The ‘nose’ of Armagnac is an integral part of what makes the enjoyment of the spirit. It can be a real challenge to know what you’re actually meant to be experiencing. Experts mention various aromas, such as vanilla, citrus fruits, peach, caramel, vanilla, or tobacco. But for those whose senses aren’t quite as well tuned as those who inhale Armagnac for a living, I will try to give you some guidance.
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Complementing the five basic tastes of sweet, bitter, salty, sour and umami, a large variety of odors also contribute to the overall sensory impression of a foodstuff.
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