really solid. Opens with coconut curry-like stuff and then hits you with dried fruit and mint. Yummy
Full throttle 100% Karwinskii ensamble… I’m digging it. This is unique given most ensambles features two or more agaves species. Not dry at all.. lots of sweet syrup notes with some sugary complexity like meringue. ABV is in control. An enjoyable mezcal but not necessarily something you’d guess would be multiple types of agaves versus one type of karwinskii agave.