Distilled/Owned by: Domaine de Jouanchicot
Region: Bas Armagnac
Grapes: 100% Ugni Blanc
Aged For: 33 Years (1982-2015)
Cask Type: French Oak
Chill Filtered: No
Color Added: No
Color: Burnt Chestnut
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Dark fruits, chocolate, caramel, raisins, oak, berries, bourbon, rich dark and heavy
Mouthfeel: Medium body
Palate/Taste: Vanilla and chocolate, with baking spices, cloves, pipe tobacco, Sweetened black tea
Finish: Heavy oak tannins, plums and port wine, vanilla and cream, long length and medium warmth.
Thoughts: I am in love with the dark heaviness of this drink, right up there with some of the best bourbons and scotches I have enjoyed.
Score: 90 out of 100