Tres Papalote Wild Cupreata is most commonly known for its affiliation with Cheech (yes, that Cheech). Their mezcal is rich with a bit of sweet spice.
Tres Papalote Wild Cupreata
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About this mezcal
Tres Papalote Wild Cupreata Mezcal was previously available in three different expressions, which differed in alcohol content: 40% ABV, 46% ABV, and 50% ABV. Going forward the brand will be releasing this mezcal at 46% ABV. The choice of agave sets the brand apart as most other mezcals available at this price point use farm-grown maguey Espadin (Tres Papalote also has an maguey Espadin mezcal). The Cupreata provides a much different experience. Tres Papalote is sweet and savory with hints of medium smoke and a bit of spice. It’s great in cocktails and also for sipping neat.
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Tres Papalote Mezcal
Tres Papalote mezcal is most commonly known for it’s affiliation with Cheech Marin (of Cheech and Chong). Cheech is a partner in the brand and serves as Tres Papalote’s chief ambassador. The colorful image on the bottle is a selection from Cheech’s personal art collection. When it comes to mezcal, Cheech describes it best:
“Mezcal is like tequila but with tattoos and piercings” – Cheech
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Batch tp00215 46% Fresh tropical fruit and very ripe mango Aroma pours out of the bottle. Nice prickly heat goes up the nose and finishes with a little phenolic after flavor. Peppery aftertaste. This is delicious Mezcal for the price and better than a lot of bottles at twice the price.
Pretty great value for a wild cupreata, I found it to be a bit minerally (likely not a word)! It’s tangy, spicy peppery. I’d buy again if not for anything but for the value and it isa decent drink!
Zack Klamn512 reviews
Batch#: TP00115 (46%)
Nose: Hint of smoke. Peppermint. Grassy.
Palate: Incredible candy cane sugar pop! Papaya. More mint – with a hint of chocolate like an After Eight after-dinner mint. Mineral finish with white pepper heat.
So good! Especially in the mid-range pricing for mezcal.
This is a wonderful mezcal and a great value. I had the 40% ABV version. The nose is floral and fruity, with notes of pine resin. Rich and spicy on the palate. Tropical fruits with a hint of mint, and a lingering finish. A highly recommended cupreata. Batch # TP00316
This is hands down the best mezcal I’ve sipped… The notes are splendid on the palate, with & hint of citrus & spice… ?✨
46% version. This has strong scents of tropical fruit, sweet agave, and flower pollen. The taste is a bit spicy with notes of jalapeno, black pepper, and winter squash. I liked this a lot and it’s a great deal at the price.
my opinion is biased because i love cupreata but here it goes.i have had the 40% and 46%.they are both excellent.the 40% had a little more caramel but i favor the 46% slightly.the entry is kitchen clean with agave fruit but is fleeting before flavors of pine and mint take over mid-way.finish is also quick with copper and pepper.very full flavor.i have had cupreatas that were watery but this one is not.light but very good.like a feather weight with knockout power.the nose and taste is bright.excellent spirit and value!
my opinion is biased because i love cupreata but here it goes.i have had the 40% and 46%.they are both excellent.the 40% had a little more caramel but i favor the 46% slightly.the entry is kitchen clean with agave fruit but is fleeting before flavors of pine and mint take over mid-way.finish is also quick with copper and pepper.very full flavor.i have had cupreatas that were watery but this one is not.light but very good.like a feather weight with knockout power.the nose and taste is bright.exce