ABV: 40% ABV
Age: 8 Years
Nose: Rich syrupy cocoa, figs, honey. Toffee, lots of blackberry and tobacco. Ting of freshly uncorked wine, that bright spirit-y grape forward aroma that comes with a freshly opened Pinot. Lots of sweetness, but no ethanol.
Taste: Thin mouth feel, but no heat, again. Loaded with berries – blackberry, cherry, raspberry and blueberry. Light spearmint component, some oak. Faint pepper, musty tobacco. Bright apple and pear note.
Finish: Medium in length. Lots of pipe tobacco, rich blackberry, spearmint and some oak. Really nice overall.
Overall: Not mind blowing but leaps ahead of modern releases from Courvoisier. This was hella cool to drink through, and really helps bring your mind back to how cognac was in a much different time. Delicious, complex, and well above the bottlings of today.
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