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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: (7 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
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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

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.

7 reviews

4.5 out of 5

Manning

Manning

10 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars5 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

373 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars5 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

603 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars8 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

579 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 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

165 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars8 months 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 stars8 months 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

471 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars8 months 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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