Carlos I


Carlos I

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Lying at the southernmost tip of Europe, in Andalusia, is found the special Jerez region of Spain. From this special microclimate, which is bordered by two rivers and the Atlantic Ocean, come the special brandies touched by the wind and water of this very specific area. Carlos I , produced by Osborne, is a fine example of the brandies that Jerez has to offer.

Founded in 1772, Osborne uses a special ageing system to ensure that the aromas and flavours of older wines can develop and mix with those of the younger. This means that history is mixed together in every bottle. This Criaderas and Solera ageing system sees the more mature Solera distillates added to the younger Criaderas distillates to create the character and personality of Carlos I . To create the distillates themselves, Airén and Palomino grapes, after being distilled in old pot stills, are aged in the best American oak casks.

This beautiful amber brandy shines with glints of gold in the glass. Try it on the rocks and enjoy its persistent, deep, and complex flavour with hints of vanilla, cocoa, and orange. If you are so inclined, Carlos I is also perfect for mixing in cocktails. The perfect accompaniment for rich desserts, it can also be delicious with strong cheeses, venison, and fish.

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Technical sheet

Category:Brandy (Spirits)
Producer: Osborne
Volume: 70cl Other volumes
Alcohol Vol.: 38%
Country: Spain
Ageing: Solera Gran Reserva

Description of Carlos I

Carlos I


  • Colour: Carlos I has a rich amber colour with golden highlights.
  • Smell: The nose is great, very balanced, with notes of good spirit and enriched by notes of vanilla, pastry snuff and aromatic intensity.
  • Mouth: The palate is broad, deep, persistent, and balanced with free retronasal sensations. Slightly doomed. Very elegant.

WINEMAKING: aged for 15 years in American oak barrels of 500-litre capacity which have been previously soaked in wine for years with sherry. The ageing is carried out by the system of seasons and the traditional system of hatcheries and sills, thus providing the typical characteristics of this brandy.


PAIRING: The Brandy alone, take slightly cold sherry or similar glasses to those used for wines, a snifter of fine crystal, taking care not to be too large, or if you prefer, wide glass adding one or two cubes ice to cool and prolong the drink.

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The Producer



200 years of history for one of Spain's longest established companies.

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Reviews of Carlos I


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Nice smooth Brandy at a very reasonable price
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4 /5

- A beautiful, intense mahogany colour with subtle glints of gold.
- Aromas of noble woods, with notes of walnut, fig and hazelnut.
- It is extremely silky on the palate, with a luxurious, sophisticated finish.
- Carlos I Imperial is the result of more than 230 years of tradition and wisdom. It was created in the mid-20th century to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Carlos the First’s death.
- Carlos I Imperial is an exquisite mixture of their most prized brandies; some of these have been aged for more than 20 years in oak casks which previously contained our most select Jerez wines, “oloroso” and “amontillado” sherries.
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Conde de Osborne Carlos I Solera Gran Reserva Xo

5 /5

Superb brandy!
Brings back very fond memories of Madrid!
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Carlos I Gran Reserva

4.5 /5

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