Paradis Extra is the fruit of a series of marriages between hundreds of different eaux-de-vie, nurtured to maturity by successive generations of the same family of cellar masters. A veritable fireworks display of spices and peppery notes, softened by the fragrant scent of flowers. Finesse and elegance are the major characteristics. Perfectly harmonious in the mouth, Paradis Extra reveals itself to be smooth, full-bodied and long-lasting on the palate. Its force and finesse, plus the delicate flavor of rancio, give it a perfect balance.
The bouquet features multilayered scents of baked pear/apple pastry, walnut, roasted chestnut and maple. The palate entry is firm, semisweet, oaky, and spicy; the midpalate is well-balanced, sweet, oaky and compellingly baked, with finishing touches of rancio, hard cheese and caramel. Finishes elegantly and lushly, with final parting tastes of pepper and brown sugar.
Score: 90-95. April 01, 2007.