WHAT: D’Alma Aguardente Rating: NNNN
WHERE: Carnaxide, Portugal
WHY: This Portuguese brandy can give most cognacs a run for their money. The nose is all polished, woody depth, and in the mouth it delivers luxurious vanilla and a satisfying afterburn. And for those of you concerned with the aesthetics of drinking, this slender, tapered bottle is really the bee’s knees.
PRICE: 500 ml/$69.40
AVAILABILITY: At selected Vintages outlets (product #61051)