St Agnes Xo Imperial 20Yo Brandy (700Ml)
1 or more bottles$199.00
Tim White97 points
Awarded Double Gold - 2015 Melbourne International Spirits Competition
Reminiscent of top-notch Armagnac, the persistence of flavour is truly outstanding. Plush and softly scented with enticing notes of walnut slice, dried apricot, prune and later sweeter hints of dates, raisin cake, vanilla and rancio. Light and vibrant on entry. Mid palate is medium dry, well rounded with pepper, dried apricot and more raisin cake emphasised at the finish. Ends dessert-like with prune, sweet spices (vanilla / clove) followed by raisin cake in the aftertaste.
"Having assessed these brandies in blind line-ups, which have included some of the most highly-regarded cognac and armagnacs in the world, I can't imagine that lovers of fine brandy would want to be without them." - Tim White in the Financial Review
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Critic Scores & reviews
"Massive depth here: creme brulee and crystallised bitter orange. A fabulously, complex palate: fruit and nut cake and perfectly-formed phenolics, which gives the 'grip' at the finish. Has a delightful, burnished patina about it, as well as concentrated flavour (this is, after all, 20 years in oak). Marvellous stuff, world-class brandy.”"
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About the brand St Agnes
Dr William Angove established a distillery in Renmark in 1910 with a plan was to make a plain spirit for fortifying wine. In 1925, William’s son Carl decided to create a new style of Australian brandy that was lighter and more delicate than anything previously produced. That same year, Carl travelled to Cognac to learn from the world’s best. His passion to do one thing brilliantly became our passion. His ambition to show the world another face of Australian produce excellence became the ambition of St Agnes distillery.
Every year since 1925, the St Agnes Distillery and Barrels Halls have been carefully and characterfully handcrafting brandy that is a testament to the rewards of time, age, ambition and craft. The recent XO releases have taken the world by storm winning Double Gold at the Melbourne International Spirits Competition for their XO Grand Reserve-40 Y.O. and their St Agnes XO Imperial-20 Y.O.