ST AGNES XO IMPERIAL 20YO BRANDY (700ML)

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Tim White
SKU
SAXO20YO10 UCAU
$199.00 Per item
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Bottle
700ml
$199.00 Per item
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
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

Scores & Reviews

97 / 100

Tim White

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.”