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Real Minero Barril

Real Minero Barril is made using maguey Barril, which makes this Mezcal full-bodied with notes of tropical fruit and vanilla.

Rating: (9 reviews)
Brand:Real Minero Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O37X
Mezcalero:Don Lorenzo Angeles, Edgar Angeles
Maguey:Barril
Agave:Karwinskii
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 50%
Age of plant: 14 years
Website: http://realminero.com.mx/
About this mezcal

Real Minero Barril is made using maguey Barril (agave Karwinskii), which is fairly rare to see in the international market. The name “barril” comes from how the plant looks as it is somewhat barrel shaped. The Barril makes this Mezcal is full-bodied with notes of tropical fruit and vanilla. This mezcal can be pricey, but it’s worth trying.

Real Minero Mezcal

Real Minero is considered by many to be one of the world's finest Mezcal producers. The family has been making mezcal for several generations in Santa Catarina Minas, and they're known both in Mexico and abroad for creating some of the best bottles available. All of 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.

Read more about our visit to the Real Minero Agave Nursery and Palenque Tour.

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.

9 reviews

4.33 out of 5


TheAuditor

TheAuditor

33 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

Batch RMB-02 2014 Harvest

Nose: Allspice, Black Pepper, Brown Sugar, light corn sweetness, salted Pork

Palate: Medium mouthfeel, allspice, brown sugar, salted meats, light clay and earth.

Finish: Medium length, allspice, very dry finish, salted meat, light leather, musty corn.

Oh man this was a real treat, so much allspice, slight sweetness, and some salted meats in there make this a real treat. In this I have to give an edge to the father as this batch is right up my alley with these tasting notes.

Batch RMB-02 2014 Harvest
Nose: Allspice, Black Pepper, Brown Sugar, light corn sweetness, salted Pork
Palate: Medium mouthfeel, allspice, brown sugar, salted meats, light clay and earth.
Finish: Medium length, allspice, very dry finish, salted meat, light leather, musty corn.
Oh man this was a real treat, so much allspice, slight sweetness, and some salted meats in there make this a real treat. In this I have to give an edge to the father as this batch is right up my alley with these tasting no

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JDB

JDB

13 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Lot #RMB-04, 2016, bottle 75/165. I believe one of the last distillations from the father, Lorezno. As this bottle has gotten less and less liquid in it, the flavors have gotten more intense and complex (I generally find that to be the case with really great mezcal). Flavors keep changing as well through the tasting, green flavors like grass, bubble gum and cotton candy deep in the palate, hints of banana, floral notes on the nose. Will be so sad when this bottle is finished.

Rakhal

Rakhal

198 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars11 months ago

ARMB-02. Black pepper, cooked agave, cinnamon, and roasted banana. Good Barril!

Mezcalosaurus

Mezcalosaurus

1 review
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Delightful tropical( kiwi and banana) sweetness on the nose.

Peppery finish.

Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

108 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Slightly fruity but a nice richness. Beautiful mezcal

Mymic87

Mymic87

13 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Nose: really fruity, Strawberries, banana, kiwi, grapes, oranges, cherry, lemon peel, lime juice, jellied sweets, after a few minutes in the glass, it starts to get smokier, with roast agave, baked clay and black pepper,

Palate: Wow! Cooked apples and pears, kiwi, sweet potato, wet grass, green apple peel, wood smoke, elder flower, juniper berries, mossy bark, twigs.

Comments: Top grade stuff, the perfect balance of fruit and smoke!

Joseph

Joseph

22 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

This is one of my favorite Real Minero mezcals. Super rich and viscous with lots of earth, clay, tobacco, and chocolate, rounded out with loads of roasted agave sweetness. This one keeps me coming back. RMB-05 – 2016 – 50.3%

Jonny

Jonny

443 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Lot RMB-04 from 2016. 52% ABV. Chocolate aromas!!! Lots of dark, rich chocolate on the nose with a bit of blueberry and strawberry. The palate has some clay and nice thickness. It’s really well balanced and full. tastes of sweet potato, banana, and dark chocolate. It seems at times that Real Minero is so far ahead of everything else and this mezcal is no exception. It’s another amazing creation from them. Can’t get enough of it.

Tyler

Tyler

415 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

This is one of the easier Real Minero mezcals to find in bars and stores. I tasted Lot 5 from 2015 at 50.3% and enjoyed it. There are notes of soft clay, burnt caramelized banana, candied yams, with a tangerine gummy bear bite finish. I also brought back a 275ml bottle from Oaxaca, Lot 4 from 2016. That version was incredibly smooth and dark. It had some rich chocolate notes and the typical floral karwinskii flavors had been overtaken by the richness of other flavors. I enjoy it quite a bit but prefer some of their other releases like the Largo and Tripon over this one.

This is one of the easier Real Minero mezcals to find in bars and stores. I tasted Lot 5 from 2015 at 50.3% and enjoyed it. There are notes of soft clay, burnt caramelized banana, candied yams, with a tangerine gummy bear bite finish. I also brought back a 275ml bottle from Oaxaca, Lot 4 from 2016. That version was incredibly smooth and dark. It had some rich chocolate notes and the typical floral karwinskii flavors had been overtaken by the richness of other flavors. I enjoy it quite a bit but

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