Brandy Millesimato 1988 (Brandy Aged 21 Years with Selected Tuscan Tobacco)
If this was already the feather in the cap of Villa Zarri, Brandy Millesimato 1988 21 years old (vintage brandy) is now a cut above what it was. It is based on a blend of brandies of the same year, namely 1988: Trebbiano Toscano wine was selected as distilled starting material with a discontinuous method and by means of a Charentais alembic. Time, a well-balanced use of small oaken barrels and a magic microclimate make this brandy an exceptional product.
This brandy, which was already top-class was then integrated, by means of brewing, with selected Kentucky tobacco grown in Tuscany. The result is a new product, a refined companion of the ritual of slow smoking: cigar smoking. Not just a brandy, but a “cigar to drink” or rather “drinking tobacco,” as tobacco consumption used to be described in the 16th century.
Beautiful, deep amber color with golden reflections. Intense and persistent aromas of rich tobacco, cocoa bean and leather on a background of old, sweet vanilla. Finishes in fruity notes of plums, dates and dry figs.
Taste reveals a vibrant richness which is deep, round and smooth. Forceful but not aggressive. This is a spirit of full body; warm, persistent entry leading to spicy Kentucky tobacco and nicotine aromas with fruity notes in support.