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Maguey Melate Jabali – Santo Martínez Cruz

Maguey Melate Jabali from Santo Martínez Cruz was produced in San Lorenzo Albarradas, Oaxaca.

Rating: (10 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Santo Martínez Cruz
Maguey:Jabali
Agave:Convallis
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Lorenzo Albarradas
ABV: 48.7%
Age of plant: 15-18 years
Batch size: 180 liters, March 2019 batch
Release year: 2022
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Maguey Melate Jabali from Santo Martínez Cruz was produced in San Lorenzo Albarradas, Oaxaca. This destilado was distilled 3 times in copper pots, due to the complexity of distilling maguey Jabali, which foams and expands considerably throughout distillation. This was initially released in Maguey Melate’s subscription as a 100ml bonus bottle.

Maguey Melate

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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.

10 reviews

4.4 out of 5

tallchad

tallchad

78 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

This one could be sipped all day at the beach. Subtle and complex all at once. All around great! The aroma is light with light fruit and wet stone minerals. The taste is wonderful with a citrusy punch some lite spice and goes down a little sweet. The finish is fantastic and long with some earthiness and lite spice. Overall Yum!

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

382 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Enjoyed this one. One of my favorite maguey melate releases. Amalgamation of a ton of different herbs and fruits that just works. Can def see this as a sipper or a great base in a killer cocktail/punch

JDB

JDB

84 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

48.7% ABV, Lot# SAN-JAB-001

First tasted this jabalí as a small sampler in one of the maguey melate boxes and really enjoyed it. Decided to get a 375 ml to get a better opportunity to taste this mezcal multiple times. The nose is very light, a bit of peppermint. The taste lingers in the palate with medium heat. A nice bit of peppermint and cedar bark, with a lingering root taste in the mouth like licorice or sassafras. Very much enjoyed this jabalí.

Manning

Manning

18 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars9 months ago

50ml sample. I get pineapple and anise in the aroma along with wet grass and granite. Taste is great with so much vanilla and grape big league chew balanced by sage and licorice and a pepper spice with some meatiness. Incredible Jabali – so complex and tasty! Overall 9/10

Rakhal

Rakhal

389 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Wow. One of the best Jabali Mezcals I’ve ever tasted. Delicate and complex. Apricots, incense, and tons of fresh herbs. I’m so bummed I only had 50ml.

Jonny

Jonny

615 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars12 months ago

Smells amazing. Aromas of fresh vanilla bean, warm buttery mashed potatoes, and wet granite. The palate has note of butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, sweet anise, subtle mesquite, and nutmeg. This is full and rich with almost no bite whatsoever. This is an incredible Jabali. Batch: SAN-JAB-001.

Tyler

Tyler

593 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars12 months ago

This is a delicious Jabali. I get the vanilla notes others have mentioned. Reminds me of the classic pink and purple Nerds. Sweet with a dash of tart candy. Unique finish.. a bit like Listerine. Batch: SAN-JAB-001

El-Dawg

El-Dawg

172 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Sweet, vanilla smell. More vanilla on the taste, some green vegetal mixed in there as well. Pepper spiciness. A bit tangy as if clay distilled. Very good, and hard to pick the winner in the side-by-side jabali box.

AdrianM

AdrianM

18 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Hands down one of the best jabali expression I’ve had so far. Killer combo again from MM on this lot.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

508 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Batch: SAN-JAB-001
Nose – Vanilla. Roasted chicken breast. Sweet n’ meaty!

Palate – Similar to the aromas, I got flavors here of vanilla. Chicken jerky. Mesquite. A nice herbal note in the aftertaste. MM really nailed both their Jabali expressions in this release (the German is bomb as well!).

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