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Macurichos Tepeztate

Macurichos Tepeztate is produced using 100% Maguey Tepeztate (Agave marmorata) in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, México.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Cost:$$$
Brand:Macurichos Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O165X
Maguey:Tepeztate
Agave:Marmorata
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV: 50%
Age of plant: 18-30 years
Website: https://www.instagram.com/mezcalmacurichos/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Macurichos Tepeztate is produced using 100% Maguey Tepeztate (Agave marmorata) in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, México. After growing for 18 to 30 years, the harvested agaves are cooked in an earthen oven, milled using a stone tahona mill, fermented in wooden vats, and distilled twice using copper pot stills. This mezcal has sweet vegetal notes of bell pepper, corn, cilantro, and Thai basil.

Macurichos Mezcal

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.

3 reviews

3.83 out of 5

JDB

JDB

37 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 week ago

March 2018 distillation, bottle 13/243, 231 liters produced. Bought this bottle in 2019 at El Grifo in Condesa, Mexico City before the brand had distribution in the US. Still have a small amount left in the bottle. I have tasted this side by side with other Teps, and it holds up quite well. Classic Tepeztate aromas on the nose: green, vegetal, and earthy. On the palate: minerality, lemon peel, lingering heat, and herbs. It is not sweet, more savory and slightly astringent. Really nice.

March 2018 distillation, bottle 13/243, 231 liters produced. Bought this bottle in 2019 at El Grifo in Condesa, Mexico City before the brand had distribution in the US. Still have a small amount left in the bottle. I have tasted this side by side with other Teps, and it holds up quite well. Classic Tepeztate aromas on the nose: green, vegetal, and earthy. On the palate: minerality, lemon peel, lingering heat, and herbs. It is not sweet, more savory and slightly astringent. Really nice.

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ricebucket

ricebucket

2 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago

Tried at Sabina Sabe in Oaxaca, December 2021
Slightly sweet finish. Starting to really love this brand.

El-Dawg

El-Dawg

143 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

TP2-001
Green, herbal, bright. Taste lingers nicely at the end with slight licorice and more herbaceousness. Not bad but def not my favorite tepeztate. 2oz sample
Review #109

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