Jean-Luc Pasquet - ~27YO, Le Cognac de Noël, 1994/2021, 46.4% (WN88)
Jean-Luc Pasquet - ~27YO, Le Cognac de Noel, 1994/2021, 46.4%
Type : Cognac
Region: Petite Champagne
Vintage : 1994
Bottled : 2021
Strength : 46.4% vol.
Content : 500ml
Lot 94 is 1994 Distilled
Noël means Christmas in French, it's Chrismas Cognac
Online tasting note for reference (extract from Cognac Expert):
The smells are certainly spice-loaded but not abrasive. Think of an assorted autumn spice mix. Additionally, there is an underlying smell of sweet speculoos cream and honeyed pain d'epices. I also smell a faint trace of fragrant sawdust, not a note I smell often but I assure you it's quite pleasant.
There is an impression of roundness and richness, and the Cognac is both of those, but there is an underlying verve driving everything forward. The Cognac is fresh, dry, and mouth watering. My mouth is literally watering after tasting this Cognac de Noel. The tingly warm baking spices are there for sure, but I confirm they are completely unobtrusive. There is a taste of moist honeyed pain d'epices. And the fruit underneath it all contributing freshness is blood orange or vine peach.
There is good length to the finish, but the flavors are not eternal – nor should they be. As soon as the sweet spice flavors faded away, I was more than ready to smell it and taste it again. For my palate at least, there was not an ounce of bitterness, no astringence, and no rusticity.
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