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Etter Kirsch Eau-de-Vie 1995 bottle

Etter Kirsch Eau-de-Vie 1995

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 1995 label
H&H Single Harvest Madeira 1995 bottle

H&H Single Harvest Madeira 1995

PortugalMadeira DOC 19.0% ABV

19.0% ABV • Fortified, Fully Oxidized, Oxidative

The H&H Tinta Negra Single Harvest 1995 is a colheita bottling: an early-bottled vintage wine. Made in the “Fine Rich” style, the 1995 boasts 100 g/l of residual sugar—akin to a rich Boal or light Malmsey—exhibiting well-developed aromas of marmalade, coffee liqueur, dark chocolate and dried sultana. Perfectly balanced, there is a refreshing directness in its articulation. Full details

H&H Single Harvest Madeira 1995 label
Domaine de Rombeau Rivesaltes Rancio 1995 bottle

Domaine de Rombeau Rivesaltes Rancio 1995

FranceRoussillonRivesaltes AOP 18.0% ABV

18.0% ABV • Fully Oxidized, Oxidative

Domaine de Rombeau is renowned for having one of the most replete libraries of old Rivesaltes in the region, with wines dating back to the early 20th century. The wines highlight indigenous varieties Grenache blanc, Grenache gris and Macabeu, as well as the varied elevage—with wines aged in glass demijohns and ancient barrique, indoors and out—that sets Roussillon apart. Some vintages slumbered in barrel for more than 50 years, and the ascription ‘Rancio’ denotes the prized characteristics that the wines assume over decades. Hand-picked from single barrels in minute quantities, these wines offer a glimpse into the celebrated history of the appellation. Full details

Domaine de Rombeau Rivesaltes Rancio 1995 label