Sample X 27 Years Brandy Old Sample X 46.3% 1993
€ 83,73 (in. BTW)
|Bottelaar||Kintra Spirits & The Rum Mercenary|
|Cask Type||Oak Cask|
Serge Valentin (84)
1993? Unless this is Macallan. I'm joking. Colour: gold. Nose: this is a rather grassier one, tougher than the Bache, less rounded and 'easy-easy', with notes of bourbon too, then a little warm rhum, sugar cane, roasted pecans and peanuts, burnt raisins, then a little eucalyptus, toffee, mocha… I find this lovely, and probably not very 'old-school Cognac'. Mouth: it's fun to find notes of rhum again (agricole), nougat, butterscotch, fudge… A wee rusticity, a few bitter herbs, parsley, some liquorice, black tea… Finish: rather long, rather more 'traditional' at this point. A little oak and more black tea in the aftertaste, as well as a drop of pastis, proof that this is French spirit indeed. LOL. Comments: early landed? I'm not totally floored yet here (ha) but we're already way above the Bache.