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5 Sentidos Jabali-Tobala

Jun 5, 2020

Funky. Lotta double bubble bubble gum, chamomile, lavender. I really dont get much Jabali, imo. I’d hit it again, but not really gonna seek this out, per se

Convite Ensamble Silvestre

May 29, 2020

Complex for sure, but all over the place… and not in a good way. Wood up front, followed by musty army surplus, then a left turn into bitter campari-like tones and rhubarb. Gonna need some time to digest this one, but for now, 3.5/5

Maguey Melate Cuixe – Gregorio Martinez Garcia

May 18, 2020

Summertime post-rain. Dusty country roads. Central Texas BBQ. Wildflowers in March. Jammin

Maguey Melate Tepextate – Luis Enrique Juarez

May 18, 2020

Stone fruit and pear, some smoke, oil and fusel notes on finish. Enjoyable but nothing id buy again

Maguey Melate Coyote – Noé García Olivera

May 17, 2020

One of the awesome things about Maguey Melate is that one month you may get something you dont really dig, but the next month you may get an absolute gem. Well, this is the latter. Opens with rose hips, hibiscus, prickly pear…. mid palate is rock candy. Finish is cooked agave with slight vanilla. Up there with Semei’s Arroqueno and Bertas Mexicano for best of MM thus far. Fun!

Maguey Melate Pechuga – Edgar González

May 17, 2020

Not getting anything other than a decently made espadin. If you would have blindfolded me, I would have guessed the same. Ok

Maguey Melate Papalometl – David Rivera Herrera

May 17, 2020

Middle of the road. Completely average. Not bad, but not something im dying to open again anytime soon.

Maguey Melate Maximiliana – Julio Topete Becerra

May 17, 2020

I know Dalton said this was one of his favorites, but this was a gigantic miss for me. Almost couldnt finish the 2oz I poured for myself. One of the most harsh and messy agave spirits I can remember. Im down for cheesey/funky/earthy raicillas, but this is something else. Mulch meets paint thinner. Not for me. Will revisit, but damn this was not good the first time around. Dalton, if you are reading, im sorry 🙁

Maguey Melate Mexicano – Berta Vasquez

May 17, 2020

The absolute sure-fire A#1 release from Maguey Melate. May be the best mexicano ive ever had. Definitely the best Berta ive had. Just incredible stuff. Almost too much to list. In short: it packs a punch in flavor with not a lot of heat or harshness. Stellar!

Maguey Melate Arroqueño – Semei Garcia Ramos

May 17, 2020

What johnny said straight up. I thought this and the coyote together was the best overall box MM has put out thus far. Less harsh than a lot of other MM releases, some pine and coconut oil on the finish. Wonderful stuff

Maguey Melate Barril – Antonio Martinez

May 14, 2020

One of the better MM releases. Pine and sweet memphis bbq. Some stone fruit on back end. Enjoyable AF

Maguey Melate Madre Cuixe – Ageo Cortes

May 13, 2020

Hits you up front with pears and apples. Papaya and cooked agave midway through. Finishes with some harsh heat and wet stone. Slightly above average for me

Maguey Melate Tobaziche – Felix Angeles Arellanes

May 13, 2020

Honey, baking spices, licorice. Complex but not hitting the right notes for me I guess. Would love to know others thoughts on this one.

Maguey Melate Tepextate – Marta and Isaac García

May 13, 2020

Not sure if for me. Mineral water, herb garden, prickly pear-ish notes in mid palate. Not really chomping at the bit to re-try.

Maguey Melate Velato – Agustin Guendulain Maya

May 13, 2020

3.75 really. Fresh cut grass, sweetgum, and some ash. A little pine sol on the finish. Pretty standard offering, not overly complex, slightly harsh finish.

Maguey Melate Tobala – Jaime Moreles Aquino

May 13, 2020

Rose hips, lemongrass, smoke, leather. A great tobala! And tobala’s arent really my fave.

Maguey Melate Bicuixe – Felipe Cortes

May 13, 2020

Lavender, wildflowers, wet stone, rye bread. Enjoyable as a sunday morning drive.

Siglo Cero Pox

Apr 30, 2020

Not even sure how to rate this. Bought a bottle a couple of years ago when it first hit the US, and maybe 95% of the liquid is still sitting in the bottle. Very sweet. Tastes like white dog corn whiskey mixed with xtabentun. Rough. Not for me… definitely gonna have to either pass off to friends to try or use in cocktails from here on out

5 Sentidos Pizorra

Apr 18, 2020


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