The initial nosing passes find fetching scents of light caramel, brown butter and nougat; following aeration the aroma turns mildly burnt and slightly pipe tobacco-like. Entry tastes of cocoa and is very honeyed; the midpalate offers smoky tastes of brown sugar, sweet oak, vanilla extract and chocolate covered oranges, finishes long and savory.
The Poli family has been operating stills since 1898. Starting with a great grandfather who took his illegal still door to door, Poli has since become one of the greatest Italian producers of grappa and fine distillates. Jacopo Poli Arzente is a ten year old wine brandy created from Trebbiano di Soave. Following a slow copper pot distillation, the brandy is matured for seven years in Slavonian oak casks, three years in Limousin barrels, and two months in 55 gallon Allier casks. This results in a complex brandy with layered aromas of red bush tea, dried apricot, almond, and fresh hay. The palate is nothing short of striking, and bursts with apricot, vanilla, walnut, and caramel. This is an elegant and harmonious brandy that makes an excellent gift of personal indulgence. Product of Italy Alcohol by Volume 40 Categories Brandy, All Brandy, Spirits, Brandy