Everywhere I turn Armagnac seems to be a hot topic. This might say more about those with whom I mix than anything else. Nevertheless it does seem that Armagnac is becoming a thing.
I was inspired to taste this particular bottle following Jason Wilson's glowing review in the extraordinary and comprehensive coverage of the Armagnac in Vinous those week. It did not disappoint.
Endlessly complex, intense, cerebral almost. This is the most nuanced spirit I've tasted. A gem. No wonder this category of brandy is becoming hot stuff. I don't even the most celebrated of whisky (or whiskey) is capable of such heights. — 5 years ago
Oxidized, sherry like, salted nuts. 22 years in the barrel will do that! — 6 years ago
Rich and spicy. Delicious. 7 years in French oak. — 5 years ago
I can only say wow and thank you! — 5 years ago
My rating is for the 25 year bottling. An interesting copper color. Powerful nose of oak, caramel, and custard. On the palate caramel, vanilla, oak, spice and custard with a hint of lemon and bread dough. The finish is long acid, more caramel and oak. Fabulous and dangerously smooth. — 5 years ago
Fantastic as a digestif. Pairs very nicely with dried fruit, chocolate and cream. — 5 years ago