CUISH 2012 Tepeztate - Esteban Jarquin | 500ml
Esteban Jarquin is the father of Sosimo Jarquin. They are from a very well know family of mezcal producers from the district of Miahuatlán, Oaxaca. This Tepeztate has been rested in glass since 2012 and finally made his way to Denmark thanks to our dear friend Felix Hernández (founder of CUISH). Esteban is well know for his traditional methods that he inherited from his father. He learned to use clay pots for distillation when he first learned the art of making mezcal when he was 12 years old. About 27 years ago he switched to copper alambique still. He is still harvesting, cooking and crushing the agaves the same way he learned from his father.
This very special expression of Maguey Tepeztate (Agave marmoratha) was rested in glass for 10 years is probably one of our favourite new products! The maguey tepeztate usually takes around 25 years to mature which gives the plant plenty of time to develop its characteristic aromas and flavours. The unique minerality from the soil along with an herbal greenness and sweet overtones is immediately recognisable in this mezcal. The hand crushing technique adds an extra layer of complexity and a fine butter finish. This batch was rested in glass for 10 years before bottling, adding an extra smoothness to the palate. Small batch, only 102 bottles available.
Aromas of this production: Pure herbal and mineral notes. A true delicate expression of the uniqueness of the plant notes combined with the pass of time as it was well rested since 2012. Delicate and delicious!
Flavours of this production: Feels fresh, buttery, lots of creamy soft notes of minerals feels very smooth and with a clean sweet finish
- Made by Maestro Mescalero Esteban Jarquin
- 100% maguey Tepeztate (Agave marmoratha)
- Miahuatlán de Porfirio Diaz, Oaxaca
- Roasted in truncated conical earthen oven
- Hand mashed with wooden mallet
- Fermented in open Sabino wood vats with natural yeast using well water
- Double-distilled in Filipino style copper pot still
- 48% ABV
- Rested in glass 10 years before bottling