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Real Minero Becuela

Real Minero Becuela is made with maguey becuela (Agave marmorata) in the community of Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Real Minero Mezcal
Mezcalero:Edgar Angeles
Maguey:Becuela
Agave:Marmorata
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Aged in Glass
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 48.2%
Age of plant: 30 years
Batch size: Lot DARMBE-02: 45 liters
Website: https://realminero.com.mx/, opens in new window
About this destilado de agave

Real Minero Becuela is made with maguey becuela (Agave marmorata) in the community of Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. The maguey becuela is not commonly found in this region, and the maguey used in this mezcal took 30 years to reach maturity. The magueyes were mashed by hand and double distilled in clay pot stills. Batch DARMBE-02 was aged in glass for 1 year and 6 months before being bottled.

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.

4 reviews

4.5 out of 5


meserole

meserole

70 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

I first tried the Real Minero becuela variety on their palenque early in 2021, and it blew me away more than any other variety offered. Unfortunately they hadn’t yet bottled the product. I’ve been on the lookout and finally saw it pop up as an offering from the famed San Diego liquor store Old Town Tequila, where I’ve discovered a few of my all-time favorites. I wasn’t disappointed — this easily launches into my top 10, one of the few 5 star bottles I’ve tasted.

Nose: leather, copper, nectarines and other sticky stone fruit juices
Mouth: All of the aforementioned juices, papaya, watermelon, a bit more body than your average mezcal, and so flavorful you’d think this had the actual fruit distillations like a pechuga.
After: smooth minerality, soft and clean.

DARMBE-03 batch from Old Town Tequila.

I first tried the Real Minero becuela variety on their palenque early in 2021, and it blew me away more than any other variety offered. Unfortunately they hadn’t yet bottled the product. I’ve been on the lookout and finally saw it pop up as an offering from the famed San Diego liquor store Old Town Tequila, where I’ve discovered a few of my all-time favorites. I wasn’t disappointed — this easily launches into my top 10, one of the few 5 star bottles I’ve tast

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razorbackmike

razorbackmike

126 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 months ago

jonny was right.this had to be one of the softest mezcals i have ever had.ordered from old town tequila.lovely tep profile.green bell pepper and garden produce.gentle smoke.very velvety and enjoyable but the flavor wasnt a knockout.i have had other teps that stood out more.very good but falling slightly short considering the 200.00 price tag. 4 stars for the gentle and sweet quality.would rate it higher if the cost was lower.

Tyler

Tyler

517 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Review for two separate batches. DARMBE-02. Texas batch aged in glass for 18 months. Dark fruit. Cooked cinnamon. Enjoyable but not impressive for my taste. 3.5 stars. DARMBE-03. Old Town Tequila batch distilled in February 2021. Incredible! Big round fresh green pepper notes. An incredible balance of flavors. Don’t expect a “Tepeztate” bomb but it is a prominent note. Freshly cooked agave with fresh peaches. This is a perfect example of clay-pot mezcal from Santa Catarina Minas. 5+ stars.

Review for two separate batches. DARMBE-02. Texas batch aged in glass for 18 months. Dark fruit. Cooked cinnamon. Enjoyable but not impressive for my taste. 3.5 stars. DARMBE-03. Old Town Tequila batch distilled in February 2021. Incredible! Big round fresh green pepper notes. An incredible balance of flavors. Don’t expect a “Tepeztate” bomb but it is a prominent note. Freshly cooked agave with fresh peaches. This is a perfect example of clay-pot mezcal from Santa Catarina Mina

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Jonny

Jonny

537 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

DARMBE-02. Sweet baby Jesus. So soft and velvety, yet with that classic marmorata spice and prickle. The nose is herbal, spicy, and creamy. It has notes of jalapeno, lavender, sage, and sweet cream. The palate has sweet bell peppers and jalapeno cream. This tastes like a sauce in which I’d want to smother a chicken enchilada.

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