Tariquet Bas-Armagnac Blanche Armagnac

Blanche Armagnac — Bas-Armagnac, France

Tasted July 13, 2019
4.75 out of 5 stars
- Certainly grappa-like, but less extreme: Walnut shells and almonds. Soft citrus: lemon zest, orange zest. Kiwis. Anise seed. Vanilla pod. Creamy coffee note. Dates. Prunes. Raisins. Figs. Hint of apple sauce! Faintly tropical: papayas, mangos, pineapple. Coconut milk. Chocolate note. Pistachio ice cream! Sugary, but not overly so. Vegetal. Earthy. Grassy. Little bit of brown spice to it too, similar to a young sherried whisky. Rounded, soft. Velvety mouthfeel. Also, I get a punch of red currant, with a hint both of raspberries and gooseberries, on the nose as I'm finishing my glass of this, when there's just the tiniest well aerated sip left. I do recommend softening it up with a drop of water, and letting it aerate. Not that it's at all out of balance. *Quite* the contrary! Appreciate the 46% abv. Really appreciate being able to taste Tariquet's tremendous Folle Blanche Eau-de-Vie right out of the tubes!