Francis Darroze Domaine de Jouanchicot 1982 Vintage 33-Year

Darroze 1982

Distilled/Owned by: Domaine de Jouanchicot

Region: Bas Armagnac

42.5% ABV

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