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Real Minero Espadin, Barril, Largo, Mexicanito

Real Minero Espadin-Barril-Largo-Mexicanito is a limited release in a series of recent Ensamble mezcals coming from mezcalero Edgar Angeles.

About this mezcal

Real Minero Espadin-Barril-Largo-Mexicanito is made with 31% maguey Espadin, 29% Barril, 28% Largo, and 12% Mexicanito (Rhodacantha). The agave are cooked in an underground pit oven, fermented with open-air yeasts, and double distilled in small clay pot stills. This is a limited release from Real Minero mezcalero Edgar Angeles.

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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4.5 out of 5

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229 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Lot RM4N-01. 31% Espadin 29% Barril 28% Largo 12% Mexicanito. Creamy milk chocolate on the nose and on the tongue. The Largo and Mexcanito shine through. Hints of Texas brisket on the pallet.



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Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Cant go wrong with any of the last 4 or 5 Real Minero Ensambles

Flavors are all over the place, but really well integrated. This mezcal takes you on a tour of Oaxaca… one sip gets you farther than any website, video, or book ever could



708 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Lote RM4N-01. Aromas of chocolate, peanuts, and wet leaves. Tastes of chocolate oranges, kale, pickled carrots, kimchi, and red pepper. Pricey but totally worth it. This is really nice.

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