Color: Medium to dark amber, walnut stained furniture color with hesitant and thick legs.
Nose: Cocoa powder, grape molasses and tart fig paste. Aged Pedro Ximenez sherry, rum soaked raisin cake and nutmeg. Sticky toffee pudding, rain soaked forest floor and wild mushrooms.
Palate: Mouth drying, tart and tannic but in a most beautiful way... Welch's Concord grape jelly, tart Damson plums and passion fruit. Toasted wood, medlar and cinnamon. Unripe peaches, dried apricots and dried cranberries.
Finish: Dry, long but very gentle... Passion fruit, poached plums and fruit cake.
Overall: Speaking of high note: Boom..! Absolutely great Armagnac... Incredibly well aged and dry with just enough tannins and mold but still vibrant with tart, fruity and spicy. Now, that's a bottle to dream of and a domaine to look for... Thanks again to Brian Borger for the sample.