Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Brandy Dios Baco Solera Gran Reserva 40%, Bodegas Dios Baco

Bright mahogany chestnut with gold and copper highlights.
Fresh crisp and quite fruity, good clean spirit with notes of oak, dried fruit, vanilla, caramel, toasted nuts, tobacco, and of course Oloroso, all enhanced by faint notes of exotic wood. The aroma is quite complex with plenty of character and charm.
Again crisp and fruity at the start followed by a slight caramel sweetness flavoured with dried fruits and vanilla. It is quite powerful but never loses focus and has virtually no aggressive tannins. The finish is very long and tasty. This is an excellent brandy.
Behind this magnificent label is an excellent brandy. It is one of two Solera Gran Reservas made at Dios baco. This one is aged in a solera of Oloroso butts and the other, Luis Enrique, in a solera of PX butts, so what is basically the same brandy ends up in two very different forms. I've heard this one referred to as Bodegón, but there is no mention of this on the label. It could have something to do with the solera's location. Anyway it is a jolly good brandy.
22.50 euros, Licores Corredera

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