Review : L’encantada Domaine Lous Pibous 1995 #135 Hail Yak

Paid: $120 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Lous Pibous / L’Encantada

Region: Bas Armagnac

56.1% ABV

Aged For: 24 Years, distilled 1995

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

Color: Auburn

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Deep rich grape and fruit notes, oak, dark chocolate, tobacco, oranges, blackcurrant, old sherry, and leather

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied

Palate/Taste: Oak, dark chocolate, vanilla, port wine, caramel sauce, pepper, spice, cream, and citrus

Finish: Medium warmth and long lasting, dry finish with heavy tannin and oak influence. Chocolate, coffee, tobacco, pepper, and cherry.

Thoughts: A combination of rich creamy desert flavors and heavy oak tannin influence make this a whisky drinker’s kind of brandy.

Score: 87 out of 100

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