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Pierde Almas Tepextate

Pierde Almas Tepextate has an ABV of 55%, which is the highest allowed in Mexico. This Mezcal is very complex with flavors of chocolate and bananas.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Pierde Almas Mezcal
Mezcalero:Gregorio Velasco, Rodolfo Hernandez
Agave:Tepeztate
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Juan del Rio, San Luis del Rio
ABV: 55%
Age of plant: 25 years
Website: www.pierdealmas.com
About this mezcal

Pierde Almas Tepextate is made by Maestros Mezcaleros, Gregorio Velasco and Rodolfo Hernandez. This Mezcal is made fromade 100% wild agave Tepextate, which takes up to 25 years to mature. The ABV of 55% is the highest allowed in Mexico. This Mezcal is extraordinarily complex with flavors of chocolate, bananas and pumpkin pie. There is a long viscous finish that is driven by high alcohol content.

Pierde Almas Mezcal

Behind each bottle of Pierde Almas is a time-honored recipe kept alive with painstaking care by the family patriarch in each successive generation. Their labels are hand-printed on 100% acid-free, handmade paper derived from fibers that are indigenous to the region and have been in use since pre-Columbian times. With their Wild Agave Reforestation Program, they are actively engaged in the re-forestation of wild species of Agave in those areas where their populations have been depleted. Pierde Almas begins each rainy season by inviting bartenders, chefs, restauranteurs, and journalists to join them for their annual wild Tobalá planting. Due to the artisinal nature of their mezcal, the ABV of each lot may vary slightly.

In May 2018, British multinational alcoholic beverages company Diageo purchased Pierde Almas Mezcal.

3 reviews

3.7 of out 5 stars


Joseph on Jul 17, 2018

18 reviews

  • Overall:

Bright, green, and fruity. Though it has some vegetal & herbal qualities, the sweetness seems to bring some other flavors into the foreground that are less typically associated with Tepextate. I’m getting some raisins, bananas and a hint of caramel. It has the viscosity and sweetness of a 55% mezcal, but it tastes much softer than that to me. Quite good!

Jonny on Jun 16, 2017

275 reviews

  • Overall:

Lote 01-TXSJR at 55% ABV. This has some really nice peppery aromas that carry a hint of lemon zest. It’s pretty mellow considering that it’s such a high ABV, and it’s very fruity for a Tepextate. Tasting notes include fresh orange and banana. It’s also very leafy and green in flavor. Hot but delicious.

Tyler on Jun 2, 2017

249 reviews

  • Overall:

Finally tried this at Sabina Sabe in Oaxaca City. This tepextate is light and herbal. Notes of roasted green pepper spice but the flavors expire quickly. The finish is a bit dry. I had really hyped this one up before trying it and was let down. Good but not great. Lot 2 SLR

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