Nose: Honey-dipped dark chocolate, coffee beans, light floral notes and rich oak.
Palate: Cigar box mustiness, figs, raisins and orange zest.
Finish: A long finish with hints of smoke.
Overall: Intensely enjoyable from the nose to the finish.
I have come to enjoy Metaxa's brandies very much and have drank and tasted them all from 5 star up to AEN which would be a 80 star or 80 year old. I must say all though the private reserve is very very nice the best in terms of purchasing one every 2 weeks is the 12 star grand Olympian reserve it ticks all of the Greek brandy boxes it has depth and sweet and ever so slightly brandy butter tones with that treacle or molasses taste on the back of the tongue and oaky toffee and just screams "I'm dangerous because I'm very very tasty and will get you drunk because I'm so moreish". Any Metaxa is worth buying and trying but you just see if you can find and buy 12 star grand Olympian reserve I will bet you can't for a good reason it's just that dumb good demand out paces supply !!!!
7th September 2014