This Maguey Melate Espadin is produced by Rodrigo Martínez Méndez, who is the son of famed maestro mezcalero Gregorio “Don Goyo” Martinez Garcia.
Maguey Melate Espadin – Rodrigo Martínez Méndez
|Rating:||(7 reviews) - Write a review|
|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Rodrigo Martínez Méndez|
|Town:||San Baltazar Guélavila|
|Age of plant:||8 years|
|Batch size:||320 litres (200 turned into Pechuga), February 2020|
|Website:||https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Espadin from Rodrigo Martínez Méndez is produced in San Baltazar Guelavila. Rodrigo is the son of famed maestro mezcalero Gregorio “Don Goyo” Martinez Garcia, who has produced for several brands, including Nuestra Soledad and El Jolgorio. The father-son duo made this Espadin together in preparation for Rodrigo’s Espadin Pechuga batch for Melate’s Mezcalero of the Month Club. Not only does it showcase how amazing the familiar Espadin plant can be, but it allows club members to compare their Espadin Pechuga to plain Espadin. Compared to the mineral intensity and dry lands of Ejutla and the Oaxaca valley region, this Espadín comes from a mountainous land rich with water and moisture in the air. San Baltazar Guelavila, with its many rolling hills and fresh water streams, showcases the impact of the environment on the agave and its final flavors when distilled.
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.
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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.
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Dang! This is a great Espadin. It tastes like cooked sugar cane. The flavor I cannot get out of my mind is shark gummies which are blue raspberry and sweet marshmallow flavored gummies stuck together. I’ll be on the lookout for more mezcal from Don Goyo’s talented son. ROD-ESP-001, February 2020 batch from the first Melate tasting box.
Included in the maguey Melate tasting box. I have the big bottle of pechuga 2 which I love. Fun to taste the “base” espadín next to the pechuga. Rodrigo’s espadín is wonderful. From aroma to finish it’s great. I wish I had big bottle of this espadín. One of the best espadíns I have tasted.
Nic Hnastchenko108 reviews
Another of my favorites from the Maguey Melate taster pack. Give me all of this espadin.
Smoked pears. Some sweet tea. A dash of heat throughout. Not overbearing, but has a little heft to it. Velvety mouthfeel. Very enjoyable
ROD-ESP-001. Solid Espadin. Citric aromas of lemon peel and lime. There’s a bit of unripe fruit, like banana, pear, and plum, on the nose as well. The palate is very nicely balanced with notes of orange creamsicle, granola, wheat, and white rice.
Orange creamsicle, Barhi dates, rolled oats, and raw almonds. This went WAY too quick! One of my favorite Espadins this year.
Fresh flowers and butter on the nose…classic espadín but more fragrant. Full mouth feel with some tartness/lemon-heads at the end with some more flowers. With bit of a funk that I love. Wish I had a bigger bottle as I think this one could benefit from some oxygen/resting. These 50ml bottles go quick! 3.75