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Lalocura San Martinero

Lalocura San Martinero is made in Santa Catarina Minas, which is home to some of the most talented clay-pot distillers in all of Mexico.

Rating: (8 reviews)
Brand:Lalocura Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O602X
Mezcalero:Eduardo "Lalo" Angeles
Agave:Sanmartin
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 49%
Website: https://www.mezcallalocura.com/
About this mezcal

Lalocura San Martinero is made with a Karwinskii agave that is locally referred to as San Martinero. The agave is a larger, thicker sub-species of Karwinskii that can also be called Barril in other communities. A similar Karwinskii is also called Sanmartin in Ejutla, which is not terribly far from Santa Catarina Minas, where Lalocura is made. Maestro mezcalero Eduardo Angeles cooks his agave with Encino wood. He mashes the cooked agave by hand with wooden mallets, ferments the agave in open-air cypress vats for twelve days, and double distills this mezcal in small clay pots.

Lalocura Mezcal

Before starting Lalocura in 2014, Eduardo "Lalo" Ángeles spent years working as the fourth generation master mezcalero of his family’s brand Real Minero, where he combined a lifetime of working under his father, the late, great Don Lorenzo with a collegiate degree in agricultural engineering. Many Real Minero bottles from several years ago actually have Eduardo listed alongside his father as the master distiller. Lalocura's clay pot distilled mezcals have built a steady cult following over the last few years. People from around the world show up at the palenque in Santa Catarina Minas each day hoping to spend time listening to Lalo tell stories while they taste the 20+ expressions he has resting in glass at any given time. If you like clay pot distilled mezcal and you like Real Minero, it's highly recommended that you find some Lalocura.

Read about our visit to Lalocura in the blog post A Tour with Oaxacking: Mezcal Lalocura

8 reviews

4.8 of out 5 stars


GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

129 reviews
2 months ago

Yeah, i dunno if I really get the love for this one. Not what i was hoping initially…. muddled flavors and an alcohol burn that is unpleasant. Need to revisit before I write anymore. The flavors/smell are great, but cant give this five stars. 4.25/5

Soxfan

Soxfan

3 reviews
2 months ago

It has now been well over a year since one of my trusted spirits merchants urged me to try Lalocura’s offerings. After overcoming my resistance to their aggressive pricing, there has been no turning back. Without exception, these mezcals are extraordinary. That said, choosing my favorite was easy. This San Martinero is truly amazing, from nose to finish. Rich, complex, and deeply satisfying. I actually purchased a second bottle, with no reservations about the expenditure. Magic in a bottle and definitely splurge-worthy. 2017 distillation. 47.1% ABV. Bottle 20/1536.

It has now been well over a year since one of my trusted spirits merchants urged me to try Lalocura’s offerings. After overcoming my resistance to their aggressive pricing, there has been no turning back. Without exception, these mezcals are extraordinary. That said, choosing my favorite was easy. This San Martinero is truly amazing, from nose to finish. Rich, complex, and deeply satisfying. I actually purchased a second bottle, with no reservations about the expenditure. Magic in a bottle

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Rakhal

Rakhal

100 reviews
5 months ago

Lot 13. Wow! Creamy and delicious!! Like stepping into a cool adobe house in the desert. Very earthy with notes of marzipan and ginger. I can’t wait to try all of these!

Tyler

Tyler

311 reviews
10 months ago

Whoa! Lots of clay and soy sauce on the initial taste. Somewhat viscous. Sugar syrup and blueberries. Green beans and eucalyptus. Delicious.

Jonny

Jonny

325 reviews
10 months ago

The nose is full of peanut oil, cashews, and lavender. The palate is full roots, and wet leaves, and wet wood. This has big wet, dark flavors, like old logs that have been laying in the woods for years. It’s like a wet fall day. Amazing!

razorbackmike

razorbackmike

92 reviews
10 months ago

BEAUTIFUL!this is the first of this brand i have tried.very expensive but i found out where my money went on the first sip.outstanding and it seems that a strong berry flavor is a common thread with this line after i read the reviews.it is soft-candy with strawberry and blueberry notes.no harshness.full flavor from start to finish and the taste lingers for a moment.it doesnt have the earth tones that are the usual for a karwinski.no smoke that i could detect.very fruity with some clay.this was also my first sanmartin.a true treat !

BEAUTIFUL!this is the first of this brand i have tried.very expensive but i found out where my money went on the first sip.outstanding and it seems that a strong berry flavor is a common thread with this line after i read the reviews.it is soft-candy with strawberry and blueberry notes.no harshness.full flavor from start to finish and the taste lingers for a moment.it doesnt have the earth tones that are the usual for a karwinski.no smoke that i could detect.very fruity with some clay.this was a

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thamthong

thamthong

47 reviews
11 months ago

2017, 47.1% abv. first barril. gorgeous and full. the aromas are that of a shaded river bank, vegetal sweetness, big high tone fruits. vivid karwinskii deliciousness. faint clay on the finish. priced a bit aggressively but this is damn fine mezcal. 4.5 stars.

Squashplayer

Squashplayer

27 reviews
1 year ago

Wow! This is nice! Sweet and minty but not overstated. Lots of tropical fruit flavors that are hard for me to individually characterize. Faint clay notes in the background. So smooth and it goes down almost too easy. Be on the lookout for this new release in the US.
Production 2017. ABV:47.1

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