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Germain Robin Brandy Select Barrel XO
Age: NA
Country: Not Specified
Size: 750 ML
Product Code: 000010879
Availability: Limited Distribution
$84.99
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"World's Best Liquor" —Robb Report Magazine

"Best on the planet" —Spirits and Cocktail Magazine

Distillery Notes: "Germain-Robin is the only producer in the world to base its distilling material on 100% world-class wine grapes. The Select Barrel XO is 80% Pinot Noir. No French producer distills grapes of this quality.

Ten barrels a year of XO alambic brandy, hand-distilled on our antique cognac still from twelve different premium wine-grape sources, cellared in Limousin oak. The wine used for distillation is of unusual quality: premium varietals, notably Pinot Noir. Using such high-quality wine gives the XO a distinctively soft richness of flavor and a wonderfully long and complex finish.

Simply the finest XO that exists — smoother, more balanced, more complex than XO cognacs, with a subtle and distinctive Californian fragrance & flavor of deep, rich fruit. This is the brandy we set out to make when we founded Germain-Robin. The high proportion of brandies distilled from Pinot Noir lends elegance, fullness, and a smooth, lingering finish. There is none of the over-oaked deadness on your palate, none of thealcoholic roughness in your throat, that detract from aged European spirits. No other grape spirit is made this way."

"depth & richness are astonishing" —New York Times

"Classic techniques. Hand-crafted ... unmatched quality." —Connoisseurs' Guide

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