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Domaine du Mas Blanc Banyuls ‘Cuvée St. Martin’ 1949 bottle

Domaine du Mas Blanc Banyuls ‘Cuvée St. Martin’ 1949

FranceRoussillonBanyuls AOP 17.5% ABV

17.5% ABV • Fortified, Oxidative

The Domaine du Mas Blanc Banyuls ‘Cuvée St. Martin’ 1949 represents the legacy of Docteur Parcé and three generations of the Parcé family, a testament to their vision and advocacy of one of the great terroirs of France. Named after the feast day in October when Banyuls grapes were traditionally harvested, it comes from what is perhaps the prized of the domaine's vineyards: Coume del Mas, a 1.5-hectare, east-facing parcel that sits at 350-meters, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Full details

Domaine du Mas Blanc Banyuls ‘Cuvée St. Martin’ 1949 label
Etter Kirsch Eau-de-Vie 1949 bottle

Etter Kirsch Eau-de-Vie 1949

SwitzerlandZug AOP 42.0% ABV

42.0% ABV

The Etter family was distilling kirsch made from one single variety of cherry before the word “vintage” had ever been used. Etter’s old vintage Kirsch “AOP Zug” comes only from years of particularly good harvests of the “Lauerz” mountain cherry, which grows in tall trees located in a sunny position on the Zugerberg mountain. Long storage in 50-litre glass demijohns is necessary for the intensely concentrated flavors to meld together to reveal the true character of each year. Fluctuating temperatures in old barns where Etter “hides” these demijohns enable the young, rather raw, single-variety distillate to mature into a kirsch typical of the year in question. Savor slowly, as the flavors unfold unlike any other fruit brandy. Full details

Etter Kirsch Eau-de-Vie 1949 label