Maguey Melate Lidia Hernandez Hernandez Espadin

The Schtick: Distilled by Lidia Hernandez Hernandez in Santiago Matatlan, this Espadin agave was distilled on copper. Batch LID-ESP-001

Review #1924 | Mezcal Review #189

Distiller: Lidia Hernandez Hernandez

Bottler: Maguey Melate

Brand: Maguey Melate


ABV: 44% ABV

Age: NA

Nose: Bright, ripe and clean. Honey, melon, agave sweetness, a bright pop of citrus and some jelly bean note. Faint wisp of sour lactic on the nose, making for a acidic, fruity, bright espadin character.

Taste: Medium mouthfeel. Fruity, sweet, a bit of earth and a faint wisp of smoke. Sweet, lots of lemon, honey, pepper, a touch of ash.

Finish: Short, clean finish that’s much smokier than I’d have expected from the nose.

Overall: I like this, but it’s not my favorite Espadin. It seems to have less presence as the tasting goes on, growing a bit weaker and understated. Still good, but there are many espadin I’d place over it.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

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