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Gente de Mezcal Espadín tasting notes

Details

  • Location:  San Baltazar Guelavila, Oaxaca
  • Agave: Espadín / A. angustifolia haw.
  • Maestro Mezcalero: Aureliano Hernández
  • Batch: GMEJ005
  • Vintage: August, 2019
  • ABV: 48%
  • Tasting keywords: Mesquite, green.
  • NOM: O435X
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Nose

Round agave sugar.

Flavor

Fruit forward with a mesquite and green bell pepper finish.

Brand Background

Don Aureliano Hernández Martínez is the oldest son of Don Cosme Hernández. The family has been making mezcal for five generations in San Baltazar Guelavila and Sola la Vega zones. Gente de Mezcal uses oak for the cooking of the piñas in the earthen pits and fermentation takes place in oak vats.

Max co-founded Mezcalistas with Susan way back in 2012. Before that he was a journalist at Salon.com and The San Francisco Chronicle.

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