Aged mellowness, also lovely smoothness…
St Agnes Distillery XO 40yo Grand Reserve South Australia Brandy
For my entire working life, St Agnes was always seen as a basic brandy. Something your granny drank with copious amounts of dry ginger. So recently getting re-acquainted with the brand and what the Angove’s family have been doing at their distillery in SA’s Riverland, has been nothing but astonishing.
The XO range, 15yo, 20yo and this 40yo are truly stunning. And the key to success of these spirits is the seamless integration of spirit and oak and depth and complexity of their flavours. They are the complete package.
And this 40yo is the pinnacle of Angove’s spirit endeavors. As a famed retailer quite rightly stated, “Concentrated, energetic and keenly balanced”.
From the Australian Bar Tender Mag, “The palate is endlessly complex; chocolate truffles,
hazelnut, prune, almond and cigarbox tobacco.”