A brandy over 25 years old… complex but amiable.
This brandy is the upshot of blending excellent distillates called holandas and spirits (aguardientes), aged for years in American oak barrels that previously contained oloroso sherry, currently more than twenty-five years old on average.
It is classified as Solera Gran Reserva, although this designation does not contribute much to the ageing of our products, as it is granted to any brandy that certifies an ageing of more than three years. Today, it continues to be aged in American oak barrels that formed part of the soleraje of our VORS Tradición Oloroso wine.
The complexity of this brandy is well-known, but its amiability, both in nose and mouth, makes it a very tempting yet simple drink for people not initiated in brandy appreciation. The spicy bouquets – with cloves and nutmeg – toasty notes from noble old wood, roasted and pipe tobacco, with a heart of liqueur chocolate, invite you to sample it.
It is a good companion for dark chocolate, medium to strong Havana cigars and nuts. For bolder tastes, it is highly recommendable with certain types of cheese, like Idiazábal. The ideal temperature for tastings during winter is from 16ºC to 18ºC, but we recommend against serving it in a brandy snifter to avoid the concentration of alcohol. If possible, a tulip glass would be ideal and, if not, a Burgundy red wine-style glass.