Mendoza Gran Reserva
From sunny Spain, the Cardenal Mendoza Solera Gran Reserva is aged using the Solera system, which they say produces a brandy with an average age of 15 years. We like to think there might have been a time where someone misheard their manager and aged the brandy next to a stack of Solero ice-creams, but, we fear this is probably unlikely.
Rich with sherry notes
Not olorosso flavoured!
Best I've ever tasted,smooth rich flavor; not raspy on the way down. Make an excellent: "España en llamas".
3rd January 2015
The review below is inaccurate; the brandy is dark and rick with raisin and nut notes - but this comes from ageing in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks (I have had a personal tour of the bodega).
4th December 2014
This is an amazing brandy, dark and flavoured with sherry from olorosso casks.
19th November 2014
A solid brandy. Very reminiscent of sherry in both the nose and taste. Quite smooth