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Real Minero Espadin y Largo

Real Minero Espadin y Largo has notes of fresh green herbs, orange blossoms, and wet clay. The two different agave make this feel balanced and round.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Brand:Real Minero Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O37X
Mezcalero:Don Lorenzo Angeles, Edgar Angeles
Maguey:Espadin, Largo
Agave:Angustifolia, Karwinskii
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 51.6%
Age of plant: 10-14 years
Website: https://realminero.com.mx, opens in new window
About this mezcal

Real Minero Espadin y Largo is an Ensamble of wild maguey Largo and cultivated maguey Espadin. This mezcal has been sold in Oaxaca for many years and is available in limited supply in the US and other markets. It’s traditionally produced in Santa Catarina Minas and it’s double-distilled in Real Minero’s signature clay pots. Both of the agave used in this mezcal are grown as part of Real Minero’s massive sustainability program.

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.

6 reviews

3.75 out of 5


meserole

meserole

68 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Buttery, herbal, creamy, but perhaps just a bit “pleasantly bland” compared to the more distinctive single-agave mezcals at Real Minero.

Tried this at the Real Minero palenque, so no bottle information unfortunately.

Soxfan

Soxfan

17 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Very smooth for its 51.8% ABV. Richly flavored, robustly lush, and delicious from start to finish. Quite excellent overall. BATCH RM2-01 from 2014.
Bottle 412/709.

Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

108 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

More fresh and fruity than other karwinskii’s I’ve had. Coming in at a nice 51.8%, very tasty, very smooth.

Tyler

Tyler

503 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Good but doesn’t impress me as much as the single-agave releases from Real Minero. This ensamble is soft and composed with notes of key lime pie, orange peel, and green honeydew. The finish is a bit dry. Didn’t catch the batch but tried it in the US so it is likely a more recent batch. 3 stars.

2021 update – found a bottle of batch R?2-01 from 2014. Bottle 624/709. 51.8% which seems a bit high for Don Lorenzo. At any rate, this is a great mezcal. Initial flavors are a strong mint and menthol. Almost of note of white Tic Tacs meet grape Jolly Rancher thing here. Finish is sour clay and charred wood. There is a lot of character and complexity here. 4 stars.

Good but doesn’t impress me as much as the single-agave releases from Real Minero. This ensamble is soft and composed with notes of key lime pie, orange peel, and green honeydew. The finish is a bit dry. Didn’t catch the batch but tried it in the US so it is likely a more recent batch. 3 stars.
2021 update – found a bottle of batch R?2-01 from 2014. Bottle 624/709. 51.8% which seems a bit high for Don Lorenzo. At any rate, this is a great mezcal. Initial flavors are a strong mi

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Squashplayer

Squashplayer

34 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

My first nose on this is a very smooth vanilla. Earthy taste in the mouth but still very smooth. I did not think this one was very hot tasting even at 51.8 ABV. Overall, very enjoyable and unique. Batch RM2-01/2014. Bottle 176/709

Jonny

Jonny

535 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Batch RM2-01 from 2014. Bottle 81/709. Very nice aromas of wet clay, humidity, and vanilla beans. This is thick and viscous. Really nice in the mouth. Well rounded with tastes of fresh fruit and soft malleable clay.

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