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Real Minero Largo

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

Rating: (30 reviews)
Cost:$$$$
Brand:Real Minero Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O37X
Mezcalero:Don Lorenzo Angeles, Edgar Angeles
Maguey:Largo
Agave:Karwinskii
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 maguey Largo, which is a member of the agave Karwinskii family.  The Real Minero Largo can be peppery with notes of peanuts and coconut. It’s known by many as 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 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.

30 reviews

4.62 out of 5


Safetyline29

Safetyline29

4 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars7 days ago

Crazy upfront on the nose with loads of clay and acidic tones. Dried beef and hints of rosemary give a pleasant mouthfeel. You can really taste the dedication to the process with each warming sip. It finishes forever with celery salt, sweet cream and wet mineral stone. This product is a true delight, i visited the facility and was equally impressed by the cleanliness and production style.

Joe

Joe

27 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 weeks ago

50.64% ABV. Batch RML-010, 2018 harvest, avg maguey age-14yrs, clay pot still, ambient yeast, palenquero: Edgar Angeles Carreño. Had it at home. My wife picked up on a sweetness and refinement. I get a light woody smokiness up-front, which gets nuked by that enormous alcohol content. One I’ve worked through the heat, the lighter sweetness of the agave comes out. Still wrestling with the high alcohol. A drop of water brings out some sweet banana-like and earthy flavors and settles things down for me a little. Nearing the end of the glass, some more fruit flavors are coming out, with a granite undertone. A drop of water transforms the flavor, bringing it a roasty-sweetness, over an earthy fruitiness. Beet-like maybe.

50.64% ABV. Batch RML-010, 2018 harvest, avg maguey age-14yrs, clay pot still, ambient yeast, palenquero: Edgar Angeles Carreño. Had it at home. My wife picked up on a sweetness and refinement. I get a light woody smokiness up-front, which gets nuked by that enormous alcohol content. One I’ve worked through the heat, the lighter sweetness of the agave comes out. Still wrestling with the high alcohol. A drop of water brings out some sweet banana-like and earthy flavors and settles things d

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Andy

Andy

23 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Edgar Angeles Carreno, 52.4%
Somewhat disappointed after reading all the great reviews and paying the price of the bottle.
This one is Filipino distill rather than clay, a sign that they’re trying to increase production perhaps?
Fairly muted nose of light fruit and metal.
Earthy palate, olive brine, white pepper finish.
It’s OK. Really wanted to like it more. I’m sure there are better batches but this hasn’t really worked for me.

stigibeu

stigibeu

32 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Two vintages here and both very good.

2013

Don Lorenzo, L-18

17 years

Sweetness-cantaloupe and melon on the nose. Fairly muted otherwise. Thicker on the palate with roasted agave, pepper. Then some brown sugar/cinnamon as it opens up, which is pretty cool. Perfume like as well. Easy finish. 4+/5

2019

Edgar Angeles Carreno, RML-11

14 years

More green and vegetal on the nose. Bright spring rain. Faint onion in background. More alive on palate in a similarly verdant way. Not like many other karwinskiis, and bordering on that tepextate profile that I enjoy so much. Further in, I’m getting some grape on the finish too. I love this one. 4.75/5

Two vintages here and both very good.
2013
Don Lorenzo, L-18
17 years
Sweetness-cantaloupe and melon on the nose. Fairly muted otherwise. Thicker on the palate with roasted agave, pepper. Then some brown sugar/cinnamon as it opens up, which is pretty cool. Perfume like as well. Easy finish. 4+/5
2019
Edgar Angeles Carreno, RML-11
14 years
More green and vegetal on the nose. Bright spring rain. Faint onion in background. More alive on palate in a similarly verdant way. Not like many other karwi

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TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy

99 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 months ago

RML-11. Grand immediate sweetness, that clay / white chocolate supports a big kiwi note that swells into something that grips the palate with minerality and that slightly acrid smoke, transforming into watermelon and white pepper on the finish. Incense notes linger most on the finish. Slightly acrid.

zeefarmer

zeefarmer

2 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Batch RML-07 (2017).
Nose: totally get toasted peanuts on the nose up front, but after a couple of sniffs out of a Glencairn, I swear I get some bubble gum/sweetness!
Palate: Very smooth! Dust, clay, a little bit of savory up front, giving way to some fruitiness (banana), with a minty/tingly finish.
Fantastic!

bumble

bumble

2 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Loved! After hearing so much about it, was excited to finally see/drink this while visiting SD @ cantina mayahuel. Wishing I could afford to drink a few more! Amazing stuff 😁

El_Roberto

El_Roberto

13 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Earthy and very smooth with some spice on the finish. For something that is 54% ABV a truly fantastic mezcal

Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper

8 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars11 months ago

Lot RML-07 from 2017 by Edgar Angeles Carreno. 427/766, 48.9% ABV.

