In 1893, Luis Felipe’s legend originates in a Cellar in La Palma del Condado with the discovery of American oak casks containing a matured Brandy, entirely different from those known at that time.
Unexpectedly, those largely forgotten casks were stamped with the name Luis Felipe, as they were reserved for the Duke of Montpensier, son of the King of France Luis Felipe I, who had his residence in the San Telmo Palace in Seville until 1890.
Ever since it was discovered, more than a century ago, Luis Felipe has conserved its great distinction thanks to time-honoured aging and a very limited production.
On top of that, Luis Felipe Brandy is aged following the traditional Soleras y Criaderas system, like Pedro Ximénez, in American oak barrels arranged in cachones (sets) or andanas (rows), stacked one on top of the other.
According to Soleras method, the oldest brandy is in the barrels closest to the floor, which is called soleras, from soil. A small quantity of this brandy, maximum 30%, is removed to be bottled each year.
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Anyway, the content loss is replenished with younger brandy from the barrels immediately above, denominated criaderas, where it has remained for years.
- Grapevine: Zalema.
- Refinement: American oak barrel with Soleras-Criaderas system.
- Color: Reddish-amber in color, with old gold veering to rusty mahogany with brown hues, clean.
- Scent: very aromatic, elegant, with retroanasal highlights of well vanilla and oak notes. In addition, its bouquet excels with delicate but persistent notes.
- Taste: Soft, mellow, with a mixture of bitter notes. Excellent finish and aftertaste. Round and balanced.