Delord 25 years old is elegant on the nose with peppery and spicy notes, it is in the mouth that this Armagnac will unveil its complexity of cocoa, spices (pepper), well blended tannins, vanilla, rancio (walnut).
‘The deep, old copper penny colour is reminiscent of aged tawny porto; flawless purity. The potent spirit raced from the copita in the initial aromatic burst, leaving behind dried aromas of raisins, prunes and herbs; aeration serves to alter the aromatic direction as the bouquet turns biscuity, caramel-like, honeyed, cream sherry-like, and even dark chocolate with more than a passing perfume of cheese-like rancio; wow.
The palate entry is suggestive of bittersweet dark chocolate, cocoa butter, chocolate covered raisins, and dark honey; at mid-palate the taste profile becomes fruitier than the entry and less bitter-sweet, making for a succulent aftertaste that’s spectacularly satisfying. As good as twenty year old Armagnac can get. A genuine classic’ - 5 stars, Paul Pacult.
A great Bas-Armagnac eau-de-vie, possibly the best value spirit Delord has to offer.
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