By: David Othenin-Girard
K&L Staff Member
The big daddy of our Exclusive Green Tapes with a whooping 65 bottles produced. This Tepextate has been rested for more than two years so the pungent greenness that is often associated with the varietal has integrated into something far more complex. The nose is a unending bouquet of fresh tilled earth, bitter roots (gentian and orris), lemon oil, beeswax, pineapple and pink peppercorns. On the palate a bit more of the Tepex "green" character, but still unusually integrate. Ashy smoke, dense dark volcanic rock, powerful dark spice and roasted pepper components (ancho, chipotle). This is an absolute monster that will likely continue to improve in the bottle but offers an incredible and diverse bevy of flavors right out of the gate.