Bodegas Valdespino Brandy de Jerez Solera Gran Reserva, Jerez (85 proof)
Item Number: 15057
Sub Region: Jerez
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Grapes (100% Holandas)
Type: Spirits - Brandy
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 42.5
This outstanding Brandy de Jerez is the product of a solera with a very limited number of butts laid down by the Valdespino family in 1842. It was intended for the exclusive enjoyment of the family and friends of the firm. Since its creation it has continued aging in the darkness of the Valdespino bodega in Jerez and had never before been put on the market until its launch in 2016 when it was presented as a part of the Valdespino Rare Spirits Collection. This is a Brandy de Jerez Solera Gran Reserva with an average age of over 30 years, which has aged in sherry butts that previously contained finos and amontillados from the noblest soleras of Valdespino.
About Solera Gran Reserva Brandy: Brandy de Jerez is classified into three categories: Solera, Solera Reserva, and Solera Gran Reserva. In order to be classified as Solera Gran Reserva, a brandy must be 100% holandas and aged for an average of 10 years, with a minimum aging of three years. Holandas are pot still produced distillates that have an alcohol content (ABV) of between 40% and 70%. It is normally distilled once, although there are a few producers who double distill.
Batch Quantity: 3,000 bottles
Tasting Notes: The nose has intense oak and spicy notes, with a nutty and toffee background. It is warm and complex on the palate with hints of candied orange, noble wood, honey and hazelnut. The finish is very intense and long.