The wonderfully zesty aroma includes notes of margarine, lanolin, dark caramel, buttery oak and holiday fruitcake. The palate entry is rich, creamy and honeyed; at midpalate the woody/creamy flavor suggests rancio beginnings. Finishes semisweet, cocoa- and maple sugar-like, and intensely oaky. Best Buy.
Color: A deep orange hue.Nose: Ripe black plum and fig.Palate: Sweet with notes of mandarin and lightly roasted vanilla.
The brandy is aged in oak barrels in the castle cellars. The clay and limestone soil in Ténarèze is exactly the same as in Cognac's top growing regions of Grande Champagne where Ugni Blanc (grapes) reign. Armagnac from Ténarèze ages longer, and, better.