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Tosba Tepextate

Tosba Tepextate is made with agave Tepextate that is grown among cultivated coffee trees, sugar cane, mango, and other fruit trees.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Brand:Tosba Mezcal
Mezcalero:Edgar Gonzalez
Town:San Cristobal Lachirioag
ABV: 47.8%
Age of plant: 20-25 years
Website: http://mezcaltosba.com
About this mezcal

Tosba Tepextate is made with wild agave Tepextate in the tiny town of San Cristóbal Lachirioag, Oaxaca. The Sierra Juárez mountains that surround the town make a perfect climate and terrain for agave Tepextate, which prefer to grow on the sides of steep slopes and on the sides of cliffs. This mezcal may taste slightly different from other mezcal made with agave Tepextate because the agave are grown among coffee, mango, wild fruit trees and sugar cane. During the 20-25 years that it takes for the Tepextate to mature, they pick up the terroir of these other elements growing near them. The ABV of each batch may vary slightly.

Tosba Mezcal

Mezcal Tosba is a microbusiness founded by two cousins from San Cristóbal Lachirioag, Oaxaca México. As migrants living in Silicon Valley, CA in 1999, they were inspired and influenced by the entreprenurialism that surrounded them. Concerned by the increasing migration from their home region of Cajonos-Villa Alta in the Sierra Juárez mountains, they decided to form a business that would rescue the disappearing mezcal production and bring economic opportunity to the area. Mezcal Tosba is created by using traditional, and what is now called sustainable, agricultural methods of harvesting and distillation passed down by generations of farmers and mezcaleros from the region of Cajonos-Villa Alta of the Sierra Juárez in the state of Oaxaca, México.

6 reviews

4.7 of out 5 stars

1 week ago

One of my favorites from yesterday. Happily finished the bottle off at Todos Santos.

Lot 18 – Bottle 16. Just a touch of funk in the nose, and some pepper in the taste. Apparently fermented downwind from a mango tree and i like to think that impacts the taste, and i need to try more from Tosba.



33 reviews
2 weeks ago

WOW! Every now and then, you have that reaction, and this one does it for me. As of now, it’s one my all-time favorites. There’s a ton of spicy vegetalness and lots of complexity. Has that typical tepe greenness, but with a nice layer of pepper, jalapeno to go with it. I have a hard time putting my finger on other notes, but that’s one reason I like this one some much. Beyond description for me.



109 reviews
5 months ago

4.5/5 really. Earthy, garden fresh nose. Palate is full of produce section veggies, minerality, and oil. Finish is long with a decent alcohol burn. A little too “veggie” for my tastes, but still a well-crafted mezcal



6 reviews
7 months ago

Rather stunning.
Alluring pure agave nose, then the pepper and dark cherry,
Rather viscous and sweet mouthfeel.

Absolutely worth a try if you see it



291 reviews
1 year ago

You don’t see this one anywhere and I’m tempted to buy as much as possible for myself. This is a unique and delicious tepextate. On the nose, there is a bouquet of fresh chili peppers. The texture is a bit viscous on the palate. There is a subtle wild funk quality to this tepextate that tastes unrefined yet irresistible. There are notes of black cherry, port, toffee, and raw green tea. It is a dark and brooding tepextate and one of my new favorites. Lot 18, Bottle 13.



314 reviews
2 years ago

Lot 18. Green on the nose. Very bright crisp aromas of green peppers and bell peppers. Lots of pepper on the nose. The taste is much different. Slightly charred taste that is much darker with notes of dark cherry, ripe plum, and and juicy, dark mango. I like this a lot but it’s a bit surprising. The nose and palate take you in completely opposite directions. Super interesting mezcal.

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