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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: (7 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Isaac Garcia, Marta Garcia
Maguey:Tepeztate
Agave:Marmorata
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Lorenzo Albarradas
ABV: 45.7%
Age of plant: 20 years
Release year: 2018
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window
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.

7 reviews

3.29 out of 5


JDB

JDB

30 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Nose and flavor seem very light for a Tep which usually announce themselves straight away. Not displeasing though, still some mint, earth, and spice come through. I get a root vegetable flavor like a yam or sweet potato. Alongside Gregorio Garcia’s Tep, there is more sweetness, fewer vegetal notes, more floral aromas.

TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy

164 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Nose: Roasted, smoky tepextate. Pine smoke, roasted poblano, some touches of evergreen and watermelon. With time some green mango comes out with more watermelon, a little papaya, some lemongrass, avocado, and really gorgeous and floral peppers.

Palate: More centered on roasted peppers, a sweet floral and fruity entry going into that pepper body with ample lime juice without being too acidic, a little minerality / perhaps salt as well. The finish is a touch ashy and diffuse, but with good length. Sadly though, the flavors that linger aren’t nearly as pleasant as the entry and main body.

Thoughts: If the smoke was a little more controlled and the finish better, this could easily go down as an all time favorite tep.

Nose: Roasted, smoky tepextate. Pine smoke, roasted poblano, some touches of evergreen and watermelon. With time some green mango comes out with more watermelon, a little papaya, some lemongrass, avocado, and really gorgeous and floral peppers.
Palate: More centered on roasted peppers, a sweet floral and fruity entry going into that pepper body with ample lime juice without being too acidic, a little minerality / perhaps salt as well. The finish is a touch ashy and diffuse, but with good length.

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t8ke

t8ke

144 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars11 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

100 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

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

Rated 2 out of 5 stars1 year 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.

Rakhal

Rakhal

317 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

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

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

317 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars1 year 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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