Brandy Ximénez-Spínola Diez Mil Botellas



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1.5 kg
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Distilling Pedro Ximénez is not easy. Extracting the nuances of the aromas from it and making them remain in a Castaño barrel seems atypical. However, the most complicated thing is to make the silkiness of the toasts and the memory of the raisins integrate with the alcohol. Here is the result.

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Volume 75cl
Spirit Brandy
Country Spain
Alcohol content 40,0%
Contains case Yes
Grape Pedro Ximénez

Distilled from the wines of their House, which is part of the first phase of the aging process of the rest of the brandies they make. Once distilled from Pedro Ximénez, the extracted alcohols are aged in 750-litre Castaño wooden barrels, which have been previously seasoned with our Pedro Ximénez raisin wine.

Chestnut was the basic wood for cooperage in Jerez, before 1939, the date on which deforestation caused by the civil war forced it to be replaced by American Oak. This distillate remains for a minimum of 12 years in Castaño barrels, before being bottled. In other words, we are facing the distillate that is as similar as possible to the Brandy that was drunk in Spain until the middle of the 20th century. Honestly nobody does, to this day, any similar elaboration.

The particularity of Chestnut is that it is a wood that does not provide excessive astringent notes. Its flavors and aromas are basically oxidation, being so respectful of the original product, that it even helps the aromatic and taste memory of the Pedro Ximénez grape itself to survive.

It is an amber-colored distillate, clean, bright and particularly pale, without rims thanks to the neutrality of the Chestnut. Its not excessively intense color contrasts with its 12-year aging and is proof that the wood has been extremely respectful in all phases of the tasting, including the visual one.

On the nose it is intense but not heavy, with aromas reminiscent of raisins and plums, typical of the vinification of our Pedro Ximénez barrels as it ages. The persistence of the aroma does not come from the wood and is basically due to oxidation, being an elegant fragrance with a non-aggressive intensity.

On the palate it maintains a serene balance, allowing the quality of the original aged wine distillate to be appreciated. Subtle aftertaste of natural sweetness that helps to smooth the alcoholic edges, until they are almost imperceptible. It maintains intense touches of an enveloping wood that does not add bitterness and makes it especially pleasant on the palate. It invites you to continue drinking as it does not burn your throat either despite its 40º alcohol level.

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