Review #: 563
Description: Through The Grapevine: Francois Voyer Lot 89/92
Background: Another TTG offering from La Maison du Whisky. This time a blend of casks from Francois Voyer around the 30 year age mark, likely. Cask strength and no additives.
Distillery – Francois Voyer
Bottler – La Maison Du Whisky
Brand – Through The Grapevine
Selection – N/A
ABV – 43.5%
Age – NAS
Nose – Rich dark grapes, nice oak structure, black coffee, leather, raisin, almost has that old book smell to it
Taste – Sweet grape but with a nice dark richness, dates, a little bit of torched sugar (like the top of a creme brulee but not quite caramel)
Finish – Oak really sweeps in and takes over. It’s tannic and a little dry but not horrible and wraps up the whole sip experience well. A little bit of baking chocolate might be in there but is more of that dark bitterness.
Would I buy a bottle? It would be good gift bottle, but I wouldn’t buy it myself.
Thoughts: This cognac makes me think of pouring it in a snifter while you wear a smoking jacket and drink it in your library. It has the grape characteristic while still lots of oak. Not too much proof so it’s approachable. If you are looking for a gift for a casual drinker in the $200 range, I think this fits the bill, even if they are typically just a whisky drinker.