Smoky caramel-mocha nose shows broom straw and bamboo, vanilla bean, graphite, tea biscuit, cardamom, cinnamon-apple, attic nutmeg and cilantro. Rich and chocolate-y mouthfeel with warm cinnamon heat is exemplary. First taste puts the dully oaken nose to shame for insufficient suggestion. This thing brings a support beam of heavy oak in abundance. Cedar, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, tobacco; the gangs all here. Coffee is the magnet in the middle; two sugars, black, a millisecond before the heavy cream and drizzled caramel. Buckwheat, buckthorn, and dried pineapple are the lightning in this dark storm. Add ginger and dried lime and a drop of Fernet Branca and you’ve nailed it. Don Quixote used to nip this for breakfast. #brandy #cardinalmendoza #spanishbrandy #brandydejerez #soleragranreserva #jerez #sanchezromatehermanos #sanchezromate #grapespirit — 15 days ago
This is beautiful, unfortified Palomino from Pago Macharnudo in Jerez. Aged with flor in neutral barrel for a year. Citrus, pineapple, dried flowers, seashells, and chalk. Full bodied. Incredibly unique. Boquerones would be a perfect match. Luis Perez has crafted an awesome wine. — 24 days ago
So much flavor. Great backbone. Tasty on its own, awesome in a cocktail with lemon and soda water. — 23 days ago
Dark amber. Hazelnuts, maple syrup.
Toasted, spicy notes. — 21 days ago
This wine was an absolute treasure, full bodied and well balanced, I picked up a bottle of the merlot Syrah because I loved it so much — 15 days ago
Prunes at first! Warmed up all the vegetal notes come through -- green peppers, black pepper. Stunning — 17 days ago
It always manages to flor me......
Akin to licking driftwood, in the best way possible. 🕺🏿 — 19 days ago
A very subtle dry one, perfect as a aperitif on a winter's day. — 21 days ago
First drink since finishing an antibiotic course and awaiting my root canal in a few weeks. This is zippy fresh but has enough of a bass note- it reminds of some of the amphorae matured trepat I’ve tried-so I stay interested. Also doesn’t shout summer wine. Blackberries, & compote, good balance between fruit & dry. Nicely done for about 19$. Jose Pastor importer — 4 days ago