GRosperrin FINS BOIS 1989 48,4%
Fins Bois and Singularity
Another Fins Bois millesime (after the wild 1993) from Grosperrin’s cellars.
Colour: Old gold, orange lights. Regular heavy tears.
Nose: Very sugary melon notes at first surrounded by Monbazillac wine scents. Dry coastal forest smells pine bark, warm sand, pine cone. A tad of freshness on eucalyptus. Floral shades on orange and cherry blossom. Quite a delicate nose but with ample distinct notes. Ruby port wine scents in the background and a little briny touch on olive oil (like the N°87).
Mouth: Oily texture. Very port wine aromas at first. Cooked grapes. Light buttery notes. Full of red berries in the aftertaste. Blackberry stew, grenadine syrup. Bang! Ample palate with massive notes, so very different from the nose finesse, but quite my taste too. Its ends on generous almond paste notes.
Last Notes: More floral scents with air. Lilac and rosewater. Still « sunny » smells of warm sand and pine bark underlined by various resinous shades now. A tad leathery in the background. Strong walnut oil waves. Young melon and raisins back on the palate. Plum liquor aftertaste. A bit of dryness in the mouth length, but it’s not unpleasant at all. It ends on hazelnut shell and linseed oil.
Strong wood influence but it remains quite well-balanced. Generous fruity F.B. I can’t say if this one has reached its maturity (I’m not a cellar master), as this FB already has a nice « patine » (is there a word to translate it properly?) given by its age, but regarding its powerful aromas, it seems that it could go for another decade. A millesime with its great singularity by the way.
My very subjective note: 88/100