Kaapse Liqueurs Cape X O Brandy 375ml
Cape XO Buchu Brandy reflects South Africa’s true heritage, time honoured tradition and history with this noble spirit. The word Brandy is derived from old Dutch “Brandewijn”, meaning burnt wine – a reference to its distillation and maturation in oak barrels. Our Cape XO, twice distilled, 100%, in copper pot stills, produces the richest and finest full flavour brandy. The result is a refined, elegant and opulent Cape Brandy, produced in the age-old French style. Thereafter, infused with a twig of indigenous Buchu. Interesting info: All XO Cape brandy must be matured in oak barrels for at least 10 years. Our Cape XO brandy is often much older than this, making it an exceptional example of XO (the French Cognac equivalent for XO is 6 years minimum). Buchu (Agothosma Betulina): Is an indigenous fynbos of the Cape, South Africa, with well documented health properties and a fascinating history thereof. Regularly referred to as “the miracle herb”, more and more information on its incredible health benefits are being reported.
*Appearance: Rich brilliant gold colour, with an iridescent green tinge
*Nose: Harmonious blend of subtle Cape buchu and 10year old pot still XO brandy. Nuances of vanilla, brushed buchu fynbos, tropical fruit and apricot undertones.
*Palate/Finish: Unsurpassed copper pot still distillation, careful oak selection, married with buchu extraction ensures a soft unique mouthfeel, with a long and rewarding finish.
*Serve: In a cognac style glass, to get the full aromas, slightly warmed.
*Analysis: Alc 40% per vol. Bottle 375ml Cape XO Buchu Brandy won a Double Gold Medal at the prestigious 2020 International Michelangelo Wine & Spirit Awards. Also awarded 4 Stars from the SA Platters Wine Guides 2022 inaugural listing of Brandies