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Marca Negra Tepeztate

Marca Negra Tepeztate is produced in limited quantities due to the scarcity of the agave Tepeztate, which takes between 20-30 years to reach maturity.

Rating: (12 reviews)
Brand:Marca Negra Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O72X
Mezcalero:Jorge Mendez
Maguey:Tepeztate
Agave:Marmorata
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Luis del Rio
ABV: 47%-48%
Age of plant: 20-30 years
About this mezcal

Marca Negra Tepeztate is produced in limited quantities due to the scarcity of the agave Tepeztate. This mezcal is made by Jorge Mendez in San Luis del Rio, Oaxaca using the agave Tepeztate that take between 20-30 years to mature. This has an intense minerality with notes of spicy green peppers, chives, and peat.

Marca Negra Mezcal

Mezcal Marca Negra is made for all who wish to explore and embrace the ancient traditions of true mezcal. The handprint on the bottle represents the tireless work of the master distillers and the ancient knowledge that marks each and every batch. Marca Negra seeks the purest and most diverse expressions of this fantastic spirit, wherever they made be found. Due to limited batch production, the product line changes constantly. New mezcal varieties are created while others cease to exist. Mezcal Marca Negra is 48% ABV or higher because the mezcal is bottled at the alcohol level preferred by the maestro mezcaleros. Check your bottles for details about each specific batch.

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12 reviews

3.54 out of 5


betweentwotobalas

betweentwotobalas

9 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 month ago

Batch XJM03-19. Bottle 14/230. 50% ABV.

Looks like recent batches, this one included, have improved on earlier expressions. On the nose, ripe fruits, mint and raisin butter tarts. On the palate, caramelized sugar (the brittle top on a crème brûlée) sourdough bread and a drop of white balsamic. The finish has a floral aspect (more like a perfume) with black pepper and a lingering algae funk. Jorge Mendez adds a splash of petrol and fresh inner tube to this tasty brew.

Jonathan Lockwood

Jonathan Lockwood

6 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars4 months ago

A friend bought a small bottle of this last night at a local place. The grado was 50.5. It was beautiful. Classic Tepextate flavor with plenty of “pop” from the grado. I could make a shot of this last an hour, taking only tiny besitos and really savoring it.

Gregg T&T

Gregg T&T

100 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Batch XJM22-17 662/1120 bottled at 49% An Absolute star. Floral notes of geraniums on the nose and eucalyptus. In the mouth: leather notes, anise and citrus peel. An interesting and completely enjoyable expression of Tep.

edgy4sure

edgy4sure

37 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars12 months ago

hot and heavy – this is the real deal, buy and enjoy. you simply cannot go wrong with Marca Negra

Ambros

Ambros

8 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

51.3 abv.
Aroma: smokey, mature fruits, pear, pineapple and pepper.
Mouth, less smokey. Banana, mineral, earthy, licorice. Nice long dry finish.
I really enjoyed it.

Wanderingspider

Wanderingspider

46 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Didn’t get a chance to look at the bottle for year or batch number. On the nose pretty standard. Notes of ethanol charred poblano and a bit on the floral side.
The palate is not overly exciting but clean and relatively balanced. Finishes with a good length and tingle.

stepusin

stepusin

19 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars3 years ago

smell is mild, slight sweetness, almost a little earthy (or like vegetables). flavor doesn’t have much smokiness or pepperiness of most mezcals. has a slight sweetness but is harsh in flavor and not my favorite.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

298 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Not for me. Funky, insane herbs and veggies, and a strange aroma i cant place

Tyler

Tyler

503 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 years ago

This is a really nice Tep that has mellowed out in the glass. There are some big fruity flavors of black currant and cherry here along with pepper and licorice. This Tep is a bit ‘dark’ but enjoyable. 47.3% ABV. Batch MJ04-15, 494/600.

razorbackmike

razorbackmike

126 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

good fruit on the nose and taste buds.no smoke(or very little).strong alcohol but not too strong.fuit cocktail and spice.finish is quick.sweet and fat flavor.del magueys version of this agave is wonderful but this one is good.

Jonny

Jonny

528 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Batch number is hard to read: I1J04-1g? This mezcal is very balanced and flavorful. It’s a bit hot like the Tobala that is made from this same mezcalero. This is a bit odd as the Tepeztate is only 47.3%. The notes are sweet and full. I prefer the Don Beto releases from Marca Negra, but this one is also good.

marco

marco

14 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

(can’t read batch #/ bottle 402/600)
AROMA: attractive fresh clean sweet aromas. no sign of smoke. piquant exotic nose blossom to guava & strawberry. pear. peach. pineapple.
PALATE: alcohol seems to emerge midway and expands firmly to finish, expanding the structure broadly on the palate nicely.
firm, focused core. solid & compact. taut. restrained exchange of minerals around the edge with long earthy adobe brick.
sophisticated gunpowdery dry finish.

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