Brandy – Traditional Blend – 10 Years
The name “Traditional Blend” is due to the fact that traditionally the brandy made up of a mixture, or blend of various distillates of different years and ageings. The addition of various organoleptic characteristics in distillates makes the bouquet of the blended brandy much more harmonic and complete. They stem from a blend of various years and a range of brandies of different ageings. The number of years reported on the label refers to the most recent year present in the blend, in this case 10-years, although on average the mean ageing is higher than this.
Tasting notes of the 10-Year Traditional Blend by Luca Gardini (Chief Sommellier of Cracco Restaurant in Milan):
Ancient color, with topaz highlights shifting towards, a clear mahogany color. In its complex and fine bouquet, it is possible to identify pearl barley, sweet licorice and dried banana. As oxygenation evolves, a sensation of toasted pine kernel and soft toffee, with a vanilla ending, is sensed. When it enters the mouth it is sweet and soft, with taste sensations which remind of strawberry tree honey and candied orange, with persistent and clean ending. A brandy endowed with an extreme personality.