This inaugural release of Germain-Robin's 30yr brandy is an ethereal blend of Pinot Noir brandy from the 1983 vintage and a touch of Colombard brandy from the 1984 vintage. Bright acidity and a seamless marriage of fruit and oak with a touch of dry spice and a long and elegant finish. Truly one of the finest brandies available, and with less than 300 bottles available for the world it won't be around for long. Grab yourself a bottle before it goes the way of the buffalo.
While driving up Highway 101 over 30 years ago, Ansley Coale picked up a random hitchhiker. His name was Hubert Germain-Robin, a descendant (dating back to 1782) of the Jules Robin Cognac family. They discussed how the art of distillation was dying due to the industrialization of Cognac and decided to embark on a parthership that would bring a hand-operated alambic still and the fine art of making artisan brandy to the U.S. After years of perfecting their "craft-method" of premium grape selection, distillation and barrel aging, they now hold the largest cellar of old brandies in the U.S., which has given them all the ingredients to produce spectacular blends that not only rival, but surpass the icons of Cognac.