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Maguey Melate Tepextate – Luis Enrique Juarez

Maguey Malate Tepextate from maestro mezcalero Luis Enrique Juarez was produced in the community of San Agustin Amatengo, Ejutla, Oaxaca.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Luis Enrique Juarez
Town:San Agustín Amatengo
ABV: 48.6%
Age of plant: 15 years
Release year: 2019
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Maguey Malate Tepextate from Luis Enrique Juarez was originally released as the July 2019 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit. The maguey Tepextate (agave Marmorata) that were used in this mezcal take 15 years to reach maturity. Once cooked and fermented, the agaves were crushed by tahona and distilled in a copper refrescadera still.

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.

Member rating

3.88 out of 5

4 reviews

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lote: 1
Nose – Sea salt. Fried green bell pepper. Powdered sugar.

Palate – Cocktail onion. Anaheim pepper. Melted white sugar. A tiny hand soap note. Spearmint heat, hot finish. Very sharp flavors. Pretty good tepeztate.



33 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Astroturfy, green, vegetal; fruitier on the palate. A good tepe but a step below Tosba in my view.

Gregg T&T

Gregg T&T

100 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

A favorite. Really green and vegetal nose with a sweet and tangy funk. Dill, anise and mineral notes. Bold flavors, great heat and lovely finish.



385 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Stone fruit and pear, some smoke, oil and fusel notes on finish. Enjoyable but nothing id buy again

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