Ar­magnac

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or­ange/lemon, mar­malade, dried zest and small notes of pear, carameliza­tion / pâtis­series as­so­ci­ated with a dis­creet hint of bis­cuit/sweet spices and al­mond (in the back­ground). Good length and good per­sis­tence.

Score : 16.5/20 (93/100)

Mar­quis de Mon­tesquiou Ex­tra-Old

Ar­magnac

The nose is aro­matic and offers power, in­ten­sity and fi­nesse. It re­veals notes of Zante cur­rant, dried flow­ers and dried or­ange zests as­so­ci­ated with oaky / roasted touches, gray pep­per, candied or­ange / crys­tal­lized cle­men­tine as well as a hint of caramel/ran­cio, nut­meg and a very dis­creet hint of choco­late. The palate is fruity, straight and offers a small ten­sion, gour­man­dise, a good bal­ance, pre­ci­sion, a very slight unc­tu­os­ity as well as a very fine grain. On the palate, this Ar­magnac ex­presses notes of Zante cur­rant, mar­malade and dried or­ange com­bined with hints of ran­cio as well as a dis­creet hint of apri­cot, dried fig, caramel and spices. Good length. There is a very dis­creet hint of cof­fee / co­coa on the fin­ish. The fin­ish is beau­ti­fully suave. There are hints of vanilla on the fin­ish / per­sis­tence (brings gour­man­dise). Beau­ti­ful per­sis­tence.

Score : 16.75/20 (93-94/100)

Château Lac­quy - 12 ans

Bas-Ar­magnac

The nose is fruity, el­e­gant, beau­ti­fully built and offers a racy power, a good fi­nesse of the grain, a small rich­ness as well as gour­man­dise. It re­veals notes of mar­malade, crushed peach and small notes of zest (man­darin, lemon) as­so­ci­ated with hints of kumquat, Zante cur­rant, crys­tal­lized man­darin, cedar, small hints of carameliza­tion / nouga­tine as well as a very dis­creet hint of flow­ers and pep­per (in the back­ground). The palate is fruity, beau­ti­fully bal­anced and offers a beau­ti­ful def­i­ni­tion, a fine suavity, dy­namism, a small juicy / acidu­lous frame, a racy grain as well as gour­man­dise. On the palate this Ar­magnac re­veals notes of juicy yel­low peach, mar­malade, kumquat and small notes of juicy mirabelle plum as­so­ci­ated with small touches of dried cit­rus, a dis­creet hint of pâtis­series, pra­line, al­mond and a very dis­creet hint of white flow­ers (in the back­ground). Good length. There is a touch of gray pep­per on the per­sis­tence.

Score : 17/20 (94/100)

Delord

X.O. Pre­mium

Bas-Ar­magnac

The nose is fruity, el­e­gant and offers del­i­cacy, com­plex­ity as well as a beau­ti­ful bal­ance be­tween fi­nesse / rich­ness / power. It re­veals notes of candied cit­rus (lemon…) and Zante cur­rant as­so­ci­ated with touches of pear, gray pep­per, a small touch of or­ange as well as a hint of white flow­ers, mint, choco­late and an im­per­cep­ti­ble touch of vanilla. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, well-struc­tured and offers a good def­i­ni­tion, fi­nesse, a fine acidu­lous frame, a fine straight­ness, pre­ci­sion, a very fine fresh­ness as well as a beau­ti­ful fi­nesse of the grain. On the palate this Ar­magnac ex­presses notes of mar­malade / candied cit­rus, crushed mirabelle plum and small notes of pâtis­series, carameliza­tion as­so­ci­ated with fine touches of caramel pear as well as dis­creet hints of white flow­ers (in the back­ground), choco­late and hints of cigar. Good length. There is an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of co­coa / roasting on the af­ter­taste.

