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Mezcal Tosba Tepextate Tasting Notes

Details

  • Location: San Cristobal Lachirioag, Oaxaca 
  • Agave: Tepextate
  • Maestro: Edgar Gonzales
  • Abv: 47.38%
  • Tasting keywords: tropical, ripe, custard 
  • NOM: 0164X
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Nose

Floral and heady. Notes of mashed banana, raspberry, and watermelon rind are fruity and fresh. 

Taste

Sweet tropical fruit is almost overripe as it envelops the palate in a plush blanket of cherimoya, platano maduro, and other custard-like flavors. A dusty smoke quality refreshes the palate as notes of bright red chilies add a layer of gentle spice, and a hint of cherry blossom on the finish. 

Method/Background 

Fruta madura 

Made from very mature wild agaves with a few months of capon, contributing to the underlying sweetness and ripe flavor profile. Agaves are cooked in an in-ground pit using river rocks and driftwood. Agaves are crushed using a tahona and open air fermented with local spring water and wild yeasts in wooden tanks. After fermentation it is double distilled in small copper pot stills.

Tess Rose Lampert is a wine and spirits educator with a focus on mezcal. She is a frequent contributor to Mezcalistas and has developed programming for Mexico in a Bottle and Spirited Conversations. She has an Advanced Degree from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, Spanish Wine Educator Certificate, an MA from the University of East Anglia, UK, in Philosophy of Food and Drink and a BA from Bard College in NY.

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