J. Goudoulin

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SMWS Releases

SMWS Number Title Description Distilled Cask Region Grape Age ABV
A3.1 Gravitas and sophistication This delightful old Armagnac is like an elderly statesman full of gravitas and urbane sophistication; a glass to accompany thoughtful contemplation. The nose has floral perfumes and polished wood, syrup of figs, raisins and molasses, orange oil and spiced rum punch – maybe even a medicinal, old-fashioned apothecary’s note. The palate is viscous, intense and weighty – lots of wood (no surprise), gingerbread, treacle and various dried fruits. That dark fruity sweetness is complimented by a dry, spicy finish; imagine a toffee apple laced with cough linctus, imagine PX drizzled on black bun and imagine a tantalising doorway to a time long gone. Vintage 1987 Armagnac barrel Bas Armagnac 49.9%
A3.2 Fruity pipe tobacco Tate & Lyle’s finest Golden syrup hues hide aromas of labyrinthine complexity. There is an initial waft of fresh figs, over ripe plums, the seats of a Rover 90, Balkan Sobranie pipe tobacco and a touch of Deep Heat, just for good measure. A little surprising then, when the avalanche you expect, becomes a gentle cuddle of flavour. Initial sweetness, gives way to an unctuous embrace of fruity sap wood, and zesty orange flesh, which clings to the palate with a lip smacking fervour. At the end you’re left in a warm and satisfying, gently tannic, afterglow. Vintage 2000 Armagnac barrel Bas Armagnac 46.7%%