10/06/2013, 11/06/2013, 12/06/2013, 06/19/2013
As though a bouquet of flowers sits in the glass, the nose presents with the perfume of freshly cut flowers. It is beautiful, almost like admiring flowers in the florist because the fragrance is accompanied by petals and push green. As the brandy rests, the aroma of blood plums and lychee develops with crushed almonds and cashews. There is a subtle sweetness that is in no way overpowering, as the blunt oak moderates the fruit and old muscato wine that is drizzled over chocolate fudge. The wine is of excellent quality, old and dry with some sweetness. This is excellent stuff!
The punch of blunt oak hits the palate with notes of vanilla and dark chocolate, as the plum remains supple and fresh with notes of sugary honey and some hints of mint. The fresh plum becomes plum compote as the brandy rests on the tongue but just as the syrupy sweetness develops it is washed away by spicy oak and an earthy nuttiness that brings a full bodied old red wine, very similar to a shiraz/syrah.
This brandy has a beautiful character that is impeccably balanced.
The character of an old moscato lingers, with its dryness balancing beautifully against the sweetness of the grape. The finish is creamy, and almost buttery.