Review: L’Encantada Le Freche #49 1990

Paid: $90 for 500ml

Distilled/Owned by: “Le Freche” / L’encantada

Region: Bas Armagnac

52.4% ABV

Aged For: 28 Years, Distilled 1990

Cask Type: French Oak

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

Color: Mahogany

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Grapes, hazelnut, orange rind, tobacco, oloroso sherry, dates, and port soaked oak

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body

Palate/Taste: Coffee, grape, dark chocolate, clove, pepper, oak, blackberry, and spice

Finish: Long and lasting warmth, dry on the palate, oak, pepper, tobacco, cinnamon, toffee, and citrus

Thoughts: I love trying things distilled during my birth year. This Armagnac has fruit on the nose, followed by a slightly dry oaky body with fruit injected here and there.

Score: 87 out of 100

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