Review: Ararat Armenia Collection Reserve 10 Year

Paid: $60 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Ararat / Pernod Ricard

Region: Armenia

45% ABV

Aged For: 10 Years

Cask Type: Armenian oak

Grapes: Unspecified, Armenian grown

Color: Old oak

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Rich musty grape, thick oak, baking spices, pipe tobacco, oranges, raisins, dried fruits, chocolate

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly sticky

Palate/Taste: PX sherry, blackberry jam, orange marmalade, honey, vanilla, oak, cinnamon, a real fruit bomb

Finish: Light warmth, medium length, still very fruit forward with a touches of chocolate, vanilla, and baking spices.

Thoughts: If you like your brandy almost like fruit juice or are a fan or Port or PX sherry this stuff is going to be right up your alley.

Score: 88 out of 100