This Manzanilla has been aged for 8 years before bottling, making it a ‘Pasada’ style. The extra ageing on a ‘pasada’ builds complexity, body and adds a hint of oxidation as the veil of ‘flor’ begins to thin. It is also an ‘En Rama’ or ‘raw’ manzanilla meaning the wine has been bottled straight from the cask with no fining or filtration to preserve the body and freshness. The ‘Pastora’, or ‘shepherdess’, was the first Manzanilla brand launched by Barbadillo in 1827. The brand was resurrected in 2014 to launch this wine – Barbadillo’s finest Manzanilla.Barbadillo
Blandy’s 10 year old Malmsey is fined and does not require decanting. It is a superb accompaniment to dessert dishes, especially fruit, cakes, rich chocolate puddings and cheeses. It has been bottled ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.
“The non-vintage 10-Year-Old Malmsey has an introspective, marmalade, fig and burnt sugar-scented bouquet that gently unfurls in the glass. The palate is very well-balanced, with a viscous entry that lacquers the mouth. The acidity is very well-judged, lending the finish a sense of poise and tension that neatly counterbalances the richness and precocity. This is very well-made.” 90 points (Robert Parker Wine Advocate)
Discarded Spirits are like the Wombles of the spirit world - ‘making good use of the things that we find, things that the everyday folk leave behind’!
Here's what they say about their Cascara Vermouth -
When coffee producers extract a bean from the coffee berry they discard what’s left, the fruit. The fruit is called Cascara, it’s deep red in colour, rich and fruity in flavour. In other words, the perfect heart of our unique sweet vermouth. What others have wasted, we have welcomed and made our distinguishing feature.
On the nose, Discarded Sweet Cascara Vermouth is deep, rich and aromatic with an easy natural warmth. The taste is full and sweet, the indulgent fruity notes merge with the characteristic bitter notes of Vermouth which dominate the clean, lingering finish.
Best served straight over ice, long with tonic for instant refreshment. For an interesting new dimension in a classic mix in a Negroni, Boulevardier or a Manhattan cocktail.
Cultivated, harvested, vinified, elaborated, aged and bottled at the Chateau.
Grape varieties : 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Patiently aged at least five years in 225 L French oak casks.
Tasting notes of the Winemaker :
Beautiful amber color with golden tints, it offers a powerful aromatic nose, with subtle hints of ripe yellow fruits like apricot, honey and raisins, spice and flowers, oranges !
It is pleasantly sweet and refreshing with a great harmony between grape flavours and Cognac aromas.
Intense, elegant and distinguished, this Pineau is the inimitable meeting of roundness and elegance that makes it one of the most famous ambassadors of its appellation.
Always served chilled, the Pineau d’Orignac is not only delicious as an aperitif ; it is also excellent with meals and desserts and very good with cheese too.
- Yvan Meyer (Vinificateur and Oenologist)
The original recipe of Giulio Cocchi calls for the use of herbs such as Cinchona and rhubarb which lightly colour of brown the beautiful clear wine. In order to emphasize its amber tone, the addition of sugar browned on fire emphasizes its amber tone, giving together with colour also a special note to the taste. crunchy and cotton candy able to round all the bitter tastes without using vanilla.
A thrilling vermouth, rich in sensations. among the herbs and the aromatizing spices, Artemisia and citrus are the protagonists with their balanced bitter and citrusy notes which characterize Cocchi style.
A rich taste with vibrant notes of cocoa and bitter orange. From the infusion of some noble and balsamic woods, we have in the end light aromas of camphor and rosemary notes. Among the minor ingredients, herbs and woods with unique perfumes such as sandal, musk, myrrh and nutmeg.