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Real Minero Espadin, Largo, Tripon, Barril

Real Minero Ensamble is a rich expression that is packed with herbal notes, smoke, and hints of fruit. It was rested in glass for 10 years before bottling.

About this mezcal

Real Minero Espadin, Largo, Tripon, Barril is made by Edgar Angeles in Santa Catarina Minas. The very first batch bottled under Mezcal Real Minero was produced in 2004 by Don Lorenzo Angeles (Edgar’s father). The portions of different agaves all play a part in defining this mezcals unique flavor profile. This is a rich expression that is packed with herbal notes, smoke, and hints of fruit. Certain batches are rested in glass for 10 years before bottling.

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

4.25 out of 5


Joe

Joe

27 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Batch R170-02, 2015 harvest. Angeles Carreno family. 51.2%. Tried at Mayahuel. Sweet caramel aroma with a rich vegetal flavor that brings me back to Oaxaca. A flavor I would almost describe as round, maybe that is mouth feel. Some kind of tanginess comes toward the end. Overall, despite the high alcohol, this doesn’t blow my head off, suspect that is the age, as I think this one is aged on glass– or anyway it was near the bottom of the bottle. Lots of plant like-herbal?-flavors that I can’t place. Probably the best mezcal I’ve had, notwithstanding that description. . .

Batch R170-02, 2015 harvest. Angeles Carreno family. 51.2%. Tried at Mayahuel. Sweet caramel aroma with a rich vegetal flavor that brings me back to Oaxaca. A flavor I would almost describe as round, maybe that is mouth feel. Some kind of tanginess comes toward the end. Overall, despite the high alcohol, this doesn’t blow my head off, suspect that is the age, as I think this one is aged on glass– or anyway it was near the bottom of the bottle. Lots of plant like-herbal?-flavors tha

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Mymic87

Mymic87

13 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Nose: Black Pepper, Earth, Kiwi, Gooseberry, rock salt, mashed apple and pear, apricots, peaches the perfect balance of fruit, spice and earth and something bitter and botanical I can’t put my finger on.

Taste: Apples, Pears, Baked Clay, Tonic water, juniper berries. Not as complex as the nose would suggest.

Comment: Little disappointing taste considering the complexity of the nose, great stuff never the less.

Tyler

Tyler

415 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Very clean on the nose with light aromas of clay-vanilla. Velvet on the palate. The delicate karwinskii flavors are strong here and well-supported by the espadin. I’ve never tasted nor seen mezcal with Tripon agave anywhere aside from this Real Minero so I’m not sure how to pick out the flavor it of. The barril and largo are very nice. The flavors are incredibly clean and well-defined with notes of vanilla, fresh-cut grass, and marshmallow. Bottle 162/781, Lot 001 from 2004.

Jonny

Jonny

443 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Lot 1 from 2004. Bottle #162/781. Very warm and buttery on the nose with aromas of green apple, nutmeg, and a touch of wet grass. Though this mezcal is distilled in clay pots, there’s little-to-no clay aromas or flavor notes. The flavor is well balanced and clean with subtle notes of green pepper, fresh cut grass, and ground pepper. This bottle gets a lot of hype and it’s worth the hype. If you see this bottle, it’s definitely worth trying.

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