Dram Review: The Whisky Agency Very Find Old Cognac Single Cask Aged 49 Years

[49.2%・Aged 49 Years・Bottled in 2019・The Whisky Agency Bottling・Single Cask Lot 19 No. 70・Single Cask Release of 234 Bottles]

Nose:

Delicately and soulfully rewarding with the glowing juiciness of the grapes, brown sugar cured candied ginger and French crêpes with the saucy rum soaked raisins caramelising away. In time there is some bread yeast developing in the background.

Palate & Finish:

It’s not as radiant as the nose has suggested but it exudes elegance. Sophistication exemplified with the grapes without feeling over-aged. The intrinsic acidity promotes and prolongs the sweet citrus note. Preserved lemon treats well merged with the refined woody body.

Wee notes of leather and fruit cakes, subtle but mesmerising..

Thoughts:

There is a certain je ne sais quoi with the nose, it’s enlightening and stimulating, yet ultimately there is a sense of self-preservation; a passing conversation with Ms. Eva Green perhaps..

They say French women age gracefully, it would appear the same could be said about this cask..

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]

-Nicholas

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