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Maguey Melate Tepextate – Marta and Isaac García

Maguey Melate Tepextate is from Marta and Isaac García, who are first generation mezcaleros that have been producing agave spirits for over 30 years.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Isaac Garcia, Marta Garcia
Town:San Lorenzo Albarradas
ABV: 45.7%
Age of plant: 20 years
Release year: 2018
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/
About this destilado de agave

Maguey Melate Tepextate from Marta and Isaac García was first released as part of the Maguey Melate Signature Box. The maguey Tepextate (agave Marmorata) used in this mezcal take approximately 20 years to reach maturity in San Lorenzo Albarradas, Oaxaca.

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.

5 reviews

3.3 out of 5



135 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Bright on the palate – quite complex. First taste brings bell pepper, string bean, jalapeno. The longer it rests, the sweeter and more mineral forward it becomes, ending with leek, ash and a touch of crispness.

This is an excellent look at a Tep that goes all out in “green” field notes on the palate but brings balance and complexity to the finish, without going too overboard. A masterpiece from Marta and Isaac.

Gregg T&T

Gregg T&T

78 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Big and bold, jalapeno peppers, anise. Really enjoyable Tep

Rated 2 out of 5 stars8 months ago

It smelled like Tepextate. Tasted somewhat like Tepextate, surely had the whole nacho thing going on. Lacked really otherwise, faded away after the one note. All in all, what you might expect from 45.7% and new mezcaleros.



258 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars9 months ago

Jalapeño, fresh green bell pepper, anise, tarragon, tomatillo, jasmine flower. Nice.



238 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Not sure if for me. Mineral water, herb garden, prickly pear-ish notes in mid palate. Not really chomping at the bit to re-try.

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