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NETA Madrecuixe, Espadín, and Jabalín – Primitivo Vasquez

NETA Madrecuixe, Espadín, and Jabalín from Primitivo Vasquez was produced in Logoche, Miahuatlán, Oaxaca.

Rating: (1 review)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:NETA
Mezcalero:Primitivo Vásquez
Maguey:Espadin, Jabali, Madrecuishe
Agave:Angustifolia, Convallis, Karwinskii
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble
Town:Miahuatlán
Batch size: ENSPMV2010: 144 botles
Release year: 2021
Website: https://netaspirits.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

NETA Madrecuixe, Espadín, and Jabalín from Primitivo Vasquez was made with both Espadín and Jabalín that were harvested just five days before being roasted, and Madrecuixe that rested in the sun for 27 days before cooking. Extended resting periods for Agave karwinskii can allow for a better breakdown of long cellulose chains that permit a more efficient conversion and extraction of sugars. The end result is a larger yield. Madrecuixe and Espadín were included in this blend in order to tamper the foamy saponins of Jabalín that can complicate the fermentation and distillation processes.

NETA

NETA is a colloquial word in Mexico that translates to “the real deal” or “the truth”. Since 2012, the brand has worked closely with several small, family producers and a cooperative of twelve palenqueros from the southern valleys and hills of Miahuatlán, Oaxaca. The region has preserved its reputation for producing some of the finest mezcales and agave spirits anywhere in Mexico. The team behind NETA presents a carefully curated selection of extraordinary spirits that would otherwise never be found outside of its place of origin.

A note about NETA labels: The total bottle count written on the front label might be less than the total batch size. Batches may be split between Mexico, Europe, and the US; the handwritten bottle count represents the number of bottles imported into a particular country.

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1 review

4.5 out of 5

peter-campora

peter-campora

15 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars4 weeks ago

47.3% ABV. Lot ENSPMV2010

Nose: Vanilla. Kind of like an orange cream soda. Really lovely nose.A touch of that kimchi I sometimes find with Miahuatlan jabali.

Palate: Wow bright and fruity. Big orange notes with a bit of lemon.A bit of underripe pineapple and perhaps some canteloupe.Some salinity. That kimchi is there too. Just this nice combination of these yellow/orange fruit and a bit of saltiness. Decent mouthfeel.

Finish: Spice on the finish. A bit like cayenne. Fun transition. The salinity and minerality is on full display. Medium-long to long length.

Overall: Wow this is stellar. I feel like a lot of these older CA exclusive Pueblo de Sabor batches are just bangers. I’ve only had one of these batches I didn’t like and several were great. Mouthfeel is one of the few areas this could be better. The only drawback is that though all aspects of the profile are great, they don’t feel completely cohesive at times. This profile agrees with me. I think I might acquire a bottle.

47.3% ABV. Lot ENSPMV2010
Nose: Vanilla. Kind of like an orange cream soda. Really lovely nose.A touch of that kimchi I sometimes find with Miahuatlan jabali.
Palate: Wow bright and fruity. Big orange notes with a bit of lemon.A bit of underripe pineapple and perhaps some canteloupe.Some salinity. That kimchi is there too. Just this nice combination of these yellow/orange fruit and a bit of saltiness. Decent mouthfeel.
Finish: Spice on the finish. A bit like cayenne. Fun transition. The salinity

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