TIFFON TRES VIEILLE RESERVE GRANDE CHAMPAGNE 40%
In honor of Sverre (Part I)
A promising assemblage of 50-90yo G.C cognacs. Let’s see if can go further than the Tiffon Grande Champagne.
Colour: Amber, gold lights. Medium regular tears.
Nose: Leathery and woody scents at first. Candied citruses, especially candied cedar. Ample Bordeaux wine notes, a nice mix of tannic smells and stewed red berries. Nice touch of spiciness with bourbon vanilla. A taf of rancioted shades with mushroomy notes in the background.
Palate: Great citruses notes in the beginning. Orange zest marmalade, still some cedar notes too. Delicious pastry aromas with the mouth length, mainly on plums tart and poached pear. A bit of acidity in the aftertaste. In ends on sesame seeds and licorice sweets.
Last Notes: Amplified rancioted notes with more air. Buttery scents melted to dry undergrowth smells. Flowery shades with hints of potpourri. Still some great citruses notes with verbena notes in the background. Obvious raisins and prunes scents now that you find on the palate too. A tad of freshness in the aftertaste, something between rosemary and peppermint. Wood influence printed on the aftertaste, mainly on cedar wood and tannic notes.
A tad too unbalanced in my personal opinion but a very elegant rancio.
My very subjective note: 87/100