Domaine de Baraillon Bas-Armagnac - ~37YO, 1985/2022 , 43%
Domaine de Baraillon Bas-Armagnac
Domaine de Baraillon Bas-Armagnac - 37YO, 1985, 43%
Type : Armagnac
Age : 37YO
Strength : 43% vol.
Content : 700ml
2012 version in Whiskyfun: 92 pts
2018 version in Whiskyfun: 93 pts
Online tasting note for reference:
Nose: where does this fantastic meatiness come from? Liquorice, Spanish ham, Bull Dog sauce, honey-glazed spareribs, green walnuts, high-class-super-duper Manzanilla, new box of Cuban cigars, cedar wood, old vinegars, furniture polish… And that thing that just always kills anything else in my book: olives. Impressive nose that reminds me of some wartime malt whiskies, Macallan, Mortlach…
Mouth: metalogical aged spirit, salty, meaty, sour, vinegary, tobacco-y, acetic… With old and fresh walnuts, raw chocolate, chen-pi, green coffee, pu-her, hoisin sauce… There’s clearly something Asian here. I suppose some brandy exegetes would state that this is a little flawed, but from a whisky drinker’s POV, I would certainly disagree.
Finish: rather long and pretty fermentary. More hoisin. Absent-minded quaffers would probably believe they just downed half a pint of amontillado.
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