Ultimate Beverage Challenge 96 points - Pungent, earthy, and wildly aromatic. Smoked meat, pineapple, fire-roasted herbs, and bouillon come to mind. The palate is decidedly more fruit-forward with exotic melon and mango backed by sea salt, fresh cream, and campfire. Utterly complex and delicious. (Apr 2016)
Our producer of Tobala has offered Del Maguey another rare wild agave - the Tepextate (agave Marmorata) to join our Vino De Mezcal series. This plant has very broad twisted leaves about eight to ten inches wide and grows at high altitude almost vertical out of rocks in the sides of mountains. Tepextate offers a lighter body with a Bright candied fruit nose of banana taffy and spun sugar. The sweetness carries into the palate with notes of passion fruit and marzipan. A light cinnamon note of canela (organic Mexican sugar) lies in the background with floral notes of honeysuckle.