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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: (4 reviews)
Cost:$$$$
Brand:Real Minero Mezcal
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 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

3.88 out of 5

Tyler

Tyler

532 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 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

17 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year 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

323 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 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

537 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 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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