Color: Medium amber, polished copper sheet color with stubborn and sizable teardrops slowly turning into slow and oily legs.
Nose: Cream sherry, white cranberry juice and ripe yellow plums. Sweet and fruity... Some young alcohol, fruit hard candies and candied orange peels. A couple drops of water: Churros, honey and sweetened rum.
Palate: Orange peels again, dried stone fruits and bitters. Maraschino cherries, honey syrup and cinnamon. Tastes like old fashioned a little to me now... Adding water thinned out the texture a lot and didn't really add anything to make it worth doing so.
Finish: Medium with dark chocolate, syrup and nectarine jam.
Overall: What would be the right way to describe this bottling..? It's definitely not one of the most adventurous Armagnacs I've tasted but it's also not uninteresting. It's sweet, fruity and lightly spiced and actually very good. Maybe too predictable... Or too safe... From a whisky drinker's perspective let me put it this way: Take this as your favorite blended whisky. You might not want to be challenged every time you reach for a bottle in your cabinet and during those times this would be the perfect choice. Also priced perfectly right.