Tenterden - England

Chapel Down Lamberhurst Fine & Rare English Grape Brandy

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"Utterly, completely, overwhelmingly, mouth fillingly delicious and without doubt the finest ever brandy produced from English grapes!" The Spectator (June 2016)

A unique limited edition English grape brandy from the 1991 harvest of one of England's pioneer vineyards; the Lamberhurst Estate, and aged in oak for 23 years in French oak before release this June. Just 2000 bottles have been produced.

Each bottle is individually numbered by hand and packaged in a premium gift box.

1 x 70cl Bottle
£150.00
  • Sweetness
    1
  • Acidity
    3
  • Fruitiness
    3
  • Body
    4
  • Type: Brandy
  • Grape: Various
  • Ageing: 23 years in French oak barrels
  • ABV: 36.7%
  • Bottle Price: £150.00

Tasting Notes

This limited edition English grape brandy is made from the Seyval Blanc grape variety grown in one of the England's pioneer vineyards, the Lamberhurst Estate, and the spirit was distilled in 1992 by Julian Temperley in Somerset before being matured in French oak barrels for 23 years. Deliciously restrained with warming aromas of stewed fruit, dark honey and liquorice together with a complex palate of caramelised baked apples, cinnamon and spice.
“A brandy that defies categorisation...this has all the hallmarks of a complex Armagnac or Calvados, but finds its own, genuine personality. Very impressive stuff indeed.” Neil Ridley, acclaimed spirits writer and expert

"We may not be au fait with grape brandy in the UK, but this limited edition Chapel Down vintage brandy is set to change that. Made from grapes grown in an English vineyard, and rested in oak casts for 23 years, it's spot on for summer celebrations." The Metro (July 2016) "It's utterly, completely, overwhelmingly, mouth fillingly delicious and without doubt the finest ever brandy produced from English grapes...I do urge you to try this seductive home-grown spirit and to relish the smile that spreads across your chops as you stick your beak into the glass and take a first sip." Jonathan Ray, The Spectator (June 2016)

"Complex baked fruit, spice and honey flavours. It's pretty special stuff: only 2000 bottles of this nectar have been produced and it spent 20 years in oak." Vanity Fair (June 2016)

"This limited release brandy is deliciously restrained with warming aromas of stewed fruit, dark honey and liquorice together with a complex palate of caramelised baked apples, cinnamon and spice and a velvety mouthfeel." Exclusively British Magazine (June 2016)