Cardenal Mendoza Solera Gran Reserva Brandy de Jerez
Spanish — Jerez, Spain
Tasted February 28, 2021
Nose is almost rum-like: toffee, brown sugar, some banana, deep dried fermented grapes and figs with some nuttiness, reminiscent of a fig newton. Texture is thick and smooth, with taste of cocoa-dusted fig newtons battling with rich raisiny sherries. The sensation of the alcohol itself hits late, slowly coating the throat like a rich old-timey cough syrup. Finishes with a touch of mint. Very good! Punches WAAAY above its weight for 40% ABV. I want to drink this when I'm sick. I think it'd do a better job than Robitussin.
49.0 USD per Bottle