Door number 10 of the Drinks by the Dram Cognac Advent Calendar revealed the cognac Louis Royer VSOP Force 53 bottled at 53%. Hints of packed leaves, leather, moss and old books makes me think of an autumn walk through the forest. Dry notes for sure but also some sweetness in this cognac of fruit and flowers.
More sweeter on the palate then the nose first showed me. Loads of red summer fruit, cherry, cassis and blackcurrant notes between the sticky honey and fudge. Soft and not a long finish, but with vanilla creaminess and a hint of fresh citrus. Even with the feeling of not balanced somewhere it is an interesting dram due to some different layers in it. Thanks Drinks by the Dram for sharing a sample!