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|Consejo Regulador de las Denominaciones de Origen "Jerez-Xérès-Sherry" - "Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda" - "Vinagre de Jerez"|
This long-established bodega was founded in 1781 by Juan Sánchez Latorre. It is still in family hands and it is a matter of great pride that the work achieved by successive generations of the family has maintained the continuity of this slice of Jerez history located in the centre of the city at the heart of the Santiago neighbourhood.
This Solera Gran reserve Brandy is created from holandas distilled in pot stills and aged in American oak butts which had previously contained Pedro Ximénez for many years. The traditional Jerez solera and criadera system is used for Cardenal Mendoza, and consists of eight criaderas and the solera, which guarantee the age and quality of this fine brandy.
Deep mahogany with flecks of red, bright, transparent and luminous with hints of green at the rim. The dominant aromas are those of oak, black fruits such as plums, figs and raisins along with spices like vanilla, cinnamon, liquorice, tobacco and toasted notes of toffee, caramel and chocolate. There are also traces of varnish, lacquer and old mahogany which result from esters formed during the long period of oxidative ageing.
Immediately appealing on the palate, it is very smooth with an unctuous velvety feel which fills the mouth with warmth. It is well structured and well balanced without any rough edges and there is a harmony of nuances which linger persistently at the finish.
It can be enjoyed on its own, with ice or with a mixer, indeed it is perfect for any occasion.