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NETA Madrecuixe, Jabalín, Bicuixe – Miguel García Jarquín

NETA Madrecuixe, Jabalín, Bicuixe from Miguel García Jarquín was a limited run that was released in the Fall/Winter of 2020.

Rating: (1 review)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:NETA
Mezcalero:Miguel García Jarquín
Maguey:Bicuishe, Jabali, Madrecuishe
Agave:Convallis, Karwinskii
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:Miahuatlán
ABV: 50.7%
Batch size: Batch ENSMGS1911: 71 Bottles
Release year: 2020
Website: https://netaspirits.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

NETA Madrecuixe, Jabalín, Bicuixe from Miguel García Jarquín was predominately composed of Madrecuixe and Jabalín harvested from family land in a neighboring community. This field blend was made with a mix of wild magueyes that were cooked together, and co-fermented before distillation. The crafting of ensambles forms part of a long-standing regional practice that reveals the complex flavors of the local landscape. While Jabalín is a maguey common to the Miahuatlán landscape, it was never used in mezcal production until recent years.

Miguel García Jarquín is a young multi-generational mezcal producer and is also the son in law of the producers Hermogenes Vásquez and Paula Aquino Sánchez. After marrying their daughter Felicitas, he made this first batch on their palenque. The proceeds from selling this batch was to be used for the baptism of he and Felicitas’ newborn daughter. We we able to purchase half of this batch while the rest was sold locally to friends of the family. Not only is this a remarkable spirit, but we feel it important to promote field blends, or ensambles, as they represent the most traditional type of agave spirit and are inherently more sustainable in their production.

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

5 out of 5

RyeAmLegend

RyeAmLegend

32 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago

The nose starts innocently enough. It’s subdued with a wild wisp from the Jabalín every so often. Raw vegetables – potato, yam, baby corn, sweet peas, and eggplant. Savory nose of glazed honey ham with herb and chili butter-basted mushrooms. Fragrant, fresh floral aromas that present themselves like a herb and flower garden. Honeysuckle sweet, green vegetation.

The first comment I want to make about the palate is the decadent texture of this mezcal. It’s rich and clings to your tongue with the flavors enveloping your palate. Stir-fry vegetables, steamed in bamboo. Herb garden – cilantro, chive, parsley, oregano, and a slight touch of dill. There’s a wonderful light wood flavor that I’m discounting a bit. It harmonizes so well with the farmers’ market produce stand flavors. There is a mild sweetness that builds up on the sides of the tongue of honey and agave syrup. It was subtle but you can really notice it with your subsequent sips.

Sublime finish. Simply perfect. Lingers for a long while with a flawless balance of herbs, wood, and vegetables. Vegetable curry. Eggplant, onion jam, stewed ratatouille. Soy, ginger, sesame oil, mirin, and a mild Toban Djan sauce. Some tart and fragrant apple cider vinegar note brings brightness and acidity. Bitter green salad flavors build at the back of the palate of raw radishes and dandelion greens. Finally, a fruity, sweet corn flavor sticks to the sides of your cheeks.

The nose starts innocently enough. It’s subdued with a wild wisp from the Jabalín every so often. Raw vegetables – potato, yam, baby corn, sweet peas, and eggplant. Savory nose of glazed honey ham with herb and chili butter-basted mushrooms. Fragrant, fresh floral aromas that present themselves like a herb and flower garden. Honeysuckle sweet, green vegetation.
The first comment I want to make about the palate is the decadent texture of this mezcal. It’s rich and clings to your tongue wi

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