Don Mateo Agave Inaequidens Mezcal
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Don Mateo Agave Inaequidens Mezcal

Item # 34772 750mL
$99.96/ Single Bottle
$599.76/ Case of 6
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46.00%
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Tasting Notes

A gorgeous new mezcal from the first certified producer in the state of Michoacan made from the rare Inaequidens agave. The mature plants were roasted in a traditional stone lined earthen oven then fermented with natural ambient yeasts only for up to two weeks in wood vats embedded in the earth. Distillation was exclusively carried out in very rare pine and Oyamel Filipino hyrbid alambique stills. Notes include a heady, tropical nose of kiwi, key lime, passion fruit and magnolias with additional notes of white pepper, green chiles, lavender and mesquite. The palate is luscious, elegant and exotic, This is a stop you in your tracks style of mezcal.


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Staff Pick Notes

Don Mateo Agave Inaequidens Mezcal is one of the more delicious spirits in this category I have had the pleasure drinking recently. The initial aromas of sweet lime zest filling the air around me was so inviting. Continuing to take in the spirits bouquet led to hints of almonds, candied ginger, earthy mineral laden bedrock, dried herbs of parsley, coconut meat, cilantro, caraway, orange citris, pear, pencil eraser and really delicate smoke. This is double distilled in hybrid of pine and copper alembic pot stills by the 5th generation of distillers hailing from Michoacan. This is quite significant because it’s the first ever certified release from this state starting in 2012.

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Agave

Also called “maguey,” agave refers to a family of succulents that are not, surprisingly, related to any cactus. The plants grow in the southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central America. Agave has a sweet, mild flavor when cooked. There are more than 300 agave species; an agave plant takes eight to twelve years to mature. The juice of the blue agave, cultivated primarily in the state of...

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