Real Minero Mezcals
Real Minero is the brand of the Ángeles-family from Santa Catarina Minas. Being in fourth generation Mezcal-producers, father Don Lorenzo and son Eduardo work the distillery, while mother Doña Florentina is doing the bottling and daughter Graciela the marketing. The famous quality of the Mezcales Mineros comes from its distillation in earthenware pots, a tremendously laborious technique, which yields the most impressive spirits. Further peculiarities of Mineros are the use of different wild or cultivated agaves, which are distilled individually or composed in the mash. Often there are only 100 or 200 liters of these special batches produced. Genuine Mineros are surely among the best spirits in the world.
Real Minero Barril (Agave Karwinskii) Mexico 49.90% 750 ml 6
Nose: Smoked meats, chipotle, cocoa
Palate: Cinnamon, white pepper, clay, black tea, chili powder, manzania apple
This Real Minero Mezcal is made using the Barril variety of agave, which isn’t seen all that often. The name “barril” comes from how the plant looks – it’s sort of barrel shaped! The resulting spirit is rather interesting indeed, with full-bodied tropical fruit and vanilla notes, joined by a touch of minerals and smoke along the way. Lorenzo Angeles is the man behind Real Miero’s Mezcal, made with traditional techniques out in Santa Catarina Minas.
Real Minero Largo (Agave Karwinskii) Mexico 47.80% 750 ml 6
Nose: Thai Basil, coconut meat, sulfur
Palate: White pepper, high salinity, roasted peanuts, jalapeño
Real Minero Blend of 4 (Barril, Largo, Tripon, Espadin) Mexico 46.90% 750 ml 6
An ensemble of agave varieties go in to this Real Minero Mezcal, produced by Lorenzo Angeles in Santa Catarina Minas. Espadín, Largo, Tripón and Barril all have their place in developing the flavour profile of this Mexican spirit, which was rested in glass containers from 2004 to 2014. A rich expression, packed full of herbaceous tea, earthy smoke and a touch of fruit.
Real Minero Pechuga (distilled with fruits) Mexico 51.70% 750 ml 6
Nose: Dried Thyme, walnuts, prunes, and yellow raisins
Palate: Sweet prunes, mushrooms, mustard seed, bee pollen, and raisin
Real Minero Tobala (Potatorum) Mexico 49.50% 750 ml 6
Nose: White pepper, ripe banana, jalapeno, orange zest
Palate: Banana bread, coconut, and chipotle