Chateau de Pellehaut 1989 28-Year

Pellehaut 1989

Paid: $70 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Chateau de Pellehaut

Region: Tenareze Armagnac, France

49.9% ABV

Grapes: 100% Ungi-Blanc

Aged For: 28 years (Distilled 1989)

Cask Type: French oak

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Mahogany

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