With its deep golden colour and its complex, layered taste, there’s nothing trite about this tipple. Only the finest white grapes (grown and harvested on the Kaapzicht estate) were picked while still green to allow the acid to finesse the brandy during its lengthy distillation process. Expect smoky oak notes alongside cinnamon, prune, and dried fig. The ideal cigar companion.
R1 021 a bottle.
• From the June edition of Wanted, 2022.