French sojourn (Armagnac)

French sojourn (Armagnac)

$1,219.00 $999.00 inc. GST

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SKU: A5.1-A2.2-A5.3 Categories: , ,

Description

Cask A5.1 Fruit shop raid | 1990 Vintage | Colombard grape | alc 61.3 | Outturn 600 bottles

Bursting through Lucozade colours of the fruit shop, you’re mugged by soft warm spice and oak. Layers of warm Muscovado sugar mingle with caramel, cinnamon and angelica. Scraps of over ripe quince hang around for good measure. The mouthfeel is warm and inviting, the ripeness of the fruit sitting very comfortably with warm light, yet quite fresh tannins that give a somewhat misleading impression of youth. The giveaway for the age is the sheer depth of complexity and flavour, leaving an incredibly long soft oak finish.

Cask A2.2 Enchanted woodland stroll | 1974 Vintage | alc 48.8 | Outturn 570 bottles

Double Gold Medal Award at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

With a hue verging on that of a 1970 Bond Bug. First sniff is intoxicatingly fruity with a sappy verdant copse in the background. The more you wander amongst the young trees here are glimpses of lemon, lime, putty and toothpaste; however it’s the impression of spiciness of the young wood that lingers. On the palate the woodland is still very apparent, now however the spiciness has fresher sweeter tones of caramel, orange crème brûlée and barley sugar. The sweetness is really nicely balanced by delicate Asian edges of cardamom and turmeric. The finale is warm soft long and lingering.

Cask A5.3 Fully loaded sweet trolley | 1997 Vintage | Baco grape | alc 65.0 | Outturn 562 bottles

Deep rich and opulent, the very quintessence of a Gentleman’s club. You settle comfortably into folds of warm leather armchairs, which mingle with wafts of cedar wood and tobacco, with crème brûlée being served. The palate has subdued, quiet low tones where barley sugar discusses the baked custard with orange citrus fruit and toasty spice. The conversation fades very slowly as it resonates at length along polished oak corridors of flavour. From the Baco grape.

 

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