GROSPERRIN BOIS ORDINAIRES 18yo 51,5%
From Oleron with Love
After V.T Compte 10, Augier l’Oceanique and Grosperrin Bois Ordinaires N°90, it’s time to taste another Bois Ordinaires on Hors d’Age. Today we’re talking about a 18yo cognac from Oleron, bottled at 51,5% after a light reduction.
Colour: Amber, gold lights. Regular heavy tears.
Nose: Fresh resinous notes on pinesap at first. Sunny shades on well-done melon and cumin. Very close to some other B.O I’ve tried before. Intense spiced notes on cloves, cardamom and Sichuan pepper. Fresh spiciness in fact. A little briny on green olive tapenade. Reasonable oakiness. Nice citruses scents on fresh orange juice and tangerine peel.
Palate: Oily texture with a tad of dryness in the aftertaste. Full of raisins and overripe melon at first. Lingering spiced notes on caraway and cumin. Fresh aftertaste on basil and lemongrass. Still these sunny accents on melon and pinesap. It ends on fresh vine peaches. Great mouth length and ABV seems to be at the right height here.
Last Notes: Fun rum shades with air, something a bit Barbados-like. Heady resinous notes. Green/too young pineapple scents. Orange liquor notes. Nice evolution through the tasting. Still some briny shades. Hints of fresh leather too. Back on the palate, you get a full bowl of young plums and tinned apricots. It ends on dry walnuts and candied orange peel.
Less complex than the Bois Ordinaires N°90 but easier and rounder. Very nice spiciness/fruitiness balance by the way.
My very subjective note: 87+/100