Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points - Eye-catching topaz/bronze color. Smells remarkably orchard fruit-like, biscuity and tart. In the mouth, the flavor profile screams of spicy oak, dried apricot, pepper and marzipan. What is so attractive is its dried fruit highlights. (Mar 2012)
The 1979 Duffau Bas-Armagnac is a rare vintage-dated Armagnac, bottled in 2009 after aging for 30 years in the family's cellar. Showing big notes of brown sugar and cinnamon, it has a streamlined entry with good spice and stewed fruit while oak and tobacco persevere on the finish.
|A 6 year old spirit. Flavors of cocoa, orange rind,cake batter and vanilla. Soft tannins on the finish and a touch of rancio.