Paid: $70 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Chateau de Pellehaut
Region: Tenareze Armagnac, France
Grapes: 100% Ungi-Blanc
Aged For: 28 years (Distilled 1989)
Cask Type: French oak
Chill Filtered: No
Color Added: No
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.
Nose: Toasted oak, caramel, vanilla, dark chocolate, leather, and mulled wine
Mouthfeel: Medium body, well rounded
Palate/Taste: Dried fruits, brown sugar, vanilla, pipe tobacco, sherry wine, oak
Finish: Long and warm, reminiscent of well-aged bourbon, oak, vanilla, cloves, coffee, raisins, very deep and dark.
Thoughts: It was so good I purchased two more bottles to have in reserve, an excellent vintage bottling. I’m used to seeing the insane prices currently commanded by the whiskey markets, and this is a breath of fresh air for as long as it lasts.
Score: 90 out of 100