Pineau François 1er Grande Réserve 2

Pineau François 1er Vieille Réserve

A great house, a remarkable pineau des charentes : here is the Pineau François 1er Vieille Réserve !
Pineau François 1er Grande Réserve 3

Pineau François 1er Grande Réserve

A treasure from Chateauneuf

Pineau François 1er is one of the most famous Pineau  des Charentes producer. So here is the tasting notes of their Grande Réserve, a 19yo pineau des Charentes.

19 year old ? For a pineau ? That’s a golden promise !

Colour : Light brown

Nose : It begins with a dash of camphor and mushroom. It is quite medicinal. Then it becomes fruity and floral. Here is the freshness. Orange zest, violet. It is heady like a strong perfume. Suddenly, with air, it is rounder, something like walnuts cake. A little of apricots marmelade too.

Palate : A full spoon of orange marmelade with all its sugariness and bitterness. Delicate notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. A little of almond paste in the aftertaste. The mouth is very long, you can’ t imagine that a pineau des Charentes could offer this kind of tasting session. 

Last Notes : The air brings us vanilla notes. It is also a bit buttery but very citrusy, focused on grapefruit. Floral scents and aromas. Jasmine waves and heady strawberries. Yummy ! It ends on burnt caramel and licorice sweet (you know the famous brown Krema sweets).

Great structure, well-balanced, mouth rather long. Why buying cognac when you have this kind of pineau ?  

My very subjective note : 87+/100

More info on Pineau François 1er website

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