Vieux Pineau de Charentes - 10YO - ABK6 - France
A fortified wine from Domaines Francis Abecassis, this is made by mixing cognac with the unfermented grape must used to make cognac.
Golden colour. The first nose is marked by white-fleshed fruit such as pear and peach. This is followed by notes of fig, walnut, acacia honey and woody vanilla. After a gentle start, this ABK6 10 year old Pineau evolves towards notes of fruit jellies and particularly apricot before finishing with a lovely acidity. The long ageing is confirmed for the length of the finish.
Drink chilled especially in summer.