Distiller: Domaine dAurensan
Bottler: Domaine dAurensan
Brand: Domaine dAurensan
ABV: 43% ABV
Age: 10 Years
Nose: Lovely and rich, lots of oak, grape, cocoa, orange zest. Thick, pungent, with a toffee and butter cream component thats really enticing.
Taste: Medium mouth feel, nice body. Heat is in check, pairs well with an abundance of fruit. Raspberry, black currant, blueberry, lingonberry. Raisin bread, cocoa, butter cream. Oak is present and asserting, but not not too heavy handed.
Finish: Long finish, the dregs hang on the palate for a while. Lots of cocoa, grape, raisin and date, cream. Oak structure carries well. Warming but not hot.
Overall: I had concerns for something at this age and ABV, but it has converted me. Really enjoyable fruits, desserts and oak combine to bring a really popular profile to the front. This is everything I really like about Ugni.
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