Real Minero Barril, Espadin, Coyota, Tobala, Becuela was aged in glass for 1 year and 5 months before being bottled for distribution.
Real Minero Barril, Espadin, Coyota, Tobala, Becuela
|Rating:||(5 reviews) - Write a review|
|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Maguey:||Barril, Becuela, Coyota, Espadin, Tobala|
|Agave:||Angustifolia, Karwinskii, Lyoba, Marmorata, Potatorum|
|Style:||Aged in Glass|
|Town:||Santa Catarina Minas|
|Age of plant:||10-20 years|
|Batch size:||Batch RMM5-01: 88 bottles|
|Website:||https://realminero.com.mx/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
Real Minero Barril, Espadin, Coyota, Tobala, Becuela was produced in 2018 by mezcalero Edgar Angeles Carreño at the Real Minero palenque in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. The batch was 34% Barril, 33% Espadin, 14% Coyota, 13% Tobala, and 6% Becuela. This was a batch exclusive for Old Town Tequila.
Real Minero (previously Mezcal Real Minero) is considered by many to be one of the world’s finest mezcal producers. The Angeles family has been making mezcal for several generations in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. Their mezcal is made in small clay pot stills, and almost all of it is rested in glass for several months before bottling, giving the mezcal a much softer character. Outside of creating great spirits, they also have one of the largest and most diverse sustainable agave reforestation programs. With the help of the community, they’ve been able to rescue several agave varieties that were previously thought to be extinct. The ABV of each batch may vary slightly, so check your bottle for details.
In 2020, the brand began dropping the word “mezcal” from their labels. The term “traditional” replaces the CRM “ancestral” designation. Shortly thereafter, the brand officially parted ways with the certification process; all future releases will be labeled as “agave spirits” or something similar. Despite the label changes, nothing significant about their production process has changed over years.
- Real Minero agave nursery tour on Mezcal Reviews
- Real Minero palenque tour on Mezcal Reviews
- Listen to Graciela Angeles Carreño talk about her family’s production on the Show De Vie Podcast: Ep 291 – Graciela Angeles Carreño – The Real Thing.
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Zack Klamn511 reviews
Tried at the RM palenque tasting room. A mind bending mash of intense flavors (savory, sweet, clay, mesquite smoke). I like to be able to identify the different maguey in an ensamble but they were all muddled together flavorwise. But still awesome.
Lot RMM5-01. Nice clay, chocolatey nose that Real Minero can have. Hard to pick out the different agaves but they blend together nicely. Very approachable for a 50%. Tastes like chocolate tart, really rich. Big fan.
Honestly not the biggest fan of Edgars ensambles because they tend to have this nutty flavor which I’m not fond of. However, you cannot deny some of the craftsmanship here when you compare it to other clay-distilled mezcals. It is approachable at ~50% with a blanket of soft clay ripe fruit. This is soft, complex, and enjoyable. It is not super nutty, but the ensamble has a lot of organic earthy notes of salty pumpkin seed and dehydrated strawberries. Lot RMM5-01. Bottle 80/88.
4.75/5 OTT Exclusive. One of the best mezcal experiences of the past few years. Like an incredible pilsner or hefe, this dram is easy to drink but nuanced enough to have you begging for more. Oranges and Dr Pepper. Lilac and vanilla. So.Glad.I.Bought.A.Bottle.
Lot RMM5-01. Bottle 80/88. Aromas of dark chocolate, Nutella, peanut butter, moringa seeds, wet clay, damp leaves, and lime. The palate is viscous! This stuff clings to the glass. The palate has more notes of chocolate, tobacco, and coffee, mixing with some fruitier notes of orange creamsicle, chocolate dipped strawberries, and peanut butter mango. This one has grown on me and gets better every time I sip it.