Mezcal Marca Negra Tepeztate

Mezcal Joven

Marca Negra // Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    87
  • Avg. Rating

    3.67
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 3 )

Marca Negra produces mezcal in a variety of different regions with diverse agave species and mezcaleros. Their tepeztate is made in San Luis del Rio, Tlacolula, Oaxaca from wild 100% agave marmorata (tepeztate) that were 25-30 years old. The mezcalero is Jorge Véndez Ramirez, who chose a double distillation in copper pot stills, bottled with no additional aging. Produced in limited quantities.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    47.3
  • 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

"Here's a mezcal that truly tastes of the earth, with an intense minerality. Green peppers, grass and wild chive underlie a rich smokiness akin to peat smoke. Hot chili pepper and citrus add further complexity, lasting into the long, lingering spicy/smoky finish."

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