Maguey Melate Marta and Isaac García Tepextate

The Schtick: Distilled by Marta and Isaac Garcias in San Lorenzo Albarradas, this expression is distilled twice on copper using 20 year old Tepextate agave. Let’s get to it.

Review #1763 | Mezcal Review #147

Distiller: Marta Garcia

Bottler: Maguey Melate

Brand: Maguey Melate


ABV: 45.7% ABV

Age: NA

Nose: Extremely fresh and vegetal. Loaded with bell pepper, snap pea, big big vegetable notes. Romaine lettuce, faint pepper and minerality, crisp rainwater and fresh cut leek. Wild and complex.

Taste: Bright on the palate – quite complex. First taste brings bell pepper, string bean, jalapeno. The longer it rests, the sweeter and more mineral forward it becomes, ending with leek, ash and a touch of crispness.

Finish: Short finish, but it’s delightful and clean.

Overall: This is an excellent look at a Tep that goes all out in “green” field notes on the palate but brings balance and complexity to the finish, without going too overboard. A masterpiece from Marta and Isaac.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

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