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Picture of L'ORMARINS SAGNAC 2009 (in wooden box)
A beautiful light brown colour. Ripe apricot, peach and fudge, caramel aromas which mingle with hints of leather and creamy toffee. So appealing Silky smooth and gently textured, the same flavours come through on the palate: ripe peach and apricot uit notes with cookie dough, fudge and caramel nuances. There’s a depth of flavour and complexity to this spirit but a lightness too. Not at all harsh and truly rewarding with its long, rich finish.
R 575.00
Picture of L'ORMARINS CAPE VINTAGE RESERVE 2020
Deep ruby black colour, inky and dense. Rich fruitcakes aromas, redolent of prunes, dates, raisins, spice, nuts and even a touch of brandied Christmas pudding. The palate picks up where the nose leaves off – spicy, rich stewed rune, raisin and nutty flavours. Sweetness is to be expected with this style of fortified wine but it’s beautifully restrained and balanced with the spirit fortification, maintaining a superb equilibrium throughout. There is a lovely tannic dryness and grip, so reminiscent of typical Portuguese Port. Structured, poised and precise, with everything in harmony. Lovely lingering tail.
R 195.00
Picture of L'ORMARINS PEAR EAU DE VIE 2013
Beautiful amber gold colour. The nose is a study in subtlety: pear (both ripe fruit and shy blossom), almond and apricot pip nuttiness with spice-tinged dried pear fruit character.That same gently spiced character is found on the warm, rich spirited palate. There’s an initial flare of warming cinnamon heat that then subsides to reveal vanilla, pear and crushed autumn leaves. Beautiful integration of wood makes the mouthful só harmonious.
R 330.00
Picture of L'ORMARINS APPLE EAU DE VIE 2013
Rich caramel-gold colour. Mellow whiffs of baked apple with tarte tatin spice highlights and just a delicate hint of flowers and macadamia nuts which entice on the nose. The palate is suitably spirituous with apple strudel-, marzipan-, caramel- and baked biscuit-flavours. Pleasant balance and gentle rich praline notes which linger for ages.
R 330.00
Picture of L'ORMARINS LITCHI EAU DE VIE 2015
Pure, unadulterated heady litchi perfume! No Ersatz essence notes whatsoever. Light potpourri whiff adds dimension and depth to the nose. The same holds true for the flavour. Undoubtedly distilled litchi spirit, it’s tropically fruity with an almost Turkish Delight exoticism. It’s smooth and gentle without any harsh spirit bite or aggression. The spirit lingers long in the mouth, finishing dry yet leaving a beautiful distinct flavour memory.
R 330.00

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