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Real Minero Largo

Real Minero Largo is made with agave Largo, which is similar or synonymous with Tobaziche, depending on the community and local nomenclature.

Rating: (17 reviews)
Brand:Real Minero Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O37X
Mezcalero:Don Lorenzo Angeles, Edgar Angeles
Agave:Largo
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 48%
Age of plant: 14 years
Website: http://realminero.com.mx/
About this mezcal

Real Minero Largo is made with 100% agave Largo, which is a member of the Karwinskii family, and is known for it’s high salinity.  The Real Minero Largo is peppery with notes of peanuts and coconut. It’s one of the finer mezcals on the market and it is reportedly the favorite of Graciela, who runs Real Minero operations.

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.

17 reviews

4.9 of out 5 stars


Spirit_Chaser

Spirit_Chaser

6 reviews
5 days ago

Batch No. RML-07, 48.9% abv
Right off the bat there is roasted peanuts on the nose. Along with the peanuts, I picked up coconut, lime, slightly floral, slightly vegetal, and slightly minty. The aromas are very nuanced and delicate. Taste is equally nuanced and balanced to a tee. Vegetal like fresh lightly roasted greens, spearmint and wintergreen minty notes, there is a citrus element poking through, some tropical notes….there is lots going on here but it’s all so delicate and nuanced showing off the superb talents of the mezcalero. Very creamy mouthfeel and the minty and vegetal finish goes on for what feels like days on end. I can’t get enough of this finish! Also, if you happen to burp, it tastes like peanuts. This is a superbly crafted mezcal and is dangerously smooth. I can’t say enough about this mezcal and look forward to seeing how the spirit evolves during the lifespan of my bottle. 5/5 stars without reservation.

Batch No. RML-07, 48.9% abv
Right off the bat there is roasted peanuts on the nose. Along with the peanuts, I picked up coconut, lime, slightly floral, slightly vegetal, and slightly minty. The aromas are very nuanced and delicate. Taste is equally nuanced and balanced to a tee. Vegetal like fresh lightly roasted greens, spearmint and wintergreen minty notes, there is a citrus element poking through, some tropical notes….there is lots going on here but it’s all so delicate and nu

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Cortez

Cortez

11 reviews
2 months ago

RML-05, 2016 by Don Lorenzo. Salted peanuts on the nose. First sip is very savory and then it really opens up. Pine and maple syrup, and then toasted coconut. The creaminess and finish lasts for days!

2 months ago

Lot: RML- 05? (a bit hard to read)
14 year Largo distilled in 2016. 492 litre production. Solid 4.5 mezcal.
Aromas of toasted coconut and smoked paprika. Palate is floral with a touch of sweetness that is very very well balanced considering the 50.5% ABV.

Rorschach

Rorschach

14 reviews
3 months ago

Smooth structure

Rakhal

Rakhal

89 reviews
3 months ago

Rml-06. People really seem to love this one. I wanted to like it but my girlfriend and I both found it mediocre. Nail polish remover, clay dust, jasmine flower. Thin body, not at all creamy, short finish.

jgerdes

jgerdes

7 reviews
4 months ago

2016 Harvest. Bottle no.198/302

Mineral taste, orange tang, pepper, spices, vegetable, oily.

Long mint finish. Superb.

Chris

Chris

36 reviews
4 months ago

Lote RML-08 bottle 19 /262 Dec 2017, Edgar Angeles Carreno. Dates, figs, and an incredible aftertaste that really does go on forever. I also get sticks in wet snow. The sweetness is complemented by the bitterness of burnt orange and oil of bergamot.

Update from Feb 11 above – alarmingly good.

Eazy

Eazy

2 reviews
5 months ago

Very soft and smooth. Light vegetate smell, and a little bit of a mintish taste. Very unique. It’s quite rare, but if you have the opportunity to try it or buy a bottle, DO IT!

6 months ago

From my Mezcal Masterclass on Karwinskii.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

109 reviews
7 months ago

One of the best mezcals ive ever had. Deep, full bodied, complex, oily, smokey, but not overpowering. Wish I bought another bottle. An awesome finish that goes for days. Wow

thamthong

thamthong

47 reviews
10 months ago

best example of clay influence i’ve encountered. deep green and perfectly rounded. glorious finish.

razorbackmike

razorbackmike

92 reviews
1 year ago

yes!it lived up to all the five star reviews!the nose was slight,sweet with mint.my first impression on entry was a bite of gingerbread,mid-way opened to agave and honey.the finish was soft notes of pine and smoke.no hint of harshness and very balanced.exceptional treat!

COak

COak

56 reviews
2 years ago

Unique. Smells of fresh greens with a bit of sweetness. Smoothness is unparalleled. Had it fresh off the still at Real Minero in Oaxaca. It went down like water.

Jonny

Jonny

315 reviews
2 years ago

Lot RML-05. Bottle 204/616. Absolutely incredible. Dangerously soft and balanced. Aromas of dried dates, straw, and lilac. The palate matches the aromas with strong vegetal notes and hints of fresh tropical fruit that finish softly and hang in mouth.

fstraat

fstraat

1 review
2 years ago

Smooth

Soxfan

Soxfan

1 review
2 years ago

Brilliant stuff! Resonates on the palate. Rich mouthfeel. Unlike any other mezcal I have ever tasted. 01/168.
Update, May 4, 2019: Two years later, and still magnificent. This bottle is absolutely extraordinary. Wonderful and very long-lasting finish.

Tyler

Tyler

292 reviews
3 years ago

Soft pine on the nose. Bright. Vegetal mint. A unique and rare spirit. Grape skin, warmth. Batch 001, 168 bottles.

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