Lepanto PX Solera Gran Reserva, Brandy de Jerez 36%

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Lepanto PX Solera Gran Reserva is a Brandy de Jerez produced by Sherry producer Gonzales Byass. Lepanto is unusual in that it is the only Brandy de Jerez produced exclusively from the Palomino Fino grape variety, the main grape variety used for Fino and Manzanilla Sherries. It is aged for longer than the Solera Gran Reserva and finished in Pedro Ximenez (PX), rather then Oloroso cask.

The origins of Gonzales Byass can be traced back to 1835 when by Manuel María González Angel, he was subsequently joined by his English agent Robert Blake Byass. The Byass family withdrew from the company in 1998 and company is owned and run by the 4th and 5th generation of the González family. Gonzales Byass have been at the forefront of Sherry production and their Tio Pepe brand became world-famous when it introduced its sombrero and guitar label in 1935.

As mentioned above, Lepanto Brandies are the only Brandy de Jerez made from 100% Palomino grapes grown in the Jerez regions. After vinification the wine is then double distilled in two Armagnac ‘Charentais’ or “pot” stills, which produce a fuller, richer spirit than column stills. Only the central part or heart of the alcohol spirit produced, discarding the heads and tails known as Holanda, is used. This is the purest and best quality spirit.

For the first nine years of its life the Lepanto PX Solera Gran Reserva  is aged for 12 years in 600 litre American oak casks previously used for the ageing of Tio Pepe. After 12 years the brandy is then aged for a further 3 years in the traditional “Criaderas and Solera” system in barrels, a system of fractional ageing, previously used for the ageing of the super sweet 30 year old Pedro Ximenez Noé. The final brandy has an average age 15 years and it is bottled as a Solera Gran Reserva. For over 25 years our Master Distiller Luis Trillo Gutierrez has been controlling each stage of the maturation and blending process. Bottled at 36% ABV.

Tasting Notes

The influence of the time spent in old Pedro Ximenez casks is evident in the Lepanto PX Solera Gran Reserva brandy. It shows a dark amber colour with mahogany tones. On the nose beautiful rich aromas of raisins and figs and notes of oak from the time spent in cask. On the palate smooth and elegant with a sweet sensation from the Pedro Ximenez.

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