Cape XO Buchu Brandy
Our Cape XO, twice distilled, 100%, in copper pot stills, produces the richest and finest full flavour brandy. Only the finest Colombard and Chenin Blanc grapes are used.
Our Buchu comes from Tierhoek, which is the only restored sandveld wine farm in Africa, located in the Piekenierskloof region on the west coast of South Africa. The buchu is handpicked and infused with our Cape XO Brandy, so as to ensure all the buchu oils are extracted naturally and at their best. The longer you keep our XO Brandy the better it will be.
Serve in a Cognac glass, preferably slightly warm.
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 benefits are being reported.
Appearance: Rich brilliant gold colour, with an irridesant green tinge
Nose: Harmonious blend of subtle Cape buchu and 10 year 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