2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Cardenal Mendoza Solera Gran Reserva Brandy de Jerez (Spain), 40% abv, $44.99

95
Extraordinary,
Ultimate Recommendation

Tasting Notes:

The dark mahogany color of this opulent brandy hints at its lush and silky flavors of baked vanilla bean, toasted cedar, and golden raisin. The mouthfeel is very impressive and coats the palate for a long finish of decadent flavors.

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Cocktail Recommendation:

Brandy Crusta: 2½ Stars, Delicious
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