FRANÇOIS PEYROT LOT 59 44,2%
Sweet Wagtail Song
It was one of my favorite in the last tasting session of 2021. A stunning 60yo+ G.C bottled at 44,2%, that’s the kind of resume I like to read. Here is the François Peyrot Lot 59!
Colour: Amber, brown lights. Heavy regular tears.
Nose: Strong toasted notes at first. Spicy and chocolate tones. White pepper, bitter chocolate and wood shades on pinesap. It seems that this one needs some air. Vivid fresh notes on mint and pinesap again. Very young melon notes too. Light fat notes on palm/colza oil.
Palate: Sweet/oily texture. Prunes and plums at first. Prunes cake (and more precisely the famous far breton). Great mouth length. Definitive prunes and plums symphony followed by raisins and date aftertaste. Almond and marzipan at the top of the palate. Not the most precise ever but very generous.
Last Notes: Light tobacco notes and ample Bordeaux wine scents with more air. Still some chocolate notes in the background. Still a great freshness on peppermint and pinesap. Caramelized nuts back on the palate. Nougat, chocolate sweets. Smooth spiciness on cardamom and cinnamon. It ends on bourbon vanilla and young banana aromas.
Solid G.C too. Generous, plenty of aromatic shades. A little more complexity and it can reach 90.
My very subjective note: 89+/100