François Voyer Napoleon 15 Year Old Grande Champagne Cognac

Amber-topaz color. Bouquet rushes up in zesty, compelling waves of spice (nutmeg, coriander) and black raisins; more exposure to air stimulates deeper, more profound scents of marzipan, nougat, dark honey and oak resin. Palate entry is so dry as to be austere; midpalate displays more fleshiness but it's the dominating presence of oaky resin that lasts on and singes the tongue. Aftertaste is long, mineral dry, resiny and not the least bit generous. Atypical Grande Champagne Cognac, which usually is rich and concentrated. Austere. P.P.

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