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Montelobos Pechuga

Jul 9, 2023

Really happy with this one for so many reasons!
orange juice, creamsicle, apple cider, cinnamon, vanilla, orange marmalade, pine nut, toasted macadamia, and maybe a bit of coconut. Definitely a dessert style, that i’ll be sharing at thanksgiving this year

But the most important thing about this bottle?
It is at the moment, and likely forever, the only kosher pechuga on the market. The fact that someone would go out of their way to source kosher turkey breast & get a certification is amazing. Bravo Montelobos!

Maguey Melate Cenizo – Daniela Guzman Avila

May 30, 2023

Last nights pour, forgot to take good notes but really loved this one. Perfect nightcap after a night of tasting at nightmoves.

Maguey Melate Pelón Verde – Sergio Martinez Rodriguez

May 7, 2023

Dessert Mezcal. Super vanilla, after dinner mint, gummy oranges, marshmallow. After a few not at all sweet bottles earlier tonight, this one was a surprise!

Pierde Almas Mezcal de Conejo

May 5, 2023

Picked this up at an auction for basically free because it had a relatively low fill (High shoulder). Didn’t realize this is currently only available for $400+!!! insane.
2014 vintage
Smooth and oily texture, nose is anise, potpourri, dried flowers, crushed stone.
taste is mainly anise! surprised that they have such consistency year over year. the High ABV (51.2%) doesn’t show. anise, stone, birch. For the $30 I paid, a wonderful bottle. for $400? Probably not

Maguey Melate Puntas de Salmiana – Pedro Valdes

Feb 13, 2023

Spicyyyyy. Jalapeño & habanero, slate and limestone, limes, seaweed, oysters, briney. Lots going on and very delicious. high proof, so it’s a sipper, but I wonder if Mezcal works like whisky when adding drops of water? if anyone knows lemme know! will try next time

Maguey Melate Lamparillo – Gilberto Roldán

Feb 12, 2023

WOAH what on earth!! smells like parmesan, black pepper, pecorino. aka this is cacao e pepe, tastes like melted ice cream in a cigar box. Cooked greens, sassafras, cream soda, vanilla, pecan pie. Every sip you take theres something new. I personally don’t love this – but the quality is undeniable.

Maguey Melate Mexicano – Fortunato Hernandez

Feb 12, 2023

Another wonderful one from MM. Well steeped black tea (all flavor, no bitterness). essence of mango, dried grass, cinnamon quills. a teeny bit leathery, a wonderful sipper

Four months since last trying it, and I can’t believe how much I love it. Putting it to the special shelf, its truly true delicious

Maguey Melate Pichomel – Noel Negrellos Ortega

Feb 12, 2023

First sniff – didn’t love it. That new car/tennis can smell just came off as chemicals to me in not a great way. But that quickly faded away. taste is sweet and slightly grassy with a tropical backbone of breadfruit and custard apple. various woods and tree branches (from the southern hemisphere/warm places) LOADS of vanilla and cream. I started thinking this would sit on the shelf – but I think this will be reached for far more often.

Maguey Melate Jabali – Ildefonso Macedas Ginez

Sep 12, 2022

Raw potatoes, haruki turnips, freshly cut timber, lardo, butter crackers.
There’s something special yet easy going with this one.

More high proof mezcal. WOW. and the mouth feel is off the charts good!

Madre Espadin – Cuishe

Sep 7, 2022

Lot BT-35
Quite good and classic, especially for the availability. Vanilla, classic green notes, a distant pineapple

Maguey Melate Jabali – German Manzano Martínez

Aug 31, 2022

A sour little thing! and leaves you with a “bubbly”/numbed tongue. Jabali may do that. color: pale yellow. dark for a non aged non pechuga. dried grasses & hay, a bowl of sharp green citrus (calamansi, lime). cedar trees after a rain. your friend holding a bundle of mint and tarragon next to you. The last part of the review is all after you get past the feel: Jabali feels diff than other mezcal and reacts to me differently.. This is the 46% variety, sad i didn’t try the 50+, i strongly believe agave shows best at higher strengths

Del Maguey VIDA Clásico

Aug 31, 2022

Fruity smoke, harsher than usual burn. Good for what it is on every level! friend gifted a bottle and i’m a-ok with having it around

Maguey Melate Papalometl Pechuga – Martinez

Jan 20, 2022

Wild nose; fruit platter all the way. strawberries, raspberries, underripe melon…possibly just kiwi with a splash of citrus??
palate is all cardamom pods, kiwi, slate. I think i’m a little underwhelmed because this reminds me of a Scandinavian cardamom bun…but then fall a little short.
siting with it, wild how much cardamom comes through. ends up actually lingering. Cardamom and refit lime, even the numbing of timur pepper going on. this is a 3.5-4, but I’ll give it a 4 since some moments of intense cardamom are 5 level flavor extractions.

Maguey Melate Cucharillo – Agustin Guendulain Maya

Oct 30, 2021

apples, kippers, fennel, cut grass, slate. I like this one! reviews were getting me worried, but this is doing it just fine for me. very happy that Maguey is wiling to bottle up all these fun non mezcals as of late

Maguey Melate Tobasiche / Barril – Gregorio Hernandez

Sep 30, 2021

yuppppp. I’ve said it before and will say it again. High proof agave is where its at. everything is made heavy. heavy white flower, heavy vanilla rugalach, heavy petrichor. some chocolate, maybe some cinnamon. sweet and condensed. Yes, its hotter than most. but man this is a tasty one.

Maguey Melate Tepextate / Cuixe – Flavio Cesar

Aug 23, 2021

Salty smoke, watermelon/dragon fruit/other water based flavored fruits lol.
a bit of a freshly painted room.
Also insanely grassy and green on the nose. not enjoying this one

Maguey Melate Coyote – Victor & Emanuel Ramos

Aug 5, 2021

From the taster.
golden raisins, sweet herbs, slate. at first I was confused at all the folks saying cigar…but I actually have one at home for the first time in who knows how long. And spot on! an unlit one of course. Marrs orange peel.

Mal Bien Jabali

Jul 22, 2021

This is oh so warm, and very up my alley. green mangoes, fennel seed, sugar cane, cumin, clove. I’m not picking up much on the nose. overall enjoyable and something I wish I had a bit more of

Mal Bien Madrecuixe / Bicuixe / Tepextate

Jul 22, 2021

I agree with many of the notes here around “clean”…dryer sheets (amazing call), laundry, fabric softener, etc. but its leaning a bit too clean vibed for me. Good, but not something I’ll reach for again.

Mal Bien Mexicano Verde – Cortes

Jul 21, 2021

Batch 1118AC from a Drammers tasting set.
Insane all around. Arak meets cucumbers meets green flowers meets…soemthing sweet and barrel aged.
aniseed, lavender, black pepper, pickled peppercorns, tamarind, candied lime peel. Oyster??? there’s a teeny bit of seafood. But I think I’m trying to find too much; just let it be known that this is delicious.

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