Malternative Belgium #13 La BoutiQUE Lot 69 45,2%
This #13 bottling is an old P.C from a secrete cognac house, but the label could be a clue to find it out. Anyway, a 53yo P.C bottled at 45,6% probably has many things to say, doesn’t it?
Colour: Amber, gold. Regular heavy tears.
Nose: Generous nutty scents on roasted almond and pistachio at first, immediately followed by chocolate/caramel sweets smells. Hints of new brand new leather in the background. Quite herbal too. Strong bay leaf and cooked rosemary sprig notes. Light fruity shades on dried figs and prunes. Subtle oaky tones on linseed oil and pinesap. A tad of sour cherry with a little more air.
Palate: Oily/acidulous texture. Elegant rancioted notes on blackcurrant juice. Great mouth length. Nice balance between freshness (peppermint), spiciness (caraway) and fruitiness (watermelon and fresh strawberry). Still herbal notes, this time on thyme and basil. Not as easy as la Corbeille de Fruits but it remains a delicious P.C.
Last Notes: Full of tinned quinces with more air. Heavy licorice syrup notes now. A tad oakier than previously perceived. Still a great freshness, this time on mint tea underlined by candied cedar notes. Back on the palate, you still get yummy herbal notes on freshly cut parsley. Fresh fig aftertaste. The empty glass is full of blackberry jam.
Very refined and elegant P.C. I really like the way this palate unveiled many shades. The perfect one to celebrate the opening of La Boutique!
My very subjective note: 91/100