Lepanto Solera Gran Reserva
Gonzalez-Byass Lepanto // Jerez, Spain
Lepanto brandies are all distilled and aged in Jerez (many of them are only aged there). This is distilled using Palomino grapes and are aged in a solera system that formerly held Tio Pepe fino sherry with an average age of 9 years. The brandy is then further aged an additional 3 years in ex-Matusalem Oloroso sherry casks.
SpanishBrandy distilled in Spain, with Brandy de Jerez being the most common type. Brandy de Jerez is typically produced from the Airén grape from La Mancha and can be either column-distilled or pot-distilled. Must be aged in the Jerez region, though typically distilled elsewhere. It must be aged in oak that has previously held sherry wine and is usually aged in a Solera system.
"The nose is full of sweet aromas like Raisinettes, baking spices and marshmallows. The oloroso sherry notes are more prominent on the nose with a nutty, dry flavor. The brandy is tart and lively and despite the sweet aromas, the finish is dry, warming and on the bitter side."