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Real Minero Largo, Espadin, Coyota, Becuela, Tobala

Real Minero Largo, Espadin, Coyota, Becuela, Tobala is hand milled, fermented in open air with natural yeasts, and distilled in small clay pots.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Brand:Real Minero Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O37X
Mezcalero:Edgar Angeles
Agave:Becuela, Coyota, Espadin, Largo, Tobala
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 54%
Age of plant: 10-14 years
Batch size: 242 bottles
Release year: 2018
Website: https://realminero.com.mx/
About this mezcal

Real Minero Largo, Espadin, Coyota, Becuela, Tobala is an Ensamble made with 43% agave Largo (Karwinskii), 30% Espadin (Angustfolia), 12% Coyota (A. Sp – essentially uncategorized), 9% Becuela (Marmorata), and 6% Tobala. The black label of this mezcal indicates that it is an Ancestral Mezcal, while most of their other releases are Artisinal Mezcal. Essentially this means that rather than using a shredder to mill the cooked agave, they milled this batch by hand with mallets. While there are other stipulations to being considered Ancestral, the shredding of agave is the only reason Real Minero doesn’t call all of their mezcal Ancestral. Milling by hand rather than a shredder creates an enormous amount of (literally) back breaking work. This mezcal was distilled in December of 2017.

Real Minero Mezcal

Real Minero is considered 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.

5 reviews

4.8 of out 5 stars


Rakhal

Rakhal

95 reviews
4 months ago

Arm-01. Quite good. Citrus and funk. Orange peel, asiago cheese, wet earth. My favorite of the three Real Mineros I tried, but not a five for me.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

120 reviews
5 months ago

Absolutely cannot believe this is 54%. The other reviews are correct, this is fantastic. Supplants Barril/Cuishe ensamble as the best ensamble from RM. Palate is smooth and earthy, but the finish is the star of the show here. A myriad of skittles flavor along with some citrus and funk to round it out.

A top 5 mezcal for me

thamthong

thamthong

47 reviews
6 months ago

pure hedonistic bliss. lots going on to mull over but it’s delicious to the point of stunting intellectual engagement. i want a case.

Jonny

Jonny

324 reviews
8 months ago

Totally agree with Squashplayer’s analysis of this one. It’s super soft yet big and round and viscous. I get similar notes of cinnamon, leather, and some heavy notes of dark chocolate and dates. A bit of spearmint and more dark chocolate toward the end of the taste as well. This is deep and earthy. It’s like a wet jungle morning after a dew. This is a stellar ensamble!

Squashplayer

Squashplayer

26 reviews
8 months ago

Wow! When you consider all the labor that went into making this mezcal, it’s hard not to be in awe when first tasting it. This wonderful ensamblé starts off with sweet cinnamon and leather notes. Then comes the soft mint and fruit flavors. It finishes with a wet clay earthiness and subtle coffee aromas. There is a lot going on here with all the different unique agaves in this bland. Amazingly smooth with no burn despite a whopping 54% ABV. Congratulations Edgar Angeles Carreño, Don Lorenzo would be proud! Batch ARM-01,2017, 242 bottles

Wow! When you consider all the labor that went into making this mezcal, it’s hard not to be in awe when first tasting it. This wonderful ensamblé starts off with sweet cinnamon and leather notes. Then comes the soft mint and fruit flavors. It finishes with a wet clay earthiness and subtle coffee aromas. There is a lot going on here with all the different unique agaves in this bland. Amazingly smooth with no burn despite a whopping 54% ABV. Congratulations Edgar Angeles Carreño, Don Lor

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