Nose: perfecto! Starts empyreumatically, if I may, gets then more pine-y, with whiffs of thuja, then we find this perfect rancio that only comes with age (ham, morels, roasted stuff), some miso soup, pad Thai, embrocations, Vicks Vaporub, beeswax, linseed oil… Wonderful nose!
Mouth: we’re touching perfection, and frankly, this could be whisky. Cough medicine, pine liqueur, snuff, very old oloroso, Spanish ham, quinces, prunes, mint, pomegranate… By golly, this is some well-aged spirit! Finish: medium, slightly tannic as any Armagnac should be, but with an easier jammy aftertaste. Liqueur-filled chocolates.
Comments: looks like our Californian friends enjoy this wee ‘brand’ (not a brand, a domaine!) a lot. Well, can't blame them for having good judgment.