El Jolgorio Wild Madrecuixe Mezcal
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El Jolgorio Wild Madrecuixe Mezcal

Item # 33319 750mL
$134.96/ Single Bottle
$809.76/ Case of 6
ABV
47.70%
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Tasting Notes

The exclusive line of El Jolgorio mezcals are always produced from a single batch of only wild-grown agave from a single vintage and single producer from a variety of species insuring that no two bottlings will ever be the same. Made by masters who have inherited the traditions of their ancestors, these are the "nectars of the Gods," meant for consumption at festivals, rituals, and the most special occasions. From the 2014 harvest, the wild Madrecuixe agaves used for this batch aged for over 12 years in the hills surrounding the remote and arid village of Rio Seco. Distilled at the town cooperative shared by the individual family distillers, Master Mezcalero Régulo Parada distilled the plants to bottling proof of 47.7% ABV. This is the first release from Rio Seco and available in very limited quantities. Notes include freshly peeled potatoes, watermelon, spring cherries, raw pancetta, cucumber, mixed herbs, powdered sugar, dried papaya, and dried lemons.


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Staff Pick Notes

Traditional, artisanal mezcal forms an important part of rituals, ceremonies and festivities - known as "Jolgorios" Agave Madrecuixe is a member of the Karwinskii species of agave, related to other species like Cuixe, Barril, and Bicuixe. It grows sparsely at higher elevations and has a cylindrical piña, with it's leaves (or pencas) growing at a distinctly upward angle.. Due to the agave's dense core and relatively low water content, mezcal made from Madrecuixe often has a flavor profile high in minerality, with whisps of vegetation and floral notes.

- EG

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