A strange package that almost works.
1991, Apples and Pears
No age statement
Year of Bottling
Nose: An odd oxidised note. Tinned pear and evaporated milk. Burning cigar, roasted nut and a signed note like burning hair. Glossy, but there's something not quite right behind.
Palate: Big hit with good length. Pretty, fresh and balanced though a touch of soapiness knocks it back.
Comment: A strange package that almost works.
Nose: Cider apples, damp cellar. Dessert-like. Crème caramel. Pears in puff pastry.
Palate: Smooth, quite sweet. Caramelised apples. Tarte Tatin.
Finish: Medium, spicy (nutmeg and a touch of cinnamon).
Comment: Not so far from an aged calvados. Well balanced but the wood is not totally integrated.
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