Agave de Cortes

Mezcal Joven

Mezcal Joven, Agave de Cortés
  • Classic mezcal label from Casa Cortés
  • Maestro Mezcalero Leoncio Santiago
  • Produced in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca: the heart of Mezcal
  • 100% Espadín (Agave angustifolia)
  • Plants mature between 6–12 years before harvest
  • Cooked in an earthen oven, rested, milled by stone tahona, then fermented in wood vats
  • Distilled using a traditional copper pot still
  • Lemongrass, damp earth, faint fruit, dense clay, delicate floral & mineral tones
  • 45% ABV

Info

Producer:
Vintage:
NV
Country:
Mexico
Region:
Oaxaca
Spirit Type:
Agave / Sotol / Pox
Spirit Sub Type:
Mezcal

Sizes Available

Full Bottle MX-XAC-01-NV 12/750ml

Tasting Notes

Agave de Cortés is a beautiful expression of 100% Espadín agave, distilled in the iconic mezcal production town of Santiago Matatlán. On the nose, subdued smoke lays the groundwork for vegetal ripeness and floral notes. On the palate, bright acidity and 45% ABV balance with layers and layers of flavor: lemongrass, damp earth, faint fruit and dense clay/mineral are coated by rich body and silky texture. An unparalleled introduction to the category.