N.V. Germain-Robin Fine Alambic Brandy Lot 25

Pinot Blend

  • USA
  • California

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  • sweetstuff wrote: 90 points

    November 5, 2010 - Germain-Robin Brandies are made somewhat after the manner of fine Cognac but in California, with mixtures of grape varieties--Pinot noir, Chenin blanc, Gamay Beaujolais, French Colombard, and other varieties 'for balance'. Produced by an alambic still in small batches. Forty percent abv. $40/750 ml. Sherry (one year) and other casks.

    T-cork. Fairly rich color.

    Notes of caramel, lacquer, resin, and straight Bourbon vanilla, with a full, resonant, sweetly fruity nose with a gentle fennel presence, with a touch of sherry oxidation overtone.

    Full-bodied on entry, showing deep extract and a vanillin sweetness, with a fermented hay note. Very gentle spirits burn and a full finish showing touches of wood. In style much like an XO Bois Blanc from an artisanal producer, but perhaps just a little more varietal character peeks through. Excellent value and can be had by shopping for less. A fine aperitif/digestif but with enough body to stand up to nuts and sweets if desired.



  • gesusser commented:

    1/1/18, 5:29 AM - where did you find this?

  • sweetstuff commented:

    1/1/18, 8:12 PM - Of late, Pappa Joes, Richmond,
    , I high hub hi

  • gesusser commented:

    1/2/18, 7:48 AM - TY..I used to live in Dayton back in the 1980's & made a few runs over to Richmond; My good friend who I noted some time back, Malcolm MacLeod is from Tipp City; He was on local TV.,.started with Phil Donahue & then went on to kids program..Duffy the Dog..Clubhouse 22

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