The 1985 Millésime is distilled from a single varietal, the “Folle Blanche”, and comes from a single cask from a single estate, the “Domaine de Courros”. The distillation was carried out in January 1986 by Monsieur Ponsola, one of the region’s professional distillers. The new distillate was transferred to casks made from the local oaks grown on the estate. The precious liquid then waited patiently in the cellars under Denise’s expert eye until it was ready to see the light again.
The nose is quite floral and spicy with oaky notes and some dried fruit and violets. Big, full in the mouth with youthful oak and tannin, softening to show some spice, vanilla and a touch of orange zest.