Cask No. A5.6

Le noir bitumen

$370

83 Left

  • Spirit:
    Armagnac
  • Age:
    Vintage 1989
  • Region:
    Bas Armagnac
  • Cask:
    Refill Armagnac barrel
  • ABV:
    60.4%
  • VOL:
    700mL

Notes

A glorious aroma, riddled with classic aged Armagnac characteristics in beautiful harmony. Corinthian raisins, hessian, old style rancio, pipe tobacco, apricot jam, and fig chutney. Everything in its place and perfectly balanced. With water we got orange cocktail bitters, aniseed, red liquorice, strawberry wine, and old leather books. The palate was initially surprisingly rich and spicy with dark grained breads, rye spice, wormwood, long aged balsamic and menthol pipe tobaccos. Reduction brought blood orange marmalade, mint jelly, Darjeeling tea, toasted fennel seed and wood spices like cinnamon and clove. A long, lingering and wonderfully complex finish followed on...

Grape Variety: Colombard
USA Allocation: 96 bottles

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