About Dark Brandy

About Dark Brandy
Grape Brandy is Brandy distilled from fermented grape juice or crushed but not pressed grape pulp and skin. This spirit is aged in wooden casks (usually oak) which colors it, mellows the palate, and adds additional aromas and flavors.

Top Picks for Dark Brandy

Monteru Chardonnay Single Grape Brandy
94 points
$47.99
Brilliant light gold color. Attractive aromas and flavors of fresh pannetone, vanilla honey buttercream on graham cracker, nougat and candy corn, and banana custard pie with a silky, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, intricate, long finish with notes of creamy toasted meringue, caramelized stone fruits, and delicate spices finish. A wonderfully creamy and effortlessly drinkable brandy that will appeal to wine drinkers.
Awards: 2017 Best Dark Brandy
94 points $47.99
Asbach 15 Year Old Brandy
92 points
$89.99
Dark amber color. Aromas of chocolate-covered black licorice, caramelized apple, orange marmalade, allspice, turmeric, and nutmeg with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, delightful, medium-long wild strawberry, black tea, orange custard, and hint of olive brine finish. A tender and silky dark brandy with big notes of fruit and spice.
92 points $89.99
Vecchia Romagna 35 Year Old Brandy
90 points
$400
Rich dark amber color. Aromas of vanilla, fruit salad, and dark fruit jam with a lightly tannic, soft, fruity medium body and a tingling, snappy dried cherries, whiskey barrel, charred nuts, and light iodine finish. A solid brandy with gifting potential.
Asbach Uralt 8 Year Old Privatbrand Brandy
89 points
$47.99
Rich dark amber color. Aromas of caramel, dried berries, fig spread on toast, and iced tea with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-long vanilla, peanut butter bon bon, orange marmalade, and leather finish. A lovely brandy for sipping and swirling.
89 points $47.99
Vecchia Romagna Riserva 10 Year Old Brandy
89 points
$50
Brilliant amber color. Fruity aromas and flavors of toasted fruit and raisin cakes, molasses, and spiced nuts with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, charming, medium-long finish manifesting elements of caramelized nuts, toasted spices, vanilla cappuccino, and oak and tobacco finish. A nice warming brandy for the fireside.
Asbach Uralt 3 Year Old Brandy
88 points
$29.99
Rich dark amber color. Aromas of dried strawberry, cherry, lime cordial, nougat, toasted wheat scone, and lilac with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, buoyant dark chocolate coated nuts and black tea finish. A mild yet ultra-pleasing dark brandy.
88 points $29.99
Monteru Cabernet Sauvignon Single Grape Brandy
87 points
$47.99
Light gold color. Fruity, exotic aromas of juicy pear, honey drizzled pound cake, strawberry yogurt, sarsaparilla, and guanabana with a silky, crisp, fruity light body and a tingling, crisp gooseberry, fresh herbs, light caramel, Spanish olives, and cotton candy finish. A bright and cheery brandy with a pisco-like appeal.
87 points $47.99
Kvint Surprise XO 10 Year Old Brandy
86 points
$31.99
Medium dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of olorosso sherry, fruit cake, marcona almonds, and molasses cookies with forest berry jam filling with a glycerous, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy finish conveying impressions of jamón serrano, za’atar, dried oranges, and buckwheat honey finish. A Spanish-inspired Brandy for cocktail play and after-dinner sipping.
86 points $31.99
Monteru Sauvignon Blanc Single Grape Brandy
86 points
$47.99
Light gold color. Aromas of candied apple, all-butter pie crust, nutmeg, and allspice with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, easy spiced latte, creme caramel, caraway, and milk tea finish. An appealing brandy for springtime sipping and cocktail play.
86 points $47.99
E&J Distillers VSOP Brandy
85 points
$10
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of melon candies, caramel sauce, moon pie, green apple, and fruit smoothie with a satiny, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and a graceful, brisk finish with touches of ice cream sandwich. A fruity brandy with a creamy, chocolatey finish.