Aliança XO 40 Years Old Brandy
Aliança was founded in 1927, over 80 years ago, by 11 associates led by Domingos Silva and Ângelo Neves, in Sangalhos (Anadia’s county), Bairrada region. Represented in the main wine regions of the country, Aliança's main goal is to achieve the highest quality possible. The company has several estates and around 600ha of land in regions including Alentejo, Douro, Dão, Bairradas and Beiras, exploring around 600 ha of winery.
Aliança XO 40 years was distilled in 1963 by charentais method (2 distilleries) and aged for more than 40 years in French, American and Portuguese oak barrels. Eaux-de-vie ageing, conducted under the watchful eye of our winemaking team, requires a great deal of patience and attention to detail. The same applies to the conditions in which these eaux-de-vies are aged, enabling complex tertiary aromas to develop over the years. Aliança XO 40 years enjoys a special ageing process in cellars where the initially high moisture level is gradually decreased, a technique which has an impact on the mature aguardente’s style and roundness. 40 years in portuguese, french and american oak barrels.
Aliança XO 40 years is an extremely elegant, full-bodied spirit of structure and complexity. While it is of reasonably high alcohol content, it is also well balanced, with full fruit and high acidity. Bright amber appearance. A wide spectrum of flavors develop on the palate, where fresh and candied fruit notes (apricot, citrus fruit) intermingle with touches of honey, chocolate, almond and hazelnut. Subtle hints of oak and vanilla emerge in the lingering aromatic finish.
Store and serve advices
Ideal temperature for drinking 20ºC. This wine spirit can be consumed immediately after bottling or be stored and age for many many years.
Aliança XO 40 years is at its best as a after dinner beverage, to be enjoyed in a snifter, to be fondled and cuddled and sniffed upon after finishing a sumptuous repast. It can be wonderful with cheeses or desserts, and is perfect by itself.
Reviews and Awards
- 18,5 points in Revista de Vinhos
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