Maguey Melate Artemio Garcia Cruz Ensamble de 6 Magueys

The Schtick: Distilled by Artemio Garcia Cruz in San Dionisio Ocotepec, this ensamble contains a staggering 6 varieties: jabali, madre cuixe, cuixe, esapdin, tepextate and tobala. Whew.

Review #2036 | Mezcal Review #209

Distiller: Artemio Garcia Cruz

Bottler: Maguey Melate

Brand: Maguey Melate


ABV: 50% ABV

Age: NA

Nose: Extremely complex – lots going on here. Bright cream sweetness, paint, varnish, some savory earthy notes, salinity and a hint of garlic. Interesting.

Taste: Rich and viscous on the palate. Tons of sweet cream, honey, rock candy. Pairs nicely with pepper, a rising bread note, clay, salinity and some minerality. Super savory.

Finish: Long finish, quite a bit of ash, smoke, salinity, cedar and an interesting earthiness. The sweetness is fading a bit, a hint of that paint note remaining.

Overall: Reminds me of Campero’s Sierra Negra I love – there’s such a combination of sweetness, fun acrid notes, smoke and a long savory finish. Love it.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

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