Macurichos Ancestral Arroqueño Tasting Notes
- Location: Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca
- Agave: Arroqueno
- Maestro: Los Hermanos Martinez
- Abv: 52%
- Tasting keywords: Spicy, tropical, candy bar
- NOM: 0165X
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The aromas are full of sweet and salty notes like toffee, chocolate covered pretzel, and nougat. Tropical notes like chili-spiked mango are at the core.
The flavors are fire roasted, and pack a spicy chili punch. Super ripe tropical fruit notes have the slightest bit of funk, almost rum-like, showing notes of cinnamon, habanero, allspice and a hint of vanilla. The finish is creamy with a lingering coffee flavor. Pair this with dessert, or better yet a cheeseboard, including both savory and salty accoutrement.
The 17 year old cultivated agaves come from Sola De Vega for this production. Agaves are cooked in a traditional earthen oven before being crushed with a tahona. The mash is wild yeast fermented in wooden vats before being distilled in ancestral style clay pot stills.