Mezcal Tosba Tepextate Tasting Notes
- Location: San Cristobal Lachirioag, Oaxaca
- Agave: Tepextate
- Maestro: Edgar Gonzales
- Abv: 47.38%
- Tasting keywords: tropical, ripe, custard
- NOM: 0164X
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Floral and heady. Notes of mashed banana, raspberry, and watermelon rind are fruity and fresh.
Sweet tropical fruit is almost overripe as it envelops the palate in a plush blanket of cherimoya, platano maduro, and other custard-like flavors. A dusty smoke quality refreshes the palate as notes of bright red chilies add a layer of gentle spice, and a hint of cherry blossom on the finish.
Made from very mature wild agaves with a few months of capon, contributing to the underlying sweetness and ripe flavor profile. Agaves are cooked in an in-ground pit using river rocks and driftwood. Agaves are crushed using a tahona and open air fermented with local spring water and wild yeasts in wooden tanks. After fermentation it is double distilled in small copper pot stills.