N: Quite fruity, with aged orange liqueur, banana, sugar cane, treacle. Old leaves church pews, clove, hot chocolate, hint of woodsmoke. After fifteen minutes in the glass could easily be mistaken for an XO cognac.
P: Cooked apples and prunes, then the spicy, clovey oak kicks in. Bears some comparison to an aged Calvados, but sweeter and with less full-on apples. Cedarwood and tobacco.
F: Spices and oak fade slowly, leaving apple pie dusted with cocoa.
C: The perfect candidate if you wanted to throw a curveball into a cognac tasting. Great balance and structure, well-defined fruit and elegant, commanding oak.