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Rezpiral Mexicanito – Abel Martinez

Rezpiral Mexicanito from mezcalero Abel Martinez is produced in the community of Santo Domingo Albarradas, Oaxaca.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$$
Brand:Rezpiral
Mezcalero:Abel Martinez
Maguey:Mexicanito
Agave:Rhodacantha
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santo Domingo Albarradas
ABV: 48%
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About this destilado de agave

Rezpiral Mexicanito from mezcalero Abel Martinez is produced in the community of Santo Domingo Albarradas, Oaxaca. Maguey Mexicanito is a smaller version of the more widely used maguey Mexicano. The plants were caponed and left to mature for more than a year before harvesting. They were roasted in volcanic pit ovens for over a week before being double distilled on small copper pots.

K&L Wine Merchants released a special batch pick of this mezcal in late 2023.

Rezpiral

Rezpiral brings selections of high-quality traditional small-batch (non-certified) Mezcals into a handful of places in the USA. At the core of the project is the embrace of an ethos that aims to respect and support the multi-generational knowledge, independence, flavors, lands, and ways of each mezcalero family.

Rezpiral’s small scale allows for the advocacy of diversity on different levels, from supporting the autonomy of producers & their continued production of artisanal mezcals to the preservation of local land control. Rezpiral actively supports master artisan’s proactive planting and management of agave; recollecting and incubating seeds, transplanting and farming diverse species of endemic agave in sustainable ways. Rezpiral directs 10% of earnings back into supporting artisans farming.

Rezpiral has a regional greenhouse to support independent small scale mezcaleros in cultivating and reforesting their lands with local endangered wild agave varietals. They also are highly focused on a cultural and conservation residency program.

Member rating

3.75 out of 5

2 reviews

Ben P

Ben P

97 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 hours ago

ABV: 51%

Nose: barnyard hay, a bit of yogurt, corn kernels, pine, as it sits I get some melon

Palate and Finish: soft melon, lime, white pepper, vanilla yogurt, sweet corn, honeydew. Finish is soft minerality, white pepper.

Really good. Not what I expect from Mexicano.

Jam

Jam

143 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

51% abv, series #7

Review #134: Nose is spearmint, sunscreen, fresh linen, pine, lime, leather, medicinal cherry, oregano, rosemary, and old motor oil.
Palate is pine, lime, spearmint, roasted herbs, leather, campfire, and old rubber.

This one took a while in the glass to grow on me. It’s on the citrus side with a bit of dirty brashness to it. It has a moderate smokiness but it isnt overwhelming, more just an accent to everything like the herbs and earth. A touch of a lactic element like sunscreen and the oil and rubber are weird but also interesting. It really opens up especially on the nose the more time you give it.

51% abv, series #7
Review #134: Nose is spearmint, sunscreen, fresh linen, pine, lime, leather, medicinal cherry, oregano, rosemary, and old motor oil.
Palate is pine, lime, spearmint, roasted herbs, leather, campfire, and old rubber.
This one took a while in the glass to grow on me. It’s on the citrus side with a bit of dirty brashness to it. It has a moderate smokiness but it isnt overwhelming, more just an accent to everything like the herbs and earth. A touch of a lactic element like s

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