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Xiaman Wild Tepextate & Espadin

Xiaman Wild Tepextate & Espadin is a small batch artesinal mezcal that is bottled in limited quantities of 500 bottles per batch.

Rating: (1 review)
Brand:Xiaman Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O494X
Mezcalero:Daniel Hernandez
Agave:Espadin, Tepeztate
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Tomás de Arriba
ABV: 44%
Website: https://xiamanmezcal.com/
About this mezcal

Xiaman Wild Tepextate & Espadin is an Ensamble of 50% wild agave Tepextate and 50% cultivated agave Espadin. The Tepextate used in this mezcal take about 25 to 30 years to properly mature, while the Espadín takes up to 8 years. The agave are cooked together in an underground pit oven, milled by tahona, fermented with open-air yeasts, and double-distilled in small copper stills.

Xiaman Mezcal

Xiaman Mezcal is crafted in the small region of San Tomás de Arriba, Oaxaca. The name Xiaman, refers to a mythical being who travels between heaven, the Earth, and the underworld. The project began when Austrian-born Hans-Peter Eder married his wife Adriana Alvarez. Together, they created Tequila Padre Azul, and then eventually came to find mezcal. They traveled through Oaxaca and found a producer making this Espadin-Tepextate Ensamble.

The bottle is designed by master artist Maurilio Rentería. Each bottle is hand-painted, labelled, and crowned with a stopper covered in chaquira beads in the shape of a jaguar head, by a group of Wixárica artisans. There is more than 13 hours of labor in every handcrafted bottle.

1 review

3.5 of out 5 stars


Tyler

Tyler

298 reviews
1 month ago

The bottle itself has a lot going on. The jaguar bead cap is amazing but the etched plant leafs (not agave) on the glass are odd. It is hard to not judge a book by the cover given the flashy bottle.. however, the mezcal is surprisingly decent. I would not have guessed it was 50/50 Espadin/Tepeztate because the agave Tepeztate flavors are a bit muted. There is a warm Espadin melody backed by a soft Tepeztate bass line. It is 44% ABV and very drinkable. There are notes of apple pie, cinnamon cream, and key lime pie – yes, desserts. Overall vibe is sweet and comforting. Lote X01. Bottle 006/500. 2019.

The bottle itself has a lot going on. The jaguar bead cap is amazing but the etched plant leafs (not agave) on the glass are odd. It is hard to not judge a book by the cover given the flashy bottle.. however, the mezcal is surprisingly decent. I would not have guessed it was 50/50 Espadin/Tepeztate because the agave Tepeztate flavors are a bit muted. There is a warm Espadin melody backed by a soft Tepeztate bass line. It is 44% ABV and very drinkable. There are notes of apple pie, cinnamon cream

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