Distilled/Owned by: Domaine d’Esperance
Region: Bas Armagnac, France
Aged For: Minimum 3 Months
Cask Type: Steel
Grapes: 50% Folle Blanche, 50% Baco
Chill Filtered: No
Color Added: No
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: New make spirit, white grapes, creamy vanilla, aloe vera, and mint
Palate/Taste: Creamy on the palate, vanilla, grape-seed oil, eucalyptus, and cactus
Finish: Medium warmth, long lasting, Lingering mint, fresh cut sugar cane, raspberry preserves, and perhaps even agave?
Thoughts: Despite being new make at still strength, this has no harshness to it. Its creamy and really coats the mouth. Crisp and fresh types of herbs and a nice fruity vanilla background. As a neat sipping spirit, it doesn’t compare with aged brandies, but where it will shine is as a mixer or dare I even say shooter.
Score: 74 out of 100