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Maguey Melate Espadin – Rodrigo Martínez Méndez

This Maguey Melate Espadin is produced by Rodrigo Martínez Méndez, who is the son of famed maestro mezcalero Gregorio “Don Goyo” Martinez Garcia.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Rodrigo Martínez Méndez
Maguey:Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Baltazar Guélavila
ABV: 48%
Age of plant: 8 years
Batch size: 320 litres (200 turned into Pechuga), February 2020
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/
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.

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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.

6 reviews

4 out of 5


tallchad

tallchad

18 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago

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 Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

108 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago

Another of my favorites from the Maguey Melate taster pack. Give me all of this espadin.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

214 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 weeks ago

Smoked pears. Some sweet tea. A dash of heat throughout. Not overbearing, but has a little heft to it. Velvety mouthfeel. Very enjoyable

Jonny

Jonny

445 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 month ago

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.

Rakhal

Rakhal

201 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 month ago

Orange creamsicle, Barhi dates, rolled oats, and raw almonds. This went WAY too quick! One of my favorite Espadins this year.

El-Dawg

El-Dawg

60 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 month ago

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

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