Vago Mezcal Aquilano Garcia Tepextate

The Schtick: Distilled by Aquilano Garcia using Tepextate, this bottling by Vago is pretty near to many folks since the maestro’s passing. Let’s give it a taste.

Review #2008 | Mezcal Review #201

Distiller: Aquilano Garcia

Bottler: Vago Mezcal

Brand: Vago

Selection:

ABV: 52% ABV

Age: NA


Nose: Beautiful Tepextate pop of aroma – string beans, cabbage, beet and cocktail onion. Lovely soil, slate note for balance, some crisp minerality

Taste: Rich on the palate, a string bean machine. Pepper, ash, cedar, salinity, a hint of melon. Wild, extremely Tep forward Tepextate.

Finish: Long ashy finish that delivers some complexity beyond those bean and bell pepper notes. Rich, ashy, mineral forward with a profile that’s a perfect pair to some citrus.

Overall: Love Aquilano’s work and this Tep is no different – but you’ll need to love greens and smoke.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7


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