YEARS ago I had THE BEST roast duck with a cherry brandy sauce, have been looking for such a sauce for duck and found this one. I did use brandy and it was wonderful but next time I'll eliminate the duck fat and, perhaps, substitute butter. The sauce is an EXCELLENT companion for duck as opposed to the ever present orange accompaniment which I never care for anyway.
Maybe when I make this sauce again it'll rate 5 stars!... ;)