Spirits

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

Pinot Blend

  • USA
  • California
Drink between 2015 - 2040 (Edit)
CT92.5 2 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 2

  • gr8penut Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 17, 2019 - Great stuff, even in the summer. If you can still find it, buy it!

  • 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.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type Spirits
  • Producer Germain-Robin
  • Varietal Pinot Blend
  • Designation Fine Alambic Brandy Lot 25
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California

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  • In Cellars 7 (58%)
  • Consumed 5 (42%)

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