Score : 16.75/20 (93-94/100)

Cas­tarède XO 20ans d’âge

Bas-Ar­magnac

The nose is aro­matic and offers in­ten­sity as well as el­e­gance. It re­veals notes of candied peach, dried or­ange and small notes of dried lime com­bined with touches of carameliza­tion, ran­cio, pear in syrup as well as a touch of ap­ple but­ter, Sichuan pep­per and a dis­creet hint of flow­ers / vi­o­let. The palate is fruity, well bal­anced, gour­mande, el­e­gant, pre­cise, well-struc­tured and offers a fine unc­tu­os­ity, del­i­cacy, rich­ness, dy­namism, a fine ten­sion, a fine straight­ness, a very fine fresh­ness (in the back­ground), fat as well as a fine min­eral frame. On the palate, this Ar­magnac ex­presses notes of candied cit­rus (or­ange, lemon) and small notes of dried man­darin com­bined with touches of but­ter ap­ple, pear in syrup as well as a hint of juicy grapes, hints of pâtis­series, co­coa, a very dis­creet hint of roasted al­mond (in the back­ground), cigar, cedar wood and and im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of Bour­bon vanilla. Good length and per­sis­tence. There is a hint of oak on the fin­ish.

Score : 17/20 (94/100)

Veuve Goudoulin XO, Sin­gle Cask

Bas-Ar­magnac

The nose is fruity, el­e­gant, pre­cise and offers a fine power. It re­veals notes of dried lemon, dried lime zest and small notes of kumquat as­so­ci­ated with small touches of peach, ap­ple as well as dis­creet hints of flow­ers (white and vi­o­let), pâtis­series, cedar, rose­wood, a dis­creet hint of ex­otic fruits / quenette and a very dis­creet hint of gray pep­per. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, frank and offers straight­ness, pre­ci­sion, fi­nesse, a small aerial side, a fine acid frame (in the back­ground) as well as del­i­cacy. Beau­ti­ful mat­ter! On the palate, this Ar­magnac ex­presses notes of fleshy pear, jammy or­ange / mar­malade and small notes of lemon zest as­so­ci­ated with a hint of dried man­darin, kumquat, pâtis­series, carameliza­tion, Zante cur­rant, a dis­creet hint of ex­otic fruits / quenette as well as a very dis­creet hint of cedar and cigar. Good length and per­sis­tence. There are a hint of co­coa and roasting on the fin­ish / per­sis­tence.

Score : 17+/20 (94-95/100)

Comte de Lau­via Hors d’Âge

Ar­magnac

The nose is fruity and offers a fine fleshi­ness as well as a fine power (in the back­ground). It re­veals notes of Wil­liams pear and fleshy Golden Ap­ple com­bined with small notes of pâtis­series, carameliza­tion, cam­phor and a hint of pep­per. The palate is fruity, well­bal­anced and offers a good def­i­ni­tion, a fine ten­sion, a small suavity, a fine juici­ness, a fine unc­tu­os­ity as well as a fine min­eral frame. In the mouth this Ar­magnac ex­presses notes of fleshy peach, Wil­liams pear and small notes of Golden ap­ple, quince as­so­ci­ated with a touch of kumquat, mar­malade as well as small hints of carameliza­tion, pâtis­series, a dis­creet hint of co­coa and an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of flow­ers / vi­o­let (in the back­ground).

Score : 15.25/20 (90/100)

Château de Lac­quy - 17 ans

Bas-Ar­magnac

The nose is fruity, aro­matic, gour­mand and offers a beau­ti­ful el­e­gance as well as a beau­ti­ful com­plex­ity. It re­veals notes of dried or­ange, yel­low peach and small notes of kumquat, crys­tal­lized crys­tal­lized lemon / or­ange as­so­ci­ated with touches of lime zest, ap­ple, fine touches of vine peach, Tarte Tatin / pâtis­series as well as slight hints of ran­cio / in­cense, Zante cur­rant, sweet spices, pep­per, a very dis­creet hint of flow­ers and grilled oak (in the back­ground). The palate is fruity, beau­ti­fully el­e­gant, well-bal­anced and offers a good def­i­ni­tion, juici­ness, suavity, a beau­ti­ful del­i­cacy, gour­man­dise, a beau­ti­ful ex­pres­sion / pre­ci­sion, a good struc­ture as well as a fine and racy grain. On the palate, this Ar­magnac ex­presses notes of fleshy peach, mar­malade, crys­tal­lized man­darin and small notes of candied lemon, green ap­ple as­so­ci­ated with touches of lime zest, pear, carameliza­tion, gray pep­per as well as a dis­creet hint of flow­ers, quenette, crème brûlée and roasted al­mond / hazel­nut. Slight straight­ness on the fin­ish. Good length and good per­sis­tence.

Score : 17.75/20 (95-96/100)

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