NEISSON 2003 Cuvee Sacha Papi 46.1%
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Matured in bourbon casks entirely in a tropical climate, this venerable bottling is named after Grégory Vernant-Neisson’s son, Sacha, who was born in 2003. Bottled at cask strength, its aromas at times evoke a superb American rye whiskey or even a cognac with floral accents from the Petite Champagne terroir. Bolstered by these primary influences, it is simply all the more authentic. Indeed, as the tasting progresses, it brilliantly stages notes of sugar cane that act as the backbone for the palette of flavours and aromas. Spectacular.
The voluptuous first nose is characterized by beeswax, candied orange and hyacinth. Allowed to breathe, the fruit takes on more breadth, with mango, apricot and raspberry. Later, the expression becomes even more noble, revealing notes of cane sugar and magnificent fruity rancio (brandied cherry). The rich attack is smooth and tangy (lemon). The enveloping finish is powdery (cocoa) and slightly earthy (gentian root). Sugarcane fields in harvest are found on the particularly inspired flavour palette.
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