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Siembra Metl Quiote – Jorge Perez

Siembra Metl Quiote from Jorge Perez is made with maguey Alto and the addition of lemongrass during distillation.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$$
Brand:Siembra Metl Mezcal
Mezcalero:Jorge Perez
Maguey:Alto
Agave:Inaequidens
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Michoacán
Town:Rio de Parras
ABV: 46%
Batch size: Lot 1: 170 liters
Website: http://www.siembrametl.com/, opens in new window
About this destilado de agave

Siembra Metl Quiote from Jorge Perez is made with Alto maguey, however, it’s not your standard Alto production, where the entire giant piña is used (and still only yields about six liters). This spirit was made using the quiote and mezonte of the agaves. The producer let the agaves reach maturity so deeply that they began to surge their starches to the center of the plant, and then up the growing quiote stalk. Letting the quiote begin to sprout centralizes those starches in the heart of the piña, called the mezonte, and the bottom half of the quiote stalk. This expression features those parts of the mature plant and the unique aromas and flavors that only those sections can provide. Jorge’s production is generally lactic, and this spirit is distilled with lemongrass inside the still. The inclusion of lemongrass adds a citric and herbaceous counterpoint to his lactic style, but it’s a distinctly “Jorge” spirit.

Siembra Metl Mezcal

Siembra Metl Don Mateo is mostly produced by Emilio Vieyra in Pino Bonito, Michoacán. Emilio’s distilling practices go back 5 generations. The Vieyra family cultivates their agaves and produces their spirit between the Rio Balsas basin and the Eje Neo-volcanico de la Sierra Madre del Sur. The fields are at an average of 7,500 ft and the Vinata where the spirit is roasted, macerated, fermented, and distilled sits at 7,000 ft. Check your bottle for details as they tend to vary slightly from batch to batch. The Siembra Metl brand also features some rare special edition releases from other producers, and they bottle tequila under the renowned Siembra Azul and Siembra Valles labels.

6 reviews

4.67 out of 5


Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

291 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Nose – Lemongrass. A tiny bit of bleu cheese.

Palate – Very nice lemon candy sweetness and funky in the first sip. It really grabs your attention. Big flavors all the way to the finish where the quality smoke hits the stage. A note that gets me in the aftertaste is a Panna Cotta dessert. Great stuff!!!!

SoloAgave

SoloAgave

84 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Had this at Mezcaloteca (branded differently but October 2019 batch). I love his regular Alto/Inaequidens under the Mezonte brand so this was a nice treat with an added layer of complexity with the lemongrass. Sweet, woody, citrusy, grapes, and a nice drying impact on the finish. Made me want to go back for more – although the group I was with wasn’t as enthusiastic so this may be for the more adventurous agave enthusiasts.

Justin.Anderson3

Justin.Anderson3

14 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Amazing flavors. There is so much going on with this . The lemongrass on the finish is the best part. If you smoke cigarettes it’s almost that menthol taste which I love.

Jonny

Jonny

533 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Lot 1. Citrusy aromas, with more notes of patchouli, lemons, and sweet spearmint. The palate is BOOMING with flavor. This one really transports me. On first sip, I’m suddenly back in Clarinet lessons as a 3rd grader. Maybe it’s the woodiness plus the lemon, that matches a freshly cleaned reed? Not sure. Woodwinds aside, this has more notes of fresh lemons, sage, green tea, guava, and red grapes. This is absolutely phenomenal if you can find a sip.

Brian.Francis

Brian.Francis

6 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Lot 1.Full of Agave flavor.Lemongrass adds zest.At 92% has just the right edge.Tasty stuff.

Rakhal

Rakhal

317 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

Lot 1. I don’t think that I’ve ever described a Mezcal as “crushable” before, until now. This is dangerously drinkable. I’m blowing through the bottle I bought, which is really unfortunate because it doesn’t come cheap. It starts off with all those wonderful flavors that I associate with Agave Inaequidens but can never quite describe to my satisfaction. New leather, sandalwood, jasmine, lemons, limes, cantaloupe, guava, and spearmint, then I swallow and BOOM!!! An explosion of lemongrass that is beautiful and absolutely delicious!! I’m not sure what the quiote technique added to this but I definitely want to try the one without lemon grass to see if I can tell. If you can afford this one, buy it.

Lot 1. I don’t think that I’ve ever described a Mezcal as “crushable” before, until now. This is dangerously drinkable. I’m blowing through the bottle I bought, which is really unfortunate because it doesn’t come cheap. It starts off with all those wonderful flavors that I associate with Agave Inaequidens but can never quite describe to my satisfaction. New leather, sandalwood, jasmine, lemons, limes, cantaloupe, guava, and spearmint, then I swallow and BOOM!!! An explosion of lemong

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