[ Home > Spirits > Brandy & Cognac > Pear Brandy > Belle de Brillet ]|
This classic, original elixir, one of France's great liqueurs along with Grand Marnier and Bénédictine, is a blend of Brillet Cognac and the essence of Williams pears (Poires Williams) grown in the Alsace region of France. The perfectly matured pears, personally selected by Jean-Louis Brillet, were picked at their peak of ripeness, macerated, then blended with fine Brillet Cognac. Twenty-two pounds of pears go into each bottle. Serve neat, chilled, over ice, or mixed.
"A superbly crafted liqueur that's harmonious and remarkably focused; BRAVO!" - rated 5 out of a possible 5 stars, F. Paul Pacult, F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
"Taste it and it's pre-eminently Cognac, fire mixed with vanilla and wood. It's a terrific sip." - Bill St. John, The Denver Post
"Medium gold in color. The aroma of fresh pears almost fills the room as soon as you pour this liqueur. On closer inspection though, the Cognac backdrop is very evident in the nose. The body is big and syrupy, and the palate holds mostly fresh pear notes - and very fresh at that - but there's also a touch of honey sweetness. Although this bottling is on the sweetish side, it's so true to its pear flavor that we can highly recommend it as an after-dinner drink or perhaps as an accompaniment to a chocolate dessert." - Rated 93 out of a possible 100 points by Gary Regan and Mardee Haiden Regan, Wine Enthusiast
Copyright 2014 Internet Wines & Spirits. All rights reserved.