Located in Grand-Bas-Armagnac, the Château de la Béroje belongs to Raymond Crombez de Montmort. In particular, as a cellar master, he pays particular attention to the aging of his eaux-de-vie. Arrived at perfect maturity, this version distilled in 1995 shines with its fruity, floral, chocolate, and spicy notes and shows exceptional complexity, from the first nose to the empty glass. Round, rancio. Orange, quince, caramelized rhubarb.
Nose: Fine, unctuous. Remarkable fruity freshness (orange, apricot, mango) and at the same time balsamic (cedar pine), the first nose is extremely deep. Allowed to breathe, chocolate and spicy flavors (cinnamon, ginger) give it a lot of class, while red (raspberry, strawberry) and black (blackberry, cherry) fruits flesh out the fruity dimension of the aromatic palette. Gradually, beeswax and quince accompany heady flowers (freesia, hyacinth, peony).
Appearance: Copper backed
Palate: Elegant, suave. On the attack, a thin film of soot covers the aromatic palette. This, however, quickly shatters. Thus, chocolate, blood oranges, and toffee develop the mid-palate towards tones reminiscent of taffeta. In the aftertaste, ginger, chocolate chips, and heather honey form a particularly harmonious taste set. Notes of cherries and toasted nuts.
Finish: Long, racy. Intimately linked to the mouth, the start of the finish is powdery (cocoa, coffee) and slightly earthy. Over time, a hint of camphor energizes the finish that evokes a slightly burnt apricot tart. Delicious. In the retro-olfaction, dried fruits (prune, quince) and caramelized rhubarb precede an empty glass whose dry extracts are full of spices (pepper, cloves) and root flavors (gentian, ginseng).
Brand: Chateau De La Beroje
Trader: Version Francaise
Peaty: Not peated