More from our fab artisan guy in Monflanquin. Prunes are not usually on my favourites list but they are a speciality of the region. It’s no surprise then that there’s an Eau de Vie on these lines from the area and we have an oak aged one to try. It’s certainly on the more unusual side for me but here’s my thoughts.
Eau de Vie- Pruneau d’Agen
On the Nose:
The Eau de Vie is a lovely light golden hue and a lovely fruity inviting nose. There’s red fruit, then a nuttiness and raisiny quality that really leaps out the glass.
The first thing in the mouth is a sweetness and a really full mouthfeel. The fruit on the palate is dried with raisin and fig notes. There’s also tobacco and a very slight smokiness.
Long finish thats smooth with the fruit and nut notes remaining.
Good to mix or over ice with some water.
My only criticism is that it’s a very tight wax seal and a cork closure so opening is a bit awkward. However for more information
Back to whisky next week!