All time favorite. Incredible nose of peanut candy and forest floor. Creamy, complex palate with more of those delicious peanut candy notes, but also dried fruit, citrus, pine and mint. Jam packed with flavor while maintaining a great balance of sweet and savory. Unbelievably long finish that lasts for minutes with peanut, coconut, pine, and a hint of minerality. Unique karwinskii and a desert island mezcal for me.

SpencerS

SpencerS

13 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars12 months ago

Having read reviews of this mezcal before I bought a bottle, my expectations were sky high but this spirit definitely delivered.

Nose: The nose is very warm and nutty – peanuts and ginger bread. There’s also notes of banana but more so the peal than the flesh. Very delicate, balanced and unique nose overall.

Palette: I’ve never had such a smooth mezcal. The feel is very oily and warm with very little burn. Banana shines through more on the palette than on the nose along with coconut that suits the oily mouthfeel.

The finish is long and bubblegum like.

This mezcal is sure to make an impression on both experienced and novice drinkers alike, particularly because of its unparalleled smoothness and depth. Can’t wait to try more from Real Minero

Having read reviews of this mezcal before I bought a bottle, my expectations were sky high but this spirit definitely delivered.
Nose: The nose is very warm and nutty – peanuts and ginger bread. There’s also notes of banana but more so the peal than the flesh. Very delicate, balanced and unique nose overall.
Palette: I’ve never had such a smooth mezcal. The feel is very oily and warm with very little burn. Banana shines through more on the palette than on the nose along wi

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BartFargo

BartFargo

21 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Batch RML-07, 48.9%
Nose: Warm peanut brittle oozes out of the bottle from the second the cork is pulled, but once in the glass there’s a chorus of green, floral and tropical scents: guava, pineapple, green coconut, banana, lime, eucalyptus, sage, ponderosa, and lily. Also a few crumbles of dry chalk, and an underlying earthiness of autumn leaves, smoked turkey and camembert which builds with time. A lot going on!

Palate: Rustically earthy with a big pile of wet leaves, pine branches, thyme and mushroom; but simultaneously sweet and floral with agave syrup, kiwi and elderflower. Crumbled peanut and hazelnut contribute to the medium-full, creamy mouthfeel.

Finish: At first turns bittersweet vegetal, with thyme, tarragon, citrus rind, cocoa, and clay. Some wisps of smoke then precede a sweet, earthy palette of peanut brittle, acorn squash, pinecone, sage and fallen leaves. Long length.

A fusion of earthy and verdant flavors can be found in many a thoughtfully made karwinskii distillate, but this one commands your full attention with its seductive twists and contrasts. The finesse with which this mezcal evolves from one balanced harmony of notes to the next pushes it into the top tier of all spirits for me.

Batch RML-07, 48.9%
Nose: Warm peanut brittle oozes out of the bottle from the second the cork is pulled, but once in the glass there’s a chorus of green, floral and tropical scents: guava, pineapple, green coconut, banana, lime, eucalyptus, sage, ponderosa, and lily. Also a few crumbles of dry chalk, and an underlying earthiness of autumn leaves, smoked turkey and camembert which builds with time. A lot going on!
Palate: Rustically earthy with a big pile of wet leaves, pine branches, thyme a

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juanquillo

juanquillo

8 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars1 year ago

This is a great mezcal but find it a bit higher price in mexico where I bought one bottle direct at de distillery without marbete six years ago.

Mansson

Mansson

71 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Lot RML-01, distilled 2014. Very green: pine, roasted bell pepper. Also orange zest and coconut-style sweetness. Well-balanced and easy to drink, but a bit short on the finish.

Spirit_Chaser

Spirit_Chaser

19 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars1 year 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

12 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years 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!

Wanderingspider

Wanderingspider

32 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years 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

27 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Smooth structure

Rakhal

Rakhal

182 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years 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.

RML-09. Creamy, menthol, white pepper, rosewater. Just ok.

jgerdes

jgerdes

7 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

2016 Harvest. Bottle no.198/302

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

Long mint finish. Superb.

Chris

Chris

40 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years 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
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years 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!

Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

102 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

From my Mezcal Masterclass on Karwinskii.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

200 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years 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
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

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

razorbackmike

razorbackmike

113 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 years 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

97 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 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

439 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 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
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Smooth

Soxfan

Soxfan

12 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars4 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

404 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars4 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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