Vallein Tercinier – X.O.

Nose: At first the nose is pretty, shall we say, assertive. If not agressive. It doesn’t smell of clean spirit or glue, but it is pretty in your face. Spicy, hot and estery at first, followed by nice fruity notes. Stewed pears.
Mouth: spicy, lush and bitter-sweet, with dried fruits and quite a lot of cask-influences. Nice, but not stunning.
Finish: looooooooooooooooooooong. Very, very long. Beautifull finish, maybe the best finish I’ve ever tasted in any spirit. Spicy and herbal, with buttery notes and a nice rancio-type of flavour to it. Develops into more waxy notes of dried fruits: sultanas and prunes.

Rating: 80-100 out of 10

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