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Real Minero Carne, Marteño

Real Minero Carne, Marteño 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
Brand:Real Minero
Mezcalero:Edgar Angeles
Maguey:Carne, Marteño
Agave:Karwinskii, Sp
Grind:Shredder
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Aged in Glass, Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 46.5%
Age of plant: 13-15 years
Batch size: DRMCAM-01: 46 bottles
Website: https://realminero.com.mx/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Real Minero Carne, Marteño was produced by mezcalero Edgar Angeles Carreño at the Real Minero palenque in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. Batch DRMCAM-01 was 57% maguey Carne and 43% maguey Marteño. This is one of many small batch ensambles that maestro Edgar has produced since he took the helm of production at Real Minero. The inclusion of maguey Carne makes this an incredibly rare batch. Maguey Carne is extremely rare. We wrote about it when covering the Real Minero Agave Nursey in 2017.

Batch DRMCAM-01 was allocated to the Grand Spirits Bottle Shop in St. Louis, MO. To our knowledge, this is the first batch of mezcal to ever contain maguey Carne available in the US.

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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Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Review #100: The nose is very aromatic, buttery croissant, apricot, fresh honey, vanilla, banana bread, roasted nuts, cinnamon, sweet tobacco, and wet clay. The palate has more croissant, banana bread, apricot, peach, honey, milk chocolate, roasted nuts, and nearing the finish some cinnamon, moss, and clay.

This is one of the prettiest mezcals that I have had. The nose is so aromatic. It fills the air with this smell reminiscent of a nice cigar and a soft bready sweetness. The palate follows as expected, with a beautiful development from a light fruity sweet start to a more earthy and nutty finish. It’s both delicate but full of flavor. Truly amazing and a new ceiling for this kind of profile

Review #100: The nose is very aromatic, buttery croissant, apricot, fresh honey, vanilla, banana bread, roasted nuts, cinnamon, sweet tobacco, and wet clay. The palate has more croissant, banana bread, apricot, peach, honey, milk chocolate, roasted nuts, and nearing the finish some cinnamon, moss, and clay.
This is one of the prettiest mezcals that I have had. The nose is so aromatic. It fills the air with this smell reminiscent of a nice cigar and a soft bready sweetness. The palate follows as

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