An enticing nose began confidently with boiled lemon sweets and sweet boozy butterscotch. Then, heady floral scents in the form of lavender and eucalyptus gave way to effervescent orange juice and a freshly polished mahogany table. The anticipation was palpable. To taste, lemon drizzle cake to start followed by deeper notes of golden syrup, thick cut marmalade, a solvent pear drop note and fine spice and tannins in the finish. A splash of water (the addition of which is not traditional with Armagnac) brings Turkish delight, watermelon, quince jelly and almond butter to the nose. The palate, now “fresh as a daisy” transported us to a sunny garden in full bloom before deepening to orange oil and a lingering dark chocolate bitterness. From the Folle Blanche grape.
Classification: Vintage 2005 Region: Bas Armagnac Cask Type: Armagnac barrel Grape Variety: Folle Blanche ABV: 51.0% USA Allocation: 60 bottles