St Agnes have been the first and final word in Australian grape Spirit for a century. No other brand in the land retains such a priceless endowment of Aussie eaux de vie. A rare opportunity to engage with the nation's most distinguished stocks of Fine Brandy, the earliest dating back to 1970, all averaging an extravagant forty years of age. XO Grand Reserve takes its time to awaken and reveal a timeless and enduring heritage of the most profound complexity, old oak barrel characters and chocolatey prune richness articulate its imposing age.
Deep, dark amber colour. Festive cake and aged barrel rancio nose, espresso, cacao and dark chocolate indulgence, dried apricot and dates. Burnt buttered toast with marmalade on the full palate, a luxuriously textural mouthfeel, alcohol warmth balanced by oak cask tannin grip. A finish of cardamom, walnut and preserved fruits, memorable, lingering, seemingly endless.