Gran Duque d'Alba Crema is white with golden hues. Creamy and sweet, the low alcohol content and balanced blend of suggestive aromas and flavours make this drink a treat for your palate and nose alike.
Ordered 2 cases, (12 bottles)
FIVE months later, 8 phones calls and at least 12 emails it finally arrived, well 8 bottles did.
Great Creamed Brandy,
But having to cuss out the supplier in Chinese after FIVE MONTHS to get delivery was a bit much.
Years ago I was visiting a friend in Miami and asked for Bailey's on the rocks. The bartender suggested I try Crema de Alba and I agreed. It was the best decision I made that evening!! It is soooo much better than Bailey's!!! Bailey's (made with Whiskey) vs Crema de Alba (made with Brandy) is creamier and smoother, no after taste. Unfortunately, I have had a difficult time finding the product - it is not available locally, and if I order through a local retailer they require me to buy the entire case!!! I am happy to have finally found a retailer that will ship directly to me. I highly recommend this product.
White with golden hues. Creamy and sweet, the low alcohol content and balanced blend of suggestive aromas and flavours make this drink a treat for your palate and nose alike.
Wine Maker Notes
Following lengthy research at Williams & Humbert, they have succeeded in elaborately choosing and blending delicate, high-quality aromatic components (including cacao and vanilla) in a perfect proportion with the world-famous Brandy Gran Duque de Alba to create this Crema de Alba.
The name Jerez, which is the origin of the english word ‘sherry’, identifies the region as the heart of the sherry-producing zone.A number of factors make Jerez suitable for the production of sherry. First and foremost, the soil has three variants, each imparting its own character to the individual styles of wine. The snow white 'Albariza', which is high in chalk and light in texture, produces the lightest styles of sherry from the Palomino grape variety. 'Baros' is high in clay with a little chalk, while 'Arenas' is sandy; these soils are best suited to growing Pedro Ximenez and Moscatel grapes.
Equally important is the climate, which is influenced by both the cooling effects of the Atlantic Ocean and the warmth that originates in the eastern plains. The moist winds from the sea bring the temperatures down – not only assisting in the preservation of vital acidity in the sherry grapes, but also providing natural air conditioning for local wine cellars. This contributes to a slow and gradual maturation of the wines. The 300 days of sunshine which the region receives on average each year are also important in terms of achieving optimal ripeness for the grapes.
Serve on ice or very cold. A fine choice after dinner or even lunch, and a pleasure as a long drink in the afternoon or evening.