Domaine de Baraillon Bas-Armagnac - ~37YO, 1985/2022 , 43%

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Domaine de Baraillon Bas-Armagnac

Domaine de Baraillon Bas-Armagnac - 37YO, 1985, 43%

Type : Armagnac
Vintage: 1985
BottleD: 2022
Country: France
Age : 37YO
Strength : 43% vol.
Content : 700ml

For reference, 同廠同樣1985蒸餾的係早前版本的表現相當唔錯
2012 version in Whiskyfun: 92 pts
2018 version in Whiskyfun: 93 pts 

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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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