Cardenal Mendoza Brandy
Solera Gran Reserva

70cl / 40%
Cardenal Mendoza Brandy / Solera Gran Reserva
Web Exclusive Price £42.75 £35.63 ex VAT (£61.07 per litre)
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This unique Spanish brandy is aged, like a sherry, in a solera made from casks that previously held fine Pedro Ximénez and oloroso sherries, imparting an incredible richness and complexity to the spirit.
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Cardenal Mendoza Brandy Reviews

39 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    6 days ago

    Absolutely superb, I only tried it recently and it's been a revelation. Worth every penny!

  • 4
    14 April

    Its great !

  • 5
    3 February

    Heaven in a bottle. I'm not a brandy fan, even, but this sets the bar so high that it floats.

  • 5
    6 September 2015


  • 5
    24 August 2015

    I have tried it at my uncle''s house for years and its fantastic. SUPERB!! Don Q Gran A?ejo Rum is not a brandy or cognac but it is up there in my rankings as well.

  • 5
    6 August 2015

    My favorite Spanish Brandy...amazing stuff.

  • 27 December 2013

    First time I tried this was in Rome in 2009, now I have a bottle every Christmas, a real cockle warmer

  • 12 November 2013

    the first time I bought a bottle, I was 24 ... that was 1976 ... I still consider this brandy the best I have swirled around my tongue ...

  • 5 August 2013

    For me, Cardenal Mendoza is about the best brandy you can get for a reasonable price, although it is not cheap, being a super premium . I even preferred it to Gran Duque de Alba which is a close match. However, if you do not drink it within a long period of time, it will lose its alcohol and it will be no good. No resemblance to Cognac. This is one of the best Spanish brandies there is.

  • 23 January 2013

    Am sipping it right now and it takes time to get used to. It is different than French and American Brandy. At first, the color, the smell and the taste remind you of a sweet wine but you get fooled at the finish with a long dry aftertaste. I do not know how to describe it yet because it is totally different but worth it. the nose is extraordinary and the taste is full and mouth filling.

  • 9 December 2012

    This is the best i have ever had by far

  • 8 October 2012

    One of the best Spanish brandies I have tasted

  • 16 January 2012

    Dave: We're based in London, so I would suspect that we count as UK stockist :)

  • 14 January 2012

    I agree with above comments, my favourite too. but is difficult to find in the UK. Does anyone know of a stockist ?

  • 3 January 2012

    Sue: it shouldn't change too much in the bottle as it's high in alcohol. It shouldn't have got worse in the bottle though.

  • 2 January 2012

    Does anyone know if this brandy ages well with time? I hav a bottle I received as a gift about 20 years ago. It is still in the cork box it came in.

  • 25 December 2011

    As with others, I have found that this brandy is very tasteful and inviting. My wife gave it to me as a gift, but I think she had a personal intention behind this action. I recommend it!

  • 20 December 2011

    Without a doubt the best brandy i have ever tasted.

  • 27 November 2011

    Like bottled Christmas cake!

  • 30 July 2011

    I have been drinking this wonderful brandy for years and it is the only one that I enjoy in any season. Cardenal Mendoza "Life is Good".

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