This copper--penny colored Cognac is best when allowed time to open, since it evolves in the glass. The nose offers notes of dried cherries, toffee and oak. The palate is light at first, with vanilla and warm caramel deepening to an unusually fruity finish full of rounded apricot and orange flavors. It’s mouthwatering and delicious, perfect for pairing with fruit tarts and pies.
95 points, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2013)
Wine Enthusiast Top 50 Spirits of 2013
Deep copper color. Attractive aromas of spiced melon, caramel apple, cola nut, polished wood, and raisin scone aromas with a broad, supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a richly concentrated chocolate, spice, pipe tobacco and mineral dust nuanced finish. A superb sipping Cognac with excellent depth.
94 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Mar 2011)