From Etude Wines comes this rich, highly aromatic wine lover’s brandy. Made with a blend of brandies aged on average over 20 years in French oak casks, look for Sherry-like dried fruit and honey flavors, finishing with a lingering and lightly boozy caramel note. Sipping brandy.
This 100% Pinot Noir brandy, from Etude winemaker Jon Priest, warms gently all the way down the gullet. A warm scent of caramel and candied oranges precedes a relatively dry palate, which shows fruit laced with leathery notes, finishing with crème brûlée, nutmeg and cardamom. Well-balanced, with just a little puckery tannin. Although it would be a shame to mix this…