Cardenal Mendoza

Cardenal Mendoza Non Plus Ultra

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In 1887 the owners of Sánchez Romate Hermanos began to make a unique, different brandy for their own consumption. The quality soon earned increasing fame and the winery decided to market it with the name Cardenal Mendoza.

The brandy Cardenal Mendoza, matured in Sherry casks, has an average age of at least 15 years, much more than the required minimum. All our brandies are Solera Gran Reserva, the highest category within the regulating council of Brandy de Jerez. It is the noble spirit from the area around Jerez de la Frontera in Spain. Cask at the Back refers to those barrels which were stored at the back of the warehouse and were usually there for longer than those at the front since Access was more difficult. The gin they contained thus developed a deeper colour and a slightly different carácter, above all in those barrels which had contained sherry.

The Legacy of Non Plus Ultra
The top brandy in the Cardenal Mendoza range, began in 1971.

Prior to the 200th anniversary of Bodegas Sánchez Romate Hermanos, 38 barrels of brandy were set aside for further ageing to commemorate the bi-centenary with a truly special brandy. After decades of more ageing, the result was the inimitable Non Plus Ultra, a brandy which represents an evocation of over two centuries of experience at Sánchez Romate.

Cardenal Mendoza Non Plus Ultra is a Solera Gran Reserva Brandy and is the Bodega’s flagship Brandy, aged for an average of 50 years.

Cardenal Mendoza Carta Real brandy, already 25 years old, is further aged in American Oak barrels previously seasoned with old Oloroso Sherry. Such a prolonged period of ageing allows many more nuances to be accumulated and results in a highly sophisticated and desirable brandy which is bottled in an elegant decanter.

Bottle size: 750ml

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Notes of Scent & Flavor

  • Colour

    Cardenal Mendoza Non Plus Ultra displays a tantalisingly deep old mahogany colour, bright and flecked with hints of copper.
  • Nose

    On the nose there are complex aromas deriving from the very oak of the barrels and the Oloroso Sherry they once contained with subtle notes of dried fruit and nuts, dried orange peel and warm spice, all perfectly homogenized.
  • Palate

    On the palate the brandy is dry, very smooth and well-rounded with a depth of flavour which seems to constantly produce another subtlety. The finish is warming and persistent, inspiring one to contemplation.

“The most exclusive Brandy de Jerez "Non Plus Ultra."”


As an authentic Sherry Brandy or Brandy de Jerez, Cardenal Mendoza is made from a selection of spirits between 36 and 45 degrees, obtained from the distillation of wine and aged in the traditional system of Criaderas & Solera. The collection of casks for Cardenal Mendoza, previously seasoned with Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry wines, make up one of the largest wineries for Solera Gran Reserva brandy: it ensures the age and quality of our brandy.

Our Sherry Brandy is the result of more than 200 years of passion, craftsmanship and experience in brandy production. The collection is just a small example of our tradition and legacy in the ageing of Brandy de Jerez. Fifty Pounds Gin is our name not our price! The result is a London Dry Gin that spans the centuries and allows us the liberty to describe Fifty Pounds Gin as historic in essence, modern in spirit.

Featured Cocktail Recipe

Served Neat


2.5 oz Cardenal Mendoza Non Plus Ultra


  1. Enjoy neat in a brandy snifter glass and sip slowly!