The beautifully integrated oak character results in a complex and lingering aftertaste with a voluptuous velvet texture. A heady aroma of ripe pears, almonds and chocolate, followed by subtle hints of citrus and potpourri. Tobacco, malt, coffee and a lingering chocolate-like flavour on the consummately smooth finish, with a surprisingly cleansing effect on the palate. In the original 1845 Van Ryn's Distillery, each vintage undergoes a process of individualisation, becoming richly nuanced with a definitively subtle character and style. Van Ryn's 10 Yr Old Vintage Brandy bears testimony to the cellar's century-and-a half old tradition of maturing fine brandies to perfection.