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Maguey Melate Espadin Chacaleño – Carlos Ángulo Rios

Maguey Melate Espadin Chacaleño from Carlos Ángulo Rios was originally released as the April 2021 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit.

Rating: (9 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Carlos Ángulo Rios
Maguey:Chacaleño
Agave:Angustifolia
Grind:Shredder
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Durango
Town:El Platanar Topia
ABV: 49%
Age of plant: 9-12 years
Batch size: Lot CAR-CHO-001: 350 liters
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window
About this destilado de agave

Maguey Melate Espadin Chacaleño from Carlos Ángulo Rios was originally released as the April 2021 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit. This spirit was produced in El Platanar Topia, Durango with cultivated 9-12 year old maguey Chacaleño (Agave angustifolia).

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Maguey Melate was founded on two ideas: 1) Artisanal agave spirits are amazing and should be shared with the world, and 2) The faster-cheaper economy is a harmful force for people, the environment, and now agave spirits.

They believe if mezcal (and agave spirits) can be understood and appreciated at its full potential, people will show their preference for quality artisanal mezcal that is sustainably and fairly sourced. By raising consumer consciousness on the origins of mezcal and educating enthusiasts on matters of quality and character, informed people will be empowered to ensure the future of mezcal. To do this, they're reaching a large audience with an impactful message: KEEP MEZCAL ARTISANAL!

Maguey Melate is perhaps most well-known for their Mezcalero of the Month Club, which delivers artisanal small-batch agave spirits directly to the doors of consumers in the US and Mexico. In addition to the monthly spirits, they offer exclusive content and interviews with producers. Single releases are also available in the Maguey Melate shop.

9 reviews

3.78 out of 5


JDB

JDB

24 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 weeks ago

Agree with Rakhal’s tasting notes, the bottle did change over time with more oxygen and those honey notes were definitely present. I got more honeycomb perhaps, the lingering taste in my mouth has a hit of clove.

Gregg T&T

Gregg T&T

100 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 weeks ago

A little sweeter nose than the 1st Edition OR. Candied apples on the nose and a dryness that I’m enjoying. Sage and cracked pepper, with a nice bote.

tallchad

tallchad

29 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 month ago

This is one of my favorites from the club so far, up there with Don Fede’s espadilla. Bottle number 679. The aroma is super interesting and really good: rich with cedar sawdust and bright mango-it says “drink me”. Taste is as yummy as the aroma with good wood from campfire-but not smokey-maybe pine and some more fruit tastes. Finish is exceptionally long and great. It evolves the wonderful tastes and aromas. Más Chacaleño por favor.

Rakhal

Rakhal

307 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

This one really changed a lot after multiple tastings and lots of oxygen. At first it was super hot and wild and not particularly pleasant but now I think it’s delicious. The one flavor note that stands out the most for me is honey. Not the super sweet honey that comes in a plastic bear, this is like wild dark rich forest honey. I’ve never tasted this in a Mezcal so strongly before. There’s also an unusual flavor that tastes to me like the way a blow up camping mattress smells right out of the box. Weird but I like it.

This one really changed a lot after multiple tastings and lots of oxygen. At first it was super hot and wild and not particularly pleasant but now I think it’s delicious. The one flavor note that stands out the most for me is honey. Not the super sweet honey that comes in a plastic bear, this is like wild dark rich forest honey. I’ve never tasted this in a Mezcal so strongly before. There’s also an unusual flavor that tastes to me like the way a blow up camping mattress smells right out of

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Maiapal

Maiapal

7 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Nose: Complex and strong, some grain notes, reminds me of rum
Taste: Pretty hot on the first few sips, resting it for 15 minutes in the glass helped some, but still a little strong. It may benefit from resting in the bottle for a while. Felt a little one dimensional, more going on in the nose than in the taste.

El-Dawg

El-Dawg

110 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Dusty & reminiscent of some cenizos I’ve drank in the past. Slightly abrasive, but still sweet w/ salty & butterscotch notes. Not bad at all!
(And review #100)!

Coniferous

Coniferous

1 review
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

CAR-CHO-001.
Nose is mild. Ceramic, with maybe some slight melon rind. Taste is dried cherry, salt, chocolate, graham cracker, honeycomb. A floral note towards the end, coconut flower-ish, followed by that ceramic note again with extremely faint pom notes. For 49.9%, drinks easily.

Viscous/silky. Closer to the feel of a fat-washed alcohol than a sugary one, reminiscent of some coconut liqueurs.

Jonny

Jonny

506 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Batch CAR-CHO-001. Similar aromas and flavors of red fruit: cherries and Macintosh apples. There’s also a chocolate element, blending together for almost like a tootsie pop experience. Also some notes of leather, wild honey, and some slight plastic flavor. Thick and viscous, sticks on your lips.

Azi

Azi

15 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Batch CAR-CHO-001, 49.9%
First Mezcal in a little while, so bear with me.
nose: distant sage, fresh concrete, slate, white chocolate? one of the more subdued i’ve had from MM
Taste: orange peel, salted watermelon rind, salt spray, slate, white pepper.

Pulled back and extremely clean; the quality is undoubtedly there. There is perhaps a slight burn, but otherwise drinks smoothly. Not the most interesting or unique from MM, but tasty nonetheless

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