This superb blend displays flavors or cocoa, spices, vanilla, raisins, walnut and cinnamon. Its finish is long, silky and biscuity. 25 years old.
5 stars, Highest Recommendation.
"Mahogany color; superb clarity. I get buttery notes upfront that give way to bigger fragrances of citrus peel, meringue, egg white, and black tea; secondary inhalations after more aeration discover subtle notes of lime / citrus, black tea, and white raisins. Entry is sensationally clean, zesty, and defined by the notable presence of citrus rind, white raisins, kiwi, nutmeg, clove, and oak nuances; midpalate continues the subtlety found in the entry stage as the quiet merging of the fruit, acid, baking spice, and fatty oak elements creates a sophisticated and integrated core flavor that's about as sublime as mature Bas-Armagnac can get. The finish is a savory masterpiece of grape brandy balance, subtle strength, and integration. This Bas-Armagnac could have no other score but Five Stars." (Paul Pacult, Spirit Journal, Dec. 2018)
Gold medal (Concours General Agricole, Paris, 2018 & 2016)
Gold medal (Talents d'Armagnac, 2017-2018)
"This is the ultimate hand-crafted spirit." (May Matta-Aliah of In The Grape)
96 points. (Wine Enthusiast, 2012)
Top Score, Chairman's Trophy: 97 points. "Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation" (Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2011)
Gold Medal, Prix du President de la Republique (Concours des Grandes Eaux de Vie d'Armagnac)
5 stars. "Highest Recommendation, Best Buy" (Spirit Journal, 2006)
"Top 50 Best Spirits 2006." "Top 10 Best Armagnacs 2006" (Wine Enthusiast)