Koch el Mezcal Tepextate

Mezcal Joven

Koch el Mezcal // Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    92
  • Avg. Rating

    4.0
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 1 )

Tepextate agaves are beautiful to look at--a massive prehistoric plant with leaves that twist and curl. The wild agave was harvested after 15 years of maturation. The mezcal is traditionally made by Master Mescalero Pedro Hernández in the village of San Baltazar Guelavila, Oaxaca.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    47.0
  • 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.
  • Cask Type
    unaged

Tasting Notes

"With one of the longest maturations periods, it is understandable that the flavors are deep and varying. The nose is subtle and calming with tones of apple peel, jalapeño, match smoke, strawberry. Mandarin and avocado leaves follow shortly afterwards. While equally as calming, the palate is quite concentrated. It displays flavors of herbs, lemon, and pineapple--all charred. That said, the smoke isn’t overpowering and the end result is beautifully calming and sublime."

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Flavor Profile

Fruity & Sweet