After a very long period of trying to escape France like limping member of the resistance (which has taken so long it has probably had sufficient time to undergo additional maturation in glass!) our very first bottling of Armagnac Sponge is finally here!
A 35 year old bottling created from a mix of 64 percent 1985 Bas-Armagnac and 36 percent 1963 Ténarèze Armagnac, before bottling at natural cask strength. This is full of all the rustic finesse, character and charm you would hope for from a great Armagnac.
Nose: a bit more docile, or elegant if you like. I get a hint of Palo Cortado here, with walnuts and hazelnuts, as well as leather, earthy truffle notes and a hint of milk chocolate. Baked apples, orange peels and raisins. Hints of prunes too.
Mouth: same feeling of elegance, with a prominent minty theme, baked bananas and stewed peaches. Also hints of tobacco and truffle again. Raisins, plum jam and liquorice. Nicely balanced by the right amount of polished wood.
Finish: long, still quite minty, with raisins and plums and light tobacco notes.
|Vintage||1985 and 1963
|ABV / Volume||51% / 70cl|