This exceptional Hors d’Age displays a masterful balance of ripe fruit, wood and buttery orange pound cake. Smooth and deep with a wealth of rancio.
Min. 15 years old.
4 stars. Highly Recommended.
"Sandy brown / topaz color; immaculately clean. I like this opening aroma as I encounter floral / garden-like scents of jasmine, honeysuckle, and green vegetation, along with latent orchard fruit aromas; after more aeration, the bouquet turns a bit like textile fibers, linen, and cotton fiber before turning mildly nut-like. Entry is engagingly sweet, caramel-like, brown sugar-like,and chewy in texture; at midpalate, more fruit aspects emerge in the forms of black raisins, prunes, and dates. Concludes appealingly long in the throat, moderately lush in texture, medium oily, and peppery. The progressive nature of the innate quality of the Bas-Armagnac is obvious, in particular, from entry to the alluring finish."
(Paul Pacult, Spirit Journal, Dec. 2018)
Gold medal (Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, 2015)
97 points (Wine Enthusiast, 2012)
92 points "Excellent" (Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2010)
4 1/2 stars (Doug Frost & Tim Fish, New York Times)
Gold medal (Concours Agricole de Paris, 2010)