Thursday 22 June 2017
Brandy Veragua Solera Reserva 38%, Álvaro Domecq
AppearanceDeep walnut to amber with bright copper highlights.
NoseFull, quite powerful and forthcoming yet serious and complex with a full array of aromas: wood, caramelised walnuts, toasted almond, old Oloroso, dried orange peel and traces of hickory, pasas and vanilla.
PalateA gentle sweetness greets the palate followed by all the above aromas in a lovely harmony which gradually opens out giving a full bodied, quite intense brandy with its own individual sophisticated character and very good length.
CommentsThis excellent brandy is made from 95% Airen and 5% Palomino grapes and is aged for at least five years in both 250 litre barrels and 500 litre butts, all previously seasoned with mostly Oloroso and a little PX. It would appear to consist mainly of holandas, which would explain the quality. The bodega offers another brandy, the Duque de Veragua Solera Gran Reserva.
Price11.25 euros, Licores Corredera