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Rey Campero Tepextate + Cuishe + Espadin

Rey Campero Tepextate + Cuishe + Espadin is a special release from Rey Campero and Romulo Sanchez Parada.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Rey Campero Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O185X
Mezcalero:Romulo Sanchez Parada
Agave:Cuishe, Espadin, Tepeztate
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:Candelaria Yegole
ABV: 51.5%
Release year: 2018
Website: http://www.mezcalreycampero.com/
About this mezcal

Rey Campero Tepextate + Cuishe + Espadin is the first of what will likely be a series of several “field blends” from maestro mezcalero Romulo Sanchez Parada. The concept of the field blend is that the mezcalero uses whatever agave is ready, rather than waiting for a large amount of a single varietal to make a batch of mezcal. This practice is more in line with how mezcal has historically been produced in many regions, and it allows the mezcaleros, like Romulo, to create some very interesting Ensambles.

Rey Campero Mezcal

Rey Campero represents the culture, tradition and art of Candelaria Yegolé, a small town in the Southern Highlands of Oaxaca, with a fertile ground on its slopes and canyons. It represents a people dedicated to the production of artisanal Mezcal, so one of its principles is to help producers of maguey, by creating job opportunities, but especially in finding markets for the best Mezcal. Rey Campero, means "King of the Countryside" and it was founded by the maestro mezcalero Romulo Sanchez Parada. Romulo learned how to make mezcal from his father, and he worked in the palenque until age 20. He lived and worked for several years in North Carolina while in his 20s before returning to Oaxaca in 2003. Each lot may vary slightly, so check your bottle for specific details about ABV.

3 reviews

4 of out 5 stars


Tyler on Oct 26, 2018

245 reviews

  • Overall:

Bubblegum on the nose. Lots of candied lime, grape juice, and sour patch kids. Well balanced. I’m enjoying the recent ensambles from Romulo. Sept. 2017 batch.

COak on Oct 21, 2018

46 reviews

  • Overall:

Lot DS001-ECT from Sept 2017. Bottle 48/1858.
I had been hearing about the field blends from Rey Campero and was excited to try this. It’s sour on the nose. It is really balanced between the Tepeze, Espadin and cuishe taste. Has a little heat on it, as campero’s do. Very enjoyable.

Jonny on Oct 19, 2018

265 reviews

  • Overall:

Lot DS001-ECT from Sept 2017. Bottle 48/1858. Aromas of sour green apples and pineapple. The palate has notes of green spring vegetables and fresh green plants. There’s a bit of punch and pepper. I’m liking this a lot and excited to taste more field blends from Rey Campero.

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