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Germain-Robin

Germain-Robin XO Brandy

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Germain-Robin XO is an icon of California Brandy. Distilled exclusively in Pruhlo Charentais Pot Stills and aged in Limousin Oak Barrels, XO highlights the unique flavor and characteristics of California Pinot Noir grapes.

The high-quality California wine grapes in Germain-Robin XO showcase unique flavors and layered textures. The signature grape, Pinot Noir, provides a dark cherry character and a rich silky mouthfeel. Colombard distillate adds a fresh apple character while Semillon provides richness with peach and apricot notes. The balance of both fruit and oak flavors is unique to Germain-Robin XO. The vanilla and toast flavors from the French oak complement the fruit which creates layers of complexity that only can be found from sourcing great fruit. The fermentation and distillation is driven with the goal of emphasizing fruit and mouthfeel and then paired with aging in select Limousin oak barrels. Texturally the brandy is extremely smooth and has an incredibly long finish.

Wine Enthusiast Rating: 94
"This bold, complex brandy resounds with chocolate, dried cherry, and spice on the nose and palate. Each sip opens with delicate ginger, pink peppercorn, and cinnamon, underscored by drying leather, walnut, and unsweetened chocolate. Apricot leather lends a mouthwatering quality to the finish." -KARA NEWMAN

Bottle Size: 750ml

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Notes of Scent & Flavor

  • Cherry

  • Vanilla

  • Oak

"Germain-Robin is hand crafted with classic cognac stills, using complex and aromatic California grapes, including Pinot Noir and Semillon."


Origins

"Our story begins in 1981 with the unlikely meeting of two creative minds: Ansley Coale, a professor driving along a Northern California highway, and Hubert Germain-Robin, a hitchhiking Cognac distiller. Acquired by E. & J. Gallo Winery in 2017, Germain-Robin continues its unrivaled pursuit of excellence today - advancing the art of fine California Brandy. If their meeting was unusual, the result was downright unconventional: Germain-Robin, the first California Brandy to break free from the constraints of traditional Cognac. Germain-Robin embraces many of Cognac’s rich traditions—including hand-distillation and the use of alembic Cognac stills—while harnessing the complex flavors of California’s extraordinary wine grapes."