Quinta do Gradil Aguardente XO
A treasure kept in this single state that belonged to Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, the Marquês of Pombal. This brandy’s story begins in 1970, with the distillation of different indigenous grape varieties from Lisbon region in Charentais alembics. Originally from Cognac, France, this kind of alembic is characterized by its slow distillation process, typical from brandies of great qual-ity, without any traces of impurities.
António Ventura and Vera Moreira
After a careful distillation, this brandy aged, forgotten and quiet, over 40 years in great Portu-guese and French oak vats.
The long aging in oak gave to this brandy the amber, goldencolor. It holds hints of dried fruits and spices, harmonized with the perfection that only time can give, embraced with an elegant velvety texture and complexity.
- BEST PORTUGUESE BRANDY - REVISTA DE VINHOS (2014)
- 98/100 POINTS - REVISTA ESCANÇÃO - (2013)