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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Kvint XO Surprise 10 Year Aged Brandy
87 points
Copper color. Aromas of cocoa powder, caramel cream, baklava, and Payday bar with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, intricate, medium-long raisins, dried figs, spiced molasses cake, and cappuccino finish. Dreamy oak shines in this sippable Brandy.
Monteru Cabernet Sauvignon Single Grape Brandy
87 points
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
Monteru Sauvignon Blanc Single Grape Brandy
86 points
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 XO Extra Smooth Brandy
85 points
Dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of cream soda, cinnamon rolls, spumoni, and rocky road ice cream with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish. A rich, chocolatey Brandy with lots of mixing possibilities.