Powered by 100% agave

Rey Campero Tepextate + Pulquero

Rey Campero Tepextate + Pulquero is a one-off field blend from maestro mezcalero Romulo Sanchez Parada in Candelaria Yegole, Oaxaca.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Cost:$$$
Brand:Rey Campero Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O185X
Mezcalero:Romulo Sanchez Parada
Maguey:Pulquero, Tepeztate
Agave:Atrovirens, Marmorata
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:Candelaria Yegole
ABV: 48%
Age of plant: 15-18 years
Release year: 2019
Website: https://www.mezcalreycampero.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Rey Campero Tepextate + Pulquero is a single batch of roughly 264 bottles. It was distilled in October 2017 and rested in glass for 30 months before being bottled. The maguey Tepextate (Agave Marmorata) and Pulquero (Agave Atrovirens) used in this mezcal became more mellowed and harmonious over this time resting. This is one of the first batches to come out of Oaxaca where maguey Pulquero has been assigned the name scientific name Atrovirens. The Tepextate in this region take approximately 18 years to mature and the Pulquero take about 15 years to mature. The agave were cooked together, milled together, fermented together, and then distilled in copper pot stills.

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

4.33 out of 5

TzotollineRaramuri

TzotollineRaramuri

75 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

Lote DS001TP; 2017 – Bottle 84/264.
?- clear
?- light warming impact.
Aromas of floral, linden, wool, clay, stone, violets, guava, quince, raw sugarcane, honeysuckle, apple, pear, aloe vera.
Adequate & complex production.
Average length and very fine character.
?- coating effect with warming and astringent highlights; sufficient smooth alcohol; medium-full body.
Primarily sweet & sour taste, with bitter highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of light tamarind, guava, quince, pepper, ginger, lemon & lime zest.
Concentrated flavor intensity, complex character, harmonious balance.
Pleasant and very long finish.
Excellent overall impression.

*It’s quite round, very pretty, and shows fine typicity and character with balance.

Learn more about organoleptic evaluation at the International Wine & Spirits Guild’s seminar in Fine Spirits,
or more on Agave Spirits certifications through the Agave Spirits Institute.

Lote DS001TP; 2017 – Bottle 84/264.
?- clear
?- light warming impact.
Aromas of floral, linden, wool, clay, stone, violets, guava, quince, raw sugarcane, honeysuckle, apple, pear, aloe vera.
Adequate & complex production.
Average length and very fine character.
?- coating effect with warming and astringent highlights; sufficient smooth alcohol; medium-full body.
Primarily sweet & sour taste, with bitter highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of light tamarind, guava, quince, peppe

Read more
stigibeu

stigibeu

33 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

I got the same notes as Jonny but I just like them more.

Jonny

Jonny

537 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lot DS001-TP from 2017. Peppery aromas. Jalapeños, bacon, and potatoes. Tastes almost exactly like it smells, maybe with a bit more green and black pepper. Heavy on the peppery Tepextate notes.

Review this bottle

Login or create an account to add your tasting notes

Back to top