Version Francaise Veuve Goudoulin Armagnac 2000
Founded in 1935 by Jeanne Ménal Goudoulin, Maison Goudoulin was bought in 2009 by Michel Miclo, the owner of the Alsatian distillery G. Miclo. Particularly flowery, sandy, and spicy on the aromatic level, this version reveals itself, as vanilla, fruity and honeyed on the gustatory level. Far from being detrimental, this dichotomy provides a feeling of fullness that culminates in a finished resplendent with maturity. Fine, flowery. Nutmeg, lily, chamomile.
Nose: Fine, flowery. Very spicy (pepper, nutmeg), the first nose is also floral (buttercup, dandelion, lily). Allowed to breathe, it becomes exotic (banana) and empyreumatic (beeswax). Then, the perfumes of boulbène sands that emanate from the aromatic palette highlight a notion of ancient terroir. Essential oils (rosemary, chamomile, savory) gradually cover the olfactory space.
Appearance: Old gold
Palate: Fine, balanced. Very different from the nose, the attack on the palate is creamy (vanilla, coffee) and candied (lemon, pear). In the mid-palate, flavors of pistil, daisy, and marigold refer to the floral character of the aromatic palette. Then, increasingly fruity (pineapple, mirabelle plum, banana) and honeyed (acacia, lime blossom), the aftertaste also highlights the quality of a perfectly integrated woodiness.
Overall: Long, racy. Grated ginger in dark chocolate, candied lemon in vanilla and salted butter caramel with notes of prune, the start of the finish is both delicate and peppery, almost spicy (Espelette). On retro-olfaction, notes of leather and incense highlight the beautiful chiaroscuro tones of the taste palette. The empty glass is powdery (cocoa), spicy (ginger), and floral (honeysuckle).
Brand: Veuve Goudoulin
Merchant: Version Francaise
Vintage: 2000 vintage