Distilled by Felipe and Ageo Cortes for Mal Bien, this bottling of Tepextate agave comes to us from a new project - Agave Mixtape, from their first Batch 001 mixtape box. As a huge Tepextate fan, and an even greater fan of Cortes' work, this is an exciting bottling, and I'm looking forward to diving in. Let's get to it.
Bright, crisp jalapeno peppers. Rain water, vinegar, pickled onion, sweet cream and lime zest. Bright, vegetal, peppery, and loaded with complexity.
Rich on the pepper. Quite a lot of pepper, soap stone, cream. Peppery, honey, green bean and almost a cherry fruit. Papaya, ash and crisp jalapeno. Quite the complexity, and extraordinarily fresh and "tep-like".
Long, vegetal, rich and peppery. Big blast of fresh rainwater, bell pepper, and sweetness.
Whew - so much going on in this expression. The Tepextate character is undeniable and it runs free and unbridled here. So much complexity, vegetation and "freshness". Nice work.