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Real Minero Largo, Tobala

Real Minero Largo, Tobala is made in the beautiful town of Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca, by maestro mezcalero Edgar Angeles.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Cost:$$$$
Brand:Real Minero
NOM:NOM-O37X
Mezcalero:Edgar Angeles
Maguey:Largo, Tobala
Agave:Karwinskii, Potatorum
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 52.48%
Website: https://realminero.com.mx/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Real Minero Largo, Tobala is made with 57% Maguey Largo (agave Karwinskii) and 43% Maguey Tobala (agave Potatorum). Maestro Edgar Angeles Carreno hand-mashed the agave in a stone pit, fermented them with well water, and double distilled in Filipino style clay pot stills. The batch produced in April/May of 2019 produced just 212 liters.

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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6 reviews

4.08 out of 5

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

471 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Nose – A burst of clay. Rose water. Raw artichoke.

Palate – An absolute lamb (heat wise) for nearly 53% – wow, crazy gentle! Celery sticks. M&Ms. Soft clay. Light salt in the finish to go with everything else. This is impressive as hell! Edgar, you beeeeeauty!!!

jmehrk35

jmehrk35

35 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Bottle No: 134/282
Batch No: ARMLT-03
Harvest: 2019
52.48% ABV
57% Largo
43% Tobala
Master Palenquero: Edgar Angeles Carreño
Initial nasal impact is drying with slight prickle.
Raw cashews, honey and clay are first noticed on the aroma, followed by some smoked, ripe tropical fruit.
Generous alcohol and buttery mouthfeel. Initial flavor impact is sweet and drying.
Clay, eucalyptus, honey (especially on the retro hale) and honeysuckle dominate. This is well balanced. Complex/interesting enough to keep me pouring through multiple copitas. Not terribly complex, but can not find any faults.
The retro hale also accentuates the 52.48abv, otherwise you would think it was around 43-45%. I expected to be able to pick out the Tobala and the Largo, but I can’t. I guess therefore, it can be considered a very good ensemble. Does the Largo knock down the tobala sweetness?
Overall impression is very satisfying. Have not been disappointed with any Real Minero bottle so far.

Bottle No: 134/282
Batch No: ARMLT-03
Harvest: 2019
52.48% ABV
57% Largo
43% Tobala
Master Palenquero: Edgar Angeles Carreño
Initial nasal impact is drying with slight prickle.
Raw cashews, honey and clay are first noticed on the aroma, followed by some smoked, ripe tropical fruit.
Generous alcohol and buttery mouthfeel. Initial flavor impact is sweet and drying.
Clay, eucalyptus, honey (especially on the retro hale) and honeysuckle dominate. This is well balanced. Complex/interesting enough to

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Tyler

Tyler

579 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars12 months ago

Middle of the road for me. Got excited by karwinskii-potatorum agave combo which has yielded incredible mezcales from copper-distilling producers in Miahuatlan. I’m not getting the distinct flavors of the two agaves. There is a compact mashup of nuts, clay, and smoked agave. It reminds me of the smells of the Real Minero palenque (in a good way). For me, it is not unique and not worth the high price. However, it is still a decent representation of Minas mezcal and one my partner really enjoys. Batch ARMLT-03. Bottle 139/282. 52.48%. Austin Shaker exclusive.

Middle of the road for me. Got excited by karwinskii-potatorum agave combo which has yielded incredible mezcales from copper-distilling producers in Miahuatlan. I’m not getting the distinct flavors of the two agaves. There is a compact mashup of nuts, clay, and smoked agave. It reminds me of the smells of the Real Minero palenque (in a good way). For me, it is not unique and not worth the high price. However, it is still a decent representation of Minas mezcal and one my partner really enj

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Soxfan

Soxfan

18 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Edgar Angeles has distilled two of my favorite agaves and produced an ensemble that is really quite remarkable. Layer after layer after layer of flavor after flavor after flavor, resulting in a sensory treat that will linger on your palate and in your mind.
Bravo! Batch ARMLT-03 from 2019 harvest. Bottle 247/282 52.48% ABV.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

362 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Exactly what Jonny said. Wasnt incredible, but didnt have many, if any drawbacks. Not mad I bought the bottle in the least

Jonny

Jonny

603 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Batch ARMLT-03. Bottle 139/282. 52.48%. Aromas of peanuts, cream, and cashews. Full bodied. Not a knock-your-socks-off batch but still amazing. Like The War on Drugs, A Deeper Understanding album, mellow yet nuanced, delicate, and deep.

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