As is typical of Domaine de Jouanda’s excellent Armagnacs, this is remarkably vibrant and fruit-forward, despite nearly four decades in barrel. The nose is distinctive and powerful, with rich aromas of dried fruit (prunes, pears and fig) with sweet vanilla and an almost lychee-like note. On the palate, it evolves deliciously – richly warming with sweet Sherry-soaked raisins and Christmas cake developing into butterscotch and crème brûlée notes. The finish is long and smooth with the scent of ginger spice.
FINE+RARE (June 2021)