pierre ferrand 1840 vs, ambre vsop, dieux xo, anges xo cognac

Vs

Alc. 40%

Nose:

Apples, peach stones and new leather. Vanilla pods, slight oak and some dustiness. a slight sourness, like baby vomit and eastern spiciness to the nose, fresh flowers and toffee with a touch of burnt rubber. Fruit driven with very bright, young golden orchard fruit. There is a sensation of charred wood to this nose.

Palate:

Delicate and light, fresh and a little bright. Licorice and fresh fruit, raisin with a little abrasive finish, touching on cleaning chemical. Medium finish, settling with fatty almonds, raisins and syrup.

Overall:

A good vs.

score: 83

Vsop ambre

Alc. 40%

Nose:

Pear cider, grape juice and cotton candy. dusty new leather, light oak and sandalwood. Figs and peach. Starting to get some bass notes and fruits are turning into dried fruits. After some generous airing the wood starts to become more involved, more balancing. Fresh strawberries.

Palate:

Getting dank with currants and moderate oak. Middle eastern spice again, dark leather, dark red fruits. Finish is moderate with currant lozenges hanging on. Full and rich with surprising depth. Some cocoa developing.

Overall:

Tastes aged ahead of its time.

score: 88

Dieux xo

Grande champagne

Alc. 40%

Nose:

Peach and apricot and a touch of acetone. Fresh red berries on the nose, sawdust, sandalwood and roses. It could be considered a bit sour at first. After some generous airing, the red berries become a bit darker with a big influence on the nose. Leather, slight vanilla, chocolate and oak level things out.

Palate:

Stewed and mashed fruits, at first impression, turning to leather and oak on the finish. Cooked fruit and licorice, leather, treacle and some big oak. Some ash in the finish.

Overall:

Needs air. Very rich and big on dark fruit jam and wood. Excellent. Superb weight and texture.

score: 94

 

Anges xo

Grande champagne

Alc. 40%

Nose:

Immediately off the nose there are dry flowers, freshly planed wood, leather and dark fruits. Sweet tart candies. After some airing, stewed grapes set in beside dank wood and currant lozenges. Anise, old closet and vanilla. After generous airing we have stewed fruits, cherries, boiled figs, dank oak, dark rum notes, some ash and a little milk chocolate. Nice!

Palate:

Wow. Wood. Big oak at first followed with stewed fruits and walnuts on the finish, which becomes a touch bitter, but pleasant. Anise, some eastern spice and a touch of coffee. Some rotting/overripe field berries in the finish. Currants and vanilla of course! Aromatic, sweet, lovely.

Overall:

Not as dank as the dieux.

score: 93