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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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect