Veuve Goudoulin 1934

Veuve Goudoulin 1934 40%

1934. Armagnac. 40%.


Ancestral Armagnac 

1934, that’s right. But I can hear some suspicious guys tell me that Veuve Goudoulin was founded in 1935, and actually, they’re 100% right. But as a merchant, the company has bought many old things throughout its history, including some pre-WWII rarities. 

Colour: Dark amber, gold lights. Regular medium tears.

Nose: Bang! It’s a maelstrom of tropical fruits, with heavy mango, pineapple, and passion fruit juice notes. Mind you, that’s a 75yo armagnac! Incredible rancio made with melted scents of sherry cask whisky (raisins, peanut butter) and ample fruity shades (prunes, dried figs) that are usually found in 40yo+ Grande Champagne cognacs.

Palate: Oily texture, kinda juicy in the aftertaste. Still has great sherry bomb notes, with a tad more acidity. Oaky notes, maybe a bit too much. Smooth vanilla and roasted hazelnut aromas in the background. Great mouth length regarding the ABV.

Last Notes: Warm spices with more air. Few floral scents too, especially on lavender and potpourri. It’s also full of heavy rancioted notes, something very close to what you find in an MMC3 (nutty shades, fat aromas, PX shades). Walnut oil. Back on the palate, it’s way more refined with air. Delicious chocolate aromas, roasted notes, and a tad of creaminess. What a nice surprise! It ends on orange peel and cocoa powder.  

Not my favorite 1934 spirit (haha Val, very funny), but it doesn’t feel like an old armagnac eaten by wood. Yes, oak has its great part in this Veuve Goudoulin 1934, but you have a bunch of fruity and delicate notes in this venerable brandy. 

My very subjective note: 90+/100

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