Mezcal Rey Campero Tepextate

100% Maguey Tepextate (Marmorata) 48.7% Alc./Vol.

Oaxaca, Mexico.

Here’s the softer side of tepextate, with bursts of purple flowers, orange peel and pomegranate greeting the nose and palate. The back of the throat gets just a tease from jalapeƱo pepper and a sprinkle of black pepper, which are normally the dominant flavors of this species of agave, taking more of a back seat here. Sweet pipe-tobacco-smoke cuts in at the end and shines throughout following everyone into the long finish.