Caramel, peaches and citrus on the nose follow through to a full flavoured palate of dried fruit, spices, raisins and a subtle nuttiness. The finish is long and warming with a lingering sweetness. All VSOP grade Cape Brandy must be matured in oak barrels for at least 5 years. The brandy used in Oude Molen VSOP is often older than this, making it an exceptional example of the VSOP grading. The French Cognac equivalent for VSOP is 3 years minimum.
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The candied orange in the dark chocolate lifts the citrus notes of the VSOP Cape Brandy and the bitterness of the dark chocolate gently enhances its nutty flavour. The resultant swallow is soft and sweet, a perfect match for a perfect Cape Brandy.R540.00
The pinnacle of the range though, and recently benefiting from a stunning packaging overhaul is the Joseph Barry 10 year old cape potstill brandy. Made with the same grape combination as the 5 year old, the extra long aging and more traditional potstill bottling strength of 38% make this a simply superb product. Lots of fruit, and vanilla, and noticeably different to the 5year old, made with exactly the same grapes.R1 075.00
The Joseph Barry Traditional Cape Pot Still Brandy and sons, is however a more rounded product, and has clearly benefited from the extra aging. With a 50/50 split between Colombar and St Emilion grapes, the nose profile is much more traditional of Cape pot still brandy, with the classic dried fruit and peaches coming through. Still bottled at 40% abv it is rounder and smoother than the 3 year old, but still a bit sharp on the swallow, perhaps from the higher alcohol percentage.R525.00
Oude Molen Solera Grand Reserve is created in the true Spanish tradition using exactly 54 specially selected casks.R475.00