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Maguey Melate Madre Cuixe – Ageo Cortes

Maguey Melate Madre Cuixe is produced by mezcalero Ageo Cortes, who is the son of famed producer Felipe Cortes in Mengoli de Morelos, Miahuatlan, Oaxaca.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Ageo Cortés
Maguey:Madrecuishe
Agave:Karwinskii
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Refrescador
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Miahuatlan
ABV: 50.1%
Age of plant: 9 years
Release year: 2018
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window
About this destilado de agave

Maguey Melate Madre Cuixe from Ageo Cortes was first released as part of the Maguey Melate Signature Box. Ageo and his father, Felipe Cortes, are well known throughout Oaxaca and have been featured in some of the finest mezcalerias in Oaxaca City, like Mezcaloteca.

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.

6 reviews

3.58 out of 5


t8ke

t8ke

144 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Lote 2

Thin to medium mouth feel. Bright, savory, effervescent. Pepper, soy, a hint of menthol and mintiness. Fresh rainwater, crisp. Faint wintergreen.

Unique, diverse and complex, this bottling from Ageo reinforces his notoriety for producing top notch Mezcal.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars1 year ago

This was the pick of the bunch, from the July 2020 “Signature Box”. In fact it’s really the only one I’d call “drinkable” and for sure the only I wanted to go back and had another glass of. While the previous two were rather “tailsy” this 375ml of Madre Cuixe was well made, interesting and inviting flavors every step of the way. Nice finish as well.

CasaDeGuero

CasaDeGuero

13 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Bottle has a blue tint, but even after pouring mezcal looks like it maybe has a blue tint. Strong up front with slight sweetness and a burn which lingers. Hints of licorice come through. Haven’t tried other Madre Cuixe, but it feels like this representation feels like it let’s a unique flavor come through. Very good.

Lote: 2

Gregg T&T

Gregg T&T

100 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Really bright and green nose, reminds me of Irish Spring. Medium body with a tangy and spicy palate. Great finish.

TheAuditor

TheAuditor

37 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Lot 2

Nose: Earthy, Mesquite, Green Bell Peppers, Light Mango, Black Tea.

Palate: Medium oily mouthfeel. Mesquite, Earthy, black tea, minerals, mango, Green Peppers, Cumin, roasted agave.

Finish: Long, Warm and dry. Earthy/Clay, Bell Peppers, black peppercorn, Light Brine, Mesquite, roasted agave.

Rating: 6/10

The finish is what really sticks out on this. It lingers forever with a warm, peppery, salty, mesquite lead tingle that is very delightful. It leans more on the savory side of flavors which is good and has a nice depth and complexity.

Lot 2
Nose: Earthy, Mesquite, Green Bell Peppers, Light Mango, Black Tea.
Palate: Medium oily mouthfeel. Mesquite, Earthy, black tea, minerals, mango, Green Peppers, Cumin, roasted agave.
Finish: Long, Warm and dry. Earthy/Clay, Bell Peppers, black peppercorn, Light Brine, Mesquite, roasted agave.
Rating: 6/10
The finish is what really sticks out on this. It lingers forever with a warm, peppery, salty, mesquite lead tingle that is very delightful. It leans more on the savory side of flavors whi

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GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

270 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Hits you up front with pears and apples. Papaya and cooked agave midway through. Finishes with some harsh heat and wet stone. Slightly above average for me

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