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Real Minero Barril, Espadin, Tobala

Real Minero Barril, Espadin, Tobala was produced by mezcalero Edgar Angeles Carreño at the Real Minero palenque in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca.

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Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$$$
Brand:Real Minero
Mezcalero:Edgar Angeles
Maguey:Barril, Espadin, Tobala
Agave:Angustifolia, Karwinskii, Potatorum
Grind:Shredder
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Aged in Glass, Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 52.9%
Age of plant: 10-15 years
Batch size: DTRMBET-01: 72 bottles
Website: https://realminero.com.mx/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Real Minero Barril, Espadin, Tobala was produced by mezcalero Edgar Angeles Carreño at the Real Minero palenque in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. The batch was 49% Barril, 34% Espadin, 17% Tobala. This is one of many small batch ensambles that maestro Edgar has produced since he took the helm of production at Real Minero. This ensamble was aged in glass for 8 months before bottling.

Real Minero

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.

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4 out of 5

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aarild

aarild

153 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

A bit muted nose, with some musty forest, freshly chopped coconut and toasted wood. On the palate, prickly pear, Brazil nuts, some exotically flavoured jelly bean from a distant past. Great structure and minerality as always from Real Minero.
In one sense, this is a bit difficult to rate, because I found that the blend was kind of muting all the three magueyes’ distinct qualities. Still a wonderful spirit though.

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