TIFFON TRES VIEILLE RESERVE FINS BOIS 40%
In honor of Sverre (Part II)
This one is said to be an assemblage of 50yo+ Fins Bois. Let’s see if it can reach a higher level than the G.C version of this Tiffon Tres Vieille Reserve.
Colour: Old gold, orange lights. Medium regular tears.
Nose: Great balance between flowery and citruses notes. Fresh apricots, jasmine, tangerine juice. Musky and woody notes. Kirsch cherry. Cooked plums. Mature rancio on dusty wood and old leather scents. A tad of freshness in the background.
Palate: Dry texture. Raisins and prunes. Fresh wave on eucalyptus in a second time. Roasted notes on cocoa and bitter chocolate. Great spiciness too. Candied citruses. Great balance between fruitiness and acidity. Definitive sherry cask notes, nutty and port wine aromas. It ends on shy licorice notes.
Last Notes: Tannic scents with more air. Astringent tones that weren’t there before. Prunes again. Back on the palate, you find fruitiness and sugariness on candied citruses and vine peaches. Slightly spiced on anise, cardamom and black pepper.
A lack of precision in my humble opinion. But it remains a very interesting Fins Bois with generous fruity tones.
My very subjective note: 86+/100