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Maguey Melate Tepextate – Gregorio Martinez Garcia

Maguey Melate Tepextate from Gregorio Martinez Garcia was a special release that was distilled in a copper pot still in San Baltazar Guelavila, Oaxaca.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Gregorio “Don Goyo” Martinez Garcia
Town:San Baltazar Guélavila
ABV: 48.9%
Age of plant: 25-30 years
Batch size: 180 litres
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About this destilado de agave

Maguey Melate Tepextate from Gregorio Martinez Garcia was a one-off release that was available only in the Melate Bottle Shop. This limited release was a batch of just 180 litres. The maguey Tepextate (agave Marmorata) used in this mezcal took approximately 25-30 years to reach maturity.

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Member rating

3.38 out of 5

4 reviews



385 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Too many veggies. Like a cucumber/celery/spinach salad. Hard to believe this is a tep



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Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Definitely a Tep, very green, a bit astringent, subtle flavors of mint and herb. A vegetal flavor I can’t quite place, maybe artichoke or asparagus? Seems a little hot on the back end. Good to do a side by side with another Tep to see how it compares.



169 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Floral and nightshade driven – some potato starch is in there with the gobs and gobs of peppers. Poblano and habenero lead the way, there’s a papaya fruitiness as well as some watermelon. These contrasts of orange and green flavors are nice! Oranges, cilantro add to that, some mint, white pepper. Mineral, creamsicle, pretty comfortable. Creamy texture.



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Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Powerful vegetal quality, some smoke and minerality. Sweet candy, fruits, a hint of cream, and confectioners sugar. Lovely in all the right ways.

Really great offering here, showing the sweet, complex, creamy side of Tep that drives me wild. Yum.

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