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NETA Tepextate – Gilberto Aquino Garcia

NETA Tepextate from mezcalero Gilberto Aquino Garcia was produced in Logoche, Miahuatlán.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:NETA
Mezcalero:Gilberto Aquino Garcia
Maguey:Tepeztate
Agave:Marmorata
Grind:Hand, Shredder
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Miahuatlán
ABV: ~48%
Website: https://netaspirits.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

NETA Tepextate from mezcalero Gilberto Aquino Garcia was produced in Logoche, Miahuatlán. After harvesting, the agaves rest for three days before being cooked for 12 days in an underground conical oven. The cooked maguey is rested for four days before being milled with machetes and a shredder. The milled plants dry ferment for 48 hours before water is added and natural fermentation continues. Finally, it is double distilled in copper stills. The spirit is composed of heads, hearts, and tails.

For the May 2021 batch, he obtained 30 piñas of guía and capón Tepextate through his wife ́s family outside of the village of El Palmar, located to the northeast of Logoche. The May 2021 batch was selected by Astor Wines & Spirits for an exclusive release of 162 bottles.

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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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Member rating

4.17 out of 5

3 reviews

mt_rainyer

mt_rainyer

43 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars10 months ago

TPXGLA2106 – Astor
This is interesting and hard to describe, reminds me somewhat of the Aniceto García Tep release though that is more complex. Spectacular nose of sweet lawn mower grass clippings, jasmine, winter green mint, lavender, and stone fruit (peach?). When taking a sip, it is an easy water-like drink until a slight hint of smoke on the finish. The flavors themselves have the grassiness recedes somewhat ceding to the jasminey, minty flavor, minerally flavor. There are also hints of overripe bell pepper, and perhaps a touch of fermentation. The flavor dies out relatively quickly into that slight hint of smoke, not a long finish at all. Kind of like an abrupt sentence.
4.25 stars, rounded up here because the nose is nothing like I’ve smelled before

TPXGLA2106 – Astor
This is interesting and hard to describe, reminds me somewhat of the Aniceto García Tep release though that is more complex. Spectacular nose of sweet lawn mower grass clippings, jasmine, winter green mint, lavender, and stone fruit (peach?). When taking a sip, it is an easy water-like drink until a slight hint of smoke on the finish. The flavors themselves have the grassiness recedes somewhat ceding to the jasminey, minty flavor, minerally flavor. There are also hints

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Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Nose: Pecan pie. Pickled jalapeno. Fresh scallions. Cheesecake base.

Palate: Celery sticks. Breaded mozzarella. Chocolate chip cookie. A lasting peppermint heat in the finish. Ashy aftertaste. A lot going on here but it all just works. A great vegetal and sweet combination of flavors here, very nice!

cagliostro

cagliostro

32 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Astor Pick (47.9%) TPXGLA2105

nose: brown butter, peaches, graham cracker, peach cobbler, roasted pecans

palate: peach syrup, bell pepper, cinnamon, limestone, marzipan

this fella is real tasty but the nose is simply out of this world. 8-.

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