Cardenal Mendoza Solera Gran Reserva
|Region||Spain, Jerez / Sherry / Manzanilla|
Appearance: Dark mahogany, luminous, transparent, gleaming. Aroma: Round, clean, elegant, reminders of wine, distinguished, with hints of raisins and plums. Taste: Well-balanced, smooth, perfectly rounded, with traces of old mahogany.
No wallflower, this one. The intensity of the bouquet starts right with the pour as waves of prunes and raisins rise from the glass; air contact stirs deeper aromas, most notably orange rind, peppermint and roasted nuts. This rich, heavyweight brandy features layers of flavor, including cocoa, toffee, caramel, cream Sherry and oaky vanilla. Finishes as large and robust as it started.