Del Maguey San Pablo Ameyaltepec

Mezcal Joven

Del Maguey // Puebla , Mexico


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This unaged mezcal hails from a new D.O. in the Mexican state of Puebla. Master Mezcalier Aurelio Gonzalez Tobon uses 12-18 year-old wild papalote (aka cupreata) agave hearts which are roasted in an earthen pit oven. They are fermented in the open air with natural yeasts, and distilled to proof in a reflux-style alembic still.

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  • Mezcal Joven
    A spirit distilled from one or more different varieties of agave. Can only be produced in designated areas within 8 different Mexican states. Must be bottled in México. This is unaged or aged in stainless steel or plastic containers before bottling.
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Tasting Notes

"The spirit enters the room as a woman of a certain age trailing floral notes (tuberose, no less) over an animalic agave base; she's followed by her escort exuding the merest whiffs of expensive cigar smoke. On the palate, a more domestic side emerges, bolstered by dried fruits (especially pear), and accented by pepper and gingery spice. On exiting, some spice and faint traces of smoke linger in her wake."

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