Wahaka Madre-Cuishe’s flavors are a product of its terroir. It is subtly herbaceous, with a hint of freshly fallen rain, this rare, wild-harvested agave often grows in the low-lying volcanic terrain of Oaxaca’s Central Valleys, where warmer temperatures and drier conditions give birth to more savory, minerally mezcales. This Madre-Cuishe captures the singular character of this maguey and its environment very well. Its bright, earthy notes develop delicately and slowly, while its long finish allows those flavors to linger gently. The Madre-Cuishe’s unique citrus flavors pair wonderfully with a variety of foods including exotic fruits.
Generally, I like Madrecuixe and this was fine, but didn‚Äôt leave the same mark on me as some of the others I had alongside.