94 pts- Beverage Institute Chicago- The Delord distillery was founded in 1875 by Prosper Delord who was then an itinerant distiller. Today, two of Prosper's great grand son pursue the tradition of making one of France's most prestigious spirit. Obtained thru the low temperature single distillation of Folle Blanche, Bacco, Ugni Blanc and Colombard. This Armagnac Napoleon is a blend of 10 year old spirits aged in black oak barrels. According to the Beverage Institute, Deep amber copper color. Vibrant aromas of baked raisins, coconut custard, cocoa powder, exotic peppercorns, buttery nuts, and leather follow through to a supple, fruity full body with buttery praline, dried peach, candied ginger, coconut cream, and clover honey notes. Finishes with a long, evolving fade of honey, cocoa, fruit, and peppery spice. A remarkably fruity, flavorful and approachable Armagnac with a superb combination of power and poise.